Pinning and repining has become a way of life for Pinterest users, but do you know what you are pinning? Many see the pin image and instantly repin-without reading the caption or clicking through. I know some of you just said what? clicking through? Pinterest is more than a virtual, visual board- the pins actually link to something- that's the point!
Pinterest is a visual bookmarking site, meaning when you click on the pin, it takes you to the source where you can learn to make your own laundry detergent, find out how much those shoes cost or where to buy that super cute nursery bedding. It's happened to all of us, you go to click through to the source and it either takes you to where you need to go, Google images or nowhere at all. If you notice that a pin is not sourced correctly, leave a comment so the original pinned can update the source. Finding the original source is always preferable to a secondary source such as Image Search or a blog entry.
On April 26th myself, Nat at Crafting Crazy Wendy at Wendy Will Blog, and Ashley at It’s Fitting, are dedicating the whole day to cleaning up our Pinterest boards. We’re going to take a day to reorganize, refresh, and yes (gasp!) we may even delete a few pins. We’re calling it Clean Up Your Pinterest Boards Day.