Can we talk about Pinterest?
I’m a big fan. I’ve fallen hard for this site. It is everything I love about the internet. It’s all about the visual for me!
Recently Ez of Creature Comforts shared this great post on using Pinterest to find out what your readers love about your site. It’s a helpful post that anyone with a website can use, you don’t even need to be on Pinterest.
So I have been using her tip and occasionally I will hop over to: http://pinterest.com/source/nobiggie.net/ to see what NoBiggie readers are liking (aka pinning). I have found great insight into this little tip, although, I have a little issue.
(Cue Soap Box… )
As much as I love sharing inspiring images and ideas here on NoBiggie in addition to projects that I personally have shared, I wish people would go directly to the original site to pin the image. It’s so important to make sure you are pinning an image to the site where the idea was created, and NOT the “feature site” where you saw it.
It is really easy to hop on Pinterest and start repinning images that your friends have pinned and that you instantly love, but you really should take the time to double check the image source and make sure it links to the original site, and not a site it was just featured on.
Did you know Pinterest now has an app for the iPhone? I repinned an image I saw via the app the other day, and it was linked to the wrong site, and I couldn’t edit the pin from the app.
A quick rule of thumb: If I ever share an image here that I love, I will always link to the original source and in most cases I will pin it too, and in that case, repin away!
For instance: my post yesterday featuring Meg’s cute Summer List, I pinned it first before I blogged it.
(stepping off Soap Box now )
*Updated: I have reached my limit on Pinterest Invites. If you have a friend who is on Pinterest, send an email and request an invite from them. Please don’t request it here. Thank you.