Listen, I have so much to tell all both of you that read this blog. Or that read it back when there was actually, you know, content. But first, please allow me to rant for a sec because ugh.
I love Pinterest. It’s like, my mecca. But I’m seeing some disturbing trends and I’d like to provide a Pinterest PSA/Best Practices. (Because I’m a damn expert, that’s why.)
1. Verify the content. Don’t pin shit that’s not real. Don’t pin a picture of, like, a crocheted afghan “pattern” or picture of a really great meal and the clickthrough link is….. an image on Tumblr. That’s dumb and mean and annoying and smack-worthy.
2. Again, verify the content. Don’t pin things that you haven’t checked first. Like, you find a cool tutorial and you don’t pin the link to the *actual* tutorial. You pin a site that has a link to another site that has a link to another site that has the original tutorial. Give link creds where they’re due. Don’t give those spammy bullshit sites stolen traffic so they can slap ads on their crappy Wordpress site and monetize someone else’s content. It’s gross.
3. If you see a pin you like, REPIN it from the original pinner (after you’ve done your work on #s 1 & 2 to vet that content first #AmIRite). Don’t go to the site and pin it from scratch like you just discovered it. Rude. And don’t act like you don’t do it, I’ve watched you. So quit it.
4. When you pin or repin something, for the love of all things crafty, update the description. Please. Pretty please. That’s why there’s, like, a description field there. In front of your face. So you can remove the other person’s info/reminders/thoughts/default text and add your own, or correct typos (like the correct use of your vs. you’re).
Okay? Okay. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. Love you, mean it. Happy (better) pinning.