7 Things You Should Avoid Doing At Pinterest
Pinterest is a great way to show off to the world about your interests. Like-minded people troop to Pinterest to look at what others are thinking about their common interest. It has become so trendy it made Pinterest the fastest-growing social media site in the planet right now.
While the web is rich in possibilities, it will hurt if it is done wrongly. That is why it is important netizens are aware of the things they need to avoid doing at Pinterest to make the social media experience rich and engaging to all. Here are some of the things that you may need to consider before spending countless hours at Pinterest.
1. Do not pin with pictures for Google images. Well that great merengue pie surely will look good on your pinboard when you stumbled upon it on Google images. Before you click on the image, click on to the source website first and click the image from there. You see when your followers will click on your images on Google images; they will be directed to the Google image site and not the source website.
2. Don’t pin from photo submission sites. You are drooling on a chicken pot pie that is on a photo submission site. Before you click something, remember that the location of the photos change in photo submission sites. The URL of the photo now will change say 10 hours from now. It makes your pins uh, worthless.
3. Beware of pinning from Tumblr. You stumbled upon a great cookie recipe with a picture of the cookie online. You are clueless of what site you are on. So you clicked and pinned it. But here’s the kick you are not really sure about the copyright status of what you pinned. Sorry but we should respect copyright and Tumbler, in all fairness they may be against copyright infringement but some of the users are not.
4. Don’t talk a lot. The last thing you should do on Pinterest is to say a lot. Don’t expect followers if you try to copy paste an entire article with your pin. Other users go to Pinterest for the photos and not much about the text; they are fed up using Facebook and Twitter.
5. Don’t force feed info. Pinning is good. But, pinning how good you are is bad. Don’t re-pin the same image over and over again. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
6. Don’t pin so soon, think before you click. Don’t pin like crazy. Save some thinking behind your clicks. Think about what will be the impact of your pins to other people.
7. Don’t pin like it’s the end of the world. Pinning and re-pinning can catch up with the law of averages. Your pins will eventually get crappy. This will lead to bad pinboards and if everyone is doing it then it will lead to the demise not only of your pinboard but Pinterest as well. There would be lack of interest on Pinterest eventually.
Like any other social media network, Pinterest has its own issues. It is a society where people discovers things and lets other look into their discovery. It is both a good and bad thing depending on how you look at it. Pinterest, like any other site on the Internet, can serve the greater good only if people are responsible enough to look after the welfare of others and respect them.