Have you seen this pin on Pinterest yet? It’s been floating around recently, and since I’ve been toying around with writing a follow up to my Pinterest Etiquette post this was the kick in the pants I needed. Pinterest is an amazing resource for inspiration. I love it. And I often embed Pins into my blog. You’ll notice it when I say something along the lines of, “I was inspired by this Pin:” with it as follows. Plus, you can see the Source link below the image. I’m just going to bullet my main points so it’s easy to follow:
• If the image you want to pin from my blog is NOT my original image, PLEASE DO NOT PIN IT! Click on the pin, and repin from Pinterest. This has been an issue in the past for my blog. I’ll go check the source (http://www.pinterest.com/source/killerbdesigns.com) and see that people pinned my embedded pins. This makes it look like I was the one who created those images, and I did not. It bugs me. For example, my shutter console and door coffee table both include inspiration images. Some prefer those over my own projects, and pin those images. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS! Just take the extra two seconds and click on through to repin from the original source. That way, should folks like to check out that original project, they don’t have to filter through my blog to find the proper link. From now on, warnings like the one above will appear below inspiration images to hopefully prevent this issue in the future.
• Please be descriptive in your comment section. Things like “cute!” or “love!” don’t describe what that image is. You may not know this, but the Pinterest searches pull from the descriptions, because images cannot be “searched” since they’re just pixels, not words. So let’s say you pin an amazing tutorial for painting your washer and dryer If you describe it as “This is so cool!” people who search for “painted washer” will never find that pin. So try to be descriptive when you pin it, then you can add personal comments later.
• Go #Hashtag Happy. I recently found out that when you hashtag something, it acts as a key word. So, in your description if you use “#puppy” your followers can click on that word and be taken to an automatic search for “puppy”. Cool, huh?
And just in case you’d like to pin this post, here’s a pretty little graphic to sum it all up: