Click Before You Pin

Pinterest tips for teacher bloggers from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Pinterest is a great way to get inspired, share your own ideas and organize ideas by photos. However, you need to be careful about pinning things to your boards without clicking through to see if the pin is spam or not. 

Recently I saw this awesome pin about teacher fonts. I always “right click” and “open in a new tab” pins I am considering pinning. When I clicked through to the pin, I did not find a site with a link to “Awesome Teacher Fonts”, I got a blog about Mood Disorders. 

Pinterest tips for teacher bloggers from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

I am happy that I clicked before I pinned something that might be spam.

A quick way to see if the pin might be spam is to look at the top right of the screen and see what website the pin has been pinned from. Another way is to look at the bottom left of the screen where is says “also from”.

With anything on the web, user be aware! Are you a pin-a-holic? 

I definitely am … see this blog post on how to manage the frenzy! 

Happy Pinning! Happy Tuesday.

Pinterest tips for teacher bloggers from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

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    Katie Orr
    March 26, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I really enjoy reading your blog…especially the freebies you showcase. 🙂 anyway…I have nominated you for the liebster award. To learn more about it….visit my blog.

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    Anna Lynn
    August 25, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Love it, that's exactly what I do with pins! I have 5 other tabs open right now with pins waiting to be inspected before I decide if they're worthy of re-pinning. 🙂

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    Kristy @ 2peasandadog
    August 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks Anna Lynn. I always open pins in a new tab and check them quickly before I re-pin. When I first started I would just pin pin pin and then check later and realize I had pinned spam!

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    Pamela Kranz
    September 30, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    YIKES! Guilty! I think I pinned your example pin. New motto- trust, but verify!
    Thanks for the reminder!
    Desktop Learning Adventures

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