Etiquette is important in every social situation and that includes social media like Pinterest. After all….there’s nothing worse than a total weenie that ignores common good manners.
If you’re just finding this series you’ll want to start from the beginning of the #BB100 Pinterest Challenge
I believe the MOST important thing is to…
properly credit your source.
This should apply to all aspects of your life. Just saying.
Now, you’re creating a roundup post of say Top 10 Pinterest Dinglehoppers, you’ve found your top 10, and of course you’ve
GAINED PERMISSION TO USE THE IMAGE FROM THE BLOGGER.
(slight pet peeve of mine that folks don’t ask so I’m sorry for the screaming. )
You create an awesome collage for a pinnable image and share larger pictures of the individual dingelhoppers. But you want to make sure each dinglehopper image links back to the original poster. You also, want to make sure your readers properly follow etiquette and pin each of the dinglehoppers from the original source ie blog post. It’s a bit hard hanging over readers shoulder saying,
“Oh hey…yeah…only pin the collage from my site. Since you love that dinglehopper click on over to the original and pin from there”
So…you can virtually hang over their shoulder by making those images …
After you load the image into your library and link it to the dinglehopper post you pop it into your post. Now…here comes the code…brace yourself!!!
Click the text/code button. You’re going to look for the dinglehopper. You’ll see
<img src=”http://honeyslife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/13/dinglehopper1.jpg” width=”300″ height=”300″ />
And you’ll add nopin=”nopin”
<img src=”http://honeyslife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/13/dinglehopper1.jpg” width=”300″ height=”300″ data-pin-no-hover=”true” nopin=”nopin”/>
There’s no full proof way to prevent someone from pinning an image…even if you actually disable all pinning. I even asked my designer if she knew of an alternative way. She said (and I quote), “You’ve just made it harder.”
Follow the 80/20 Rule
No one likes a “Mememememe.” pinner so follow the 80/20 rule. Pin 80% of things that will help and support you as a biz or blog and pin 20% that’s self promoting. It just makes things better for interacting and makes you not seem like a selfish ….person.
Say NO to Spam & Hate
Report objectionable content. Seeing something that’s racist, sexist, supports hate or harm means you as a decent human being should take a moment and report it by clicking that wee flag in the bottom right corner of the pin. You’ll identify why it’s offensive by clicking a button. This is also where you can also report images where someone has stolen your images.
If you find something is spammy…report the spam.
And, to make sure you’re not supporting spam…take a moment and check your pins before repinning.
Check All Pins & Repins Come From a REAL Post (not a homepage)
I know after years of repinning certain folks will pin right so I don’t need to check their stuff before I pin it. But, when you’ve discovered someone new take a moment and open the pin up. You want to make sure the pin opens to the post. Cause Lord knows I’ve unfollowed folks that constantly pin from the home page. There’s nothing more annoying than discovering a pin 2 years old and it’s pinned from the home page. It’s buried with 2 years worth of posts and I’m not searching unless it’s REALLY a want. So! If you see www.honeyslife.com and that’s it in the url…ERT! No. You’re pinning from the home page. BUT! If you see honeyslife.com/thanksForPinningFromThePost well you’ll hear an angelic choir and will prevent a massive exodus of followers.
Honor Thy Fellow Pinner
Also, Honor thy fellow pinner. When you’re pinnig and you check the site…don’t pin from it. It’s rude to do so when another sent you to it. Repin what you see in your feeds. That’s like someone gives you an amazing invite to a party and when asked how you found the party you say, “I was just discovered it.”
um. No. That’s a VERY unclassy move and if you’re doing it…STOP…don’t be that butthead.
On that note! 😉 Come back tomorrow and check out part 4 of the #BB100 Pinterest Challenge series.
And remember…the reason we have manners is to show the people around us that we care. If you know something that’d make Miss Manners for Pinterest proud share it in the comments ’cause I don’t want to be a mannerless butthead. 😉