Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pinning-Winning Wednesday

Today I don't exactly have a project...but I just wanted to talk about something that bothers me everytime I get on Pinterest.
Don't get me wrong...I LOVE it.  It's an amazing resource......when people use it correctly.
If you use Pinterest, here are a few tips on how to use it beneficially:

1.  Check the pin before you re-pin.
    So many times I see a pin I really like- and when I click through- it's just linked to the whole blog, rather than the post

2. Edit the caption.
Granted, this is not always necessary- but goes hand-in-hand with number 1.  Don't pin or re-pin something you like on etsy with the caption, "so cute DIY" or "flower tutorial".  Try not to "false advertise".

3. Spam Pins.
After searching for a few specific recipes recently, I discovered that there are a ridiculous amount of "spam pins".  Pins that have a picture of something, ie; brownies, but are linked to some ridiculous site asking you to sign up for something or another.  It's absurd, annoying and a bit frustrating when people continue to repin them.

Everything goes back to Pinning with Care.  Check it before you Pin it. 
For everyone's sake.

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