Shoes on the cake board.......Purses on the gardening board....toddler crafts on the pets board. This one is super annoying. Anyone can make a mistake with a pin or 2, but when I woke up today to at least 39 purses on a gardening board...I quit following the board. If I wanted to see purses or toddler recipes, I would follow those boards.
I really dislike when I open Pinterest and see an entire row of the same thing pinned to every board you have. That great milkshake recipe did not need to be on your 'milkshake' board, and the 'dessert' board, plus the 'my favorites' board and the 'yummy' board and the....you get where I'm going here? If you do feel the need to double and triple pin, try doing it at different times. If you want to make sure we don't miss it, pin it once today and a different board tomorrow, then a different board the next day. Or even an hour apart. Better yet, get Tailwind and create a drip campaign and hit all appropriate boards in a few days. This works real well with group boards! (and using my affiliate link gets you a free month!)
#3 Pin recipes and tutorials from tumblr
Tumblr is a lovely photo site and is awesome for beautiful quote images or just pretty pictures in general. Nothing irritates me more then when I click on a "fabulous cake" pin and it's just a tumblr picture. No recipe. No how to, no tutorial, no link. *sigh*
#4 Leave the descriptions blank.
Don't do this especially if there's no text on the photo. I won't know if that picture of your kids and dog in the park is about the kids, the dog or well...the park! Give me a clue, write a short description if one isn't already attached when you create the pin.
#5 Re-pinning without checking the link first. I know when you're on your phone/tablet/I-device it's easier to just click the re-pin button, but a LOT of pins don't work. Sometimes they lead to a home page instead of the actual article you want. Other times they go to the dreaded 404 page. Sometimes they're spam. Luckily many website owners put their site name on the picture. Simply hover over the pin to see if the URL that pops up matches and if not, don't pin it! Stolen pins are a big problem on pinterest (where someone takes a image off a site and uploads it with a link to their site instead) and I certainly don't want to be sharing those!
#6 Pinning sprees. I know you just realized that there are 7000 ways to clean without chemicals, and spent the last 2 hours finding ideas and you really want to save every single article on Pinterest....but pinning them all at once fills up your followers feed. I scroll down to the bottom of my home feed and I'm still seeing row after row of your pins. Too much at once is well, too much. Utilize secret boards to save pins for later. If you save things, you can re-pin them from anywhere on your phone. Short bursts of pinning several times a day are better than marathon sessions.
Now there is a chance that what annoys me doesn't even phase someone else...but why take the chance?
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