Thursday, July 5, 2012

how to be a kind pinner...

I LOVE pinterest. Would I call it an obsession, no, BUT that doesn't mean that I don't care about it!  I see a bright future for us. Me and pinterest, that is.

One thing that has put a slight damper on my joy as I look at different pins from the creative people I admire is when I click on a pin thinking it will take me to the exact blog post for the picture that caught my eye, and all I find is the home page of the blog. Makes me so very sad :(

The backstory, with a little backstory of its own:

When you're on a blog, and you really like an idea.  DO NOT just pin that page - most likely you are on their home page (Page 1, if you will), and as those bloggers continue to post, that idea you liked so much will continue to get pushed back on to further pages.

I recently had an encounter of this kind when I saw a really cute idea for mini-cupcakes in ketchup bowls (the kind you see at fast food joints), but I wanted to know what temp to cook them on and how long.  So, I clicked on the pin and was taken to the website where it was originally found. I was taken to it's HOME PAGE. drats!  It took me 30 minutes (I was determined..) of searching through older posts to find the one I was looking for.  Thus...this post.

So, here's the quick tip:

Step 1: You're on a blog and you see an idea you like.  Scroll to the top of that specific blog post.  Click on the title.

Step 2: When you click the title, it will open up a new page with a web address that is specific to that post.

Step 3: Follow your normal pinning procedure.

Step 4: Enjoy going back to that pin, clicking it, and going STRAIGHT to the beloved idea.

Step 5: Repeat Step 4 ad nauseum.

wishing you all pinning happiness,


  1. Good point. At least they are pinning from the original source. My "Pintrest Peeve" is when people pin from a secondary site that only has the picture (tumblr)and no credit or mention of the original post.

    1. Yeah, I know what you mean! I just don't have the patience to scroll through 30 pages of blog content for an idea I'm not sure I'll love/be able to use.