I joined Pinterest. It’s a closed beta so you have to ask for an invitation. I was sent mine within 24 hours so it’s not a long wait. I like the site. I know there are others out there with the same theme, the same plan. But, there is something about Pinterest that makes it stand out for me. For one thing I don’t see a lot of sploggy links. The photos on the boards really are unique and interesting. When I found the site I knew it was going to be one I would be coming back for.
Some common sense rules sent in email (below). I like what they wrote about setting the tone for the community. It’s very true! I don’t think everyone thinks about this when they begin their “shameless self promotion”. I hope Pinterest can keep their community.
A few tips to get the most out of Pinterest:
– Install the bookmarklet. It lets you add a pin from any website with just one click.
– Follow a few more pinboards. After all, Pinterest is as much about discovering new things as it is about sharing.
– Pin carefully! As one of the first members of Pinterest, your pins will help set the tone for the whole community. Use big images, write thoughtful descriptions, and pin things you really love. Also, no nudity 🙂
A good plan for any site or network you belong to:
Pinterest Etiquette: Try to…
Be Creative. The best pinboards mix products, art, recipes and images from all across the web. Try not to pin everything from a single source.
Give Credit. If you blog about an item you found on Pinterest, it’s nice to credit your fellow pinners by linking back to the original pin.
My account on Pinterest.