11 responses

  1. Anita
    November 16, 2013

    I’m pretty new to Pinterest and still feeling my way. Thank you so much for these helpful etiquette suggestions!

    • Katie
      November 16, 2013

      You are welcome Anita!

  2. Kate Golding
    November 16, 2013

    Thank you for the reminder. I guess I better get on over to the pins and recheck them. and thank you to Ginger of The Blue Bottle Tree for sharing this post.

    Kate

    • Katie
      November 16, 2013

      Welcome to the blog Kate! I’m glad that you learned something. Come back again!

  3. Carol H
    November 16, 2013

    Thank you so much for this information, Katie. I do try most of the time, but sometimes surfing while waiting for sleep to overtake me may make me sloppy. I will go back through my boards and double-check!

  4. Shirley Moore
    November 17, 2013

    I agree with you on these points. I do have a question. As in the link you provided for the pin featuring Sarah Shriver’s work, when you go to the pin, there is not a website link, just ‘image’. How do you go about finding the source then? Thanks so much!

    • Katie
      November 18, 2013

      Often times an artist will DIRECT POST their pins to Pinterest. I too have done that on occasion. When that happens there is no URL that it directs to, rather it directs back to the uploaded graphic, as in this case.

  5. Carla
    November 17, 2013

    Thanks for these tips. I do pin without always checking the original…that is often due to time constraints. Then I try to come back and take a closer look at the info I have saved. It is like picking a bunch of books off a shelf then deciding which to read! I do try to follow up and add my own comments. So, that is how the whole thing works for me and I don’t pin to pass on to others as much as I am saving things I want to check out later when I have time.

    • Katie
      November 18, 2013

      Carla! Great information. Keep in mind that even though you are pinning for yourself and not someone else, your pin is still searchable by others. Therefore even though you are not pinning for others but for yourself, the etiquette still applies.

  6. Lisa A.
    April 4, 2014

    These are great tips, Katie! I’m guilty of improper etiquette at times. I will strive to be better.

    Another tip for pinners pinning from etsy…..it is a great idea to remove the price of the item when you pin it. It’s as simple as backspacing a few times to remove it. Sometimes an artist’s prices will change over time, and we don’t want them stuck on pinterest with those prices!

    • Katie
      April 4, 2014

      Great tip Lisa! I agree with you! Especially now that Pinterest has “rich pins,” it is no longer necessary to add the price of your item when pinning from your Etsy shop. Pinterest takes care of that for you, even telling you right on the pin if am item is in stock.

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