Whether your bulletin board is for an office, school, or the work place it can be a huge attractant for those wanting to check the latest news, events, items for sale, or upcoming social postings.
Community notice boards become popular for a very distinct reason, they tend to be a delightful potpourri of important information.
How interesting they are is only one draw for attracting the attention of those who pass by its general area. There are a quite few reasons why some boards do better than others. So what is it that attracts the extra attention? Keep reading for a few ideas for creating a bulletin board that encourages visitors to stop and check it out.
Location Location Location - It Does Make a Difference
_It is very important to locate the bulletin board in a high traffic location. The more people who pass by it the better. Increased traffic means a better likelihood that people will stop, read, and contribute to the board's posts if it is of an interactive design.
Frequent activity around your board is a very good thing as fresh content means even more people stopping by to see what is new on the board.
Virtually every school, work place, and social group that I have visited had a community board within it. Many of the lunch rooms and small coffee shops I have frequented also had a board there as well.
I learned quickly that a well placed bulletin board can be a hub spot for keeping up on current trends and events.
Select your location wisely so your board will be easily found by those who may want to read its content.
A board that is in a convenient location to visitors is ideal for passing along the information that you want them to find. Finding prime real estate is always important.
A Cork Lined Board is Ideal for Push Pin Posts
Create a Theme or Niche for Your Bulletin Board
Notice boards tend to be a gathering spot of bits and pieces of information but amidst all the posts there is generally a main concept of the bulletin board. It is this underlying theme that is the reason people stop by to view the posts on a regular basis.
It could be that you post upcoming social events, test results, potential job opportunities, football game scores, or some other topic of interest but the key is that this information is pertinent to your visitor. The focus of their attention is what attracts them to the board.
Experiment to see which theme or niche works best for you. When you find a niche that seems to be gathering interest post to it faithfully. Variety is nice too so depending on the theme of your board posting to a few topics combined together may work better than featuring just one idea.
An enclosed Board Protects the Posts from Removal
Pin Items You Think May be a Trending Topic
Work, office, or lunch room pinboard ideas: Items for sale, upcoming events, job listings, achievement awards, contests, coupons, places for rent, business cards, motivational ideas, trivia, news, and current events.
Ideas for posting on an elementary or junior school cork board: Student art projects, gym schedule, upcoming events, contests, special awards, student photos, lunch schedules, game ideas, positive quotes and sayings.
Items that you might post on a college bulletin board: Apartment rentals, items for sale, job postings, bursary and scholarships listings, sporting event news, contests, campus notices, or upcoming social events. Your board niche could even just be a fun listing of tips and tidbits designed to help students adapt to college life.
Just be dedicated to your niche and insure that it is updated on a regular basis. If your bulletin board is consistent in providing the information that people expect to see there then people will continue to stop by on a regular basis to acquire that information.
People will be more apt to utilize the board if they know that others will also be stopping by to search the boards content. Popularity can be contagious so insure that your board's information isn't stale.
Set Definite Rules for the Community's Board Usage
Post at the top of the bulletin board the regulations for using it. Keep the rules simple so they are easily understood. There should only be a couple rules for participants to follow and these should be written out in clear language.
One rule should be that all posts contain the date that they are pinned to the board. By Insuring that each post placed on the bulletin board contains the date that it is placed there you will more easily know when to remove outdated material.
Over time a board can become cluttered so being able to identify and remove older outdated notices is very important. If there is a time limit that postings are allowed to remain on the board then this should also be clearly listed for visitors to see.
The Basics of Managing an Interactive Bulletin Board
It's All About Attracting Interest to the Items You Post
It isn't difficult to create an interactive notice board it just takes a little innovation and dedication.
The most important aspect of any board is its ability to be of benefit to those who use it whether that board is for entertaining, motivating, or enlightening those who visit. Keep your visitor in mind.
Select your location.
Find your niche.
Post your rules.
Monitor your board to keep it interesting yet uncluttered.
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