Post # 1
I am new to pinterest so I need some help.
Can you tell me what the difference is when you repin something versus like something? Basically how/you would use pinterest I can tell you can organize things but sometimes the photos are overwhelming!
Maybe a basic introduction and how to would be nice!
Also, how do I share my pinterest boards with someone??
Post # 3
Liking something doesn’t do much- kind of like liking something on Facebook. Pinning something to your boards lets you categorize the photo and find it later on.
To share your boards, just copy the web address and send it to someone- they don’t have to have a Pinterest to view your board. Hope this helps!
Post # 4
@BooRadley: and can you share only 1board or do all your boards show if you give your web addy?
Post # 5
Repin vs like: Repinning adds the image to one of your boards (you pick which one, you can change the caption). Liking is bascially the same as when you like a status or something on Facebook.
They give you some “default” boards but you can do whatever ones you want and call them whatever you want. For example, you could have a recipes board, a home decor board, or a quotes board. Or whatever! It’s totally up to you.
You can also “share” by having a person follow you. You can also change the settings on each board to let other people pin to that board if you want (for example, one of my bridesmaids is doing a “shower ideas” board that other BMs can pin to).
Just play around with it!
Post # 6
and it says something about activating a pin button on other sites because not al sites allow you to pin stuff??
Post # 7
Just to clarify, liking on Pinterest IS a bit more useful than liking on FB. If you go to your Pinterest profile page, you can click on your likes and look back on everything you have liked on one page. I often do that for funny things I want to show my fiance later but that I don’t want to repin myself lol.
Post # 8
Pinning is putting pictures on a board to reference back to later or share with friends your interests, new information, and ideas. Liking is similar to liking a Facebook status. =) You can follow me if you’d like.
Post # 9
I usually will like things that I think are funny/cool but I won’t need to share with my followers or I don’t have a board set up with this theme yet. For example, I like a lot of Pinterest stuff with dogs, but I don’t have a dog-related page. I can still go back and access/see my likes but it’s not on a board.
You can share your board by sharing the unique URL with your friends or they can search for you as a user and follow you that way (e.g. via FB).
If you are pinning for your wedding and you anticipate a lot of pins, I would suggest creating different boards for different aspects of your wedding (e.g. wedding flowers, dress options, favor ideas) rather than plopping them all into one general wedding board. I have a general wedding board and unfortunately, it now has probably 150 pins or so and sometimes, it can take a long time to load, especially on my mobile phone when I’m trying to share it with a vendor. Plus, when you have that many all in one, it can be a pain trying to spot “that one pin” you were specifically looking for.
Regarding activating a pin, I’m not sure what you mean. I think I’ve only had one site so far that didn’t pin. Everything else I’ve attempted to pin has pinned, although sometimes Pinterest can be glitchy.
Oh, and generally speaking, if you are the originator of a pin (so NOT a repin), it is better to have an actual URL link with more information rather than just the URL of the image itself. So for example, instead of right-clicking on an image and taking the image’s URL, it is better to grab the full URL of that page and going to Pinterest and having their system grab the images and then selecting the specific one you want. This is especially helpful with products (e.g. Etsy finds) or DIY projects (for directions).
Post # 10
@lilbluebird: if I am the oiginator of a pin (meaning I wanted to pin a picture I like) how do I do that??
Post # 11
@bump: There are two ways:
1) If the site has a built in Pinterest function (e.g. Etsy), you just have to click on that and follow the directions. If you are signed into Pinterest already, it show take you directly to Pinterest with a pop-up with pre-populated fields. Just select the board you would like it to go on.
2) If it doesn’t have a built in function, you would copy the URL from the top of your browser, go to Pinterest, Click on “Add” at the top right in your Pinterest account, select “Add a Pin”, put in the URL of the page you are pinning from, click “Find Images”, and then select the image you want to display.
If you are in the Pinterest App (smartphone), I don’t think there’s a way to be the originator of a pin. I think you can only repin, but maybe some of the other bees may have other insight.
If you have a picture on your computer you want to add to a board, then you would select “Upload Pin”, instead of “Add a pin”.