Are you a “Pinner”? Do you like to browse Pinterest looking for your next craft project, dinner recipe or beauty tip?
Pinterest is an online tool for collecting, organizing and sharing photos of the things you love.
I use it to keep track of things I stumble upon online, and for soap design inspiration.
But, what am I thinking? If you were hooked on Pinterest, you’d very likely be there right now and not reading my blog.
Because, let me warn you, Pinterest will suck you in. Oh yes, it will.
So for those of you who have (at least temporarily) escaped the pull of Pinterest and are here now, I offer a few little tips to make your stay in “Pin Land” a little more
Name Your Photos
When you pin your own photos (from your blog, for example), be sure your photo has a good name. Don’t just use the default “IMG 4392″ or “my_cat.jpg” because that will show up as the caption unless the pinner adds his/her own caption. Many pinners don’t bother. So if you want to make your pin more interesting (and have a little control over what the caption reads), give it a good name.
Use Secret Boards
Pinterest boards are like categories for organizing your pins. If you have an interesting board, other pinners might follow it and see what you pin for their own inspiration. Secret boards are boards that only you (and those you invite) can see. Perfect for sharing a project with a small group, keeping track of a gift list, or (in my case) planning your surprise wedding.
Once you click on a pin, you can track how it was added to Pinterest and which boards it’s been pinned to. Just scroll down under the pin. That’s a great way to discover other boards and pinners that share your interests.
Do you have a Pinterest account? What do you like to use it for?
Leave a link to your boards in the comments so I can follow them, too!