Part 1-- The Like Button
Let's get pinning, shall we? One of my favorite loves of Pinterest is the "like" button. I am constantly using the "like" button on Pinterest when I am "browsing" Pinterest. I "like" something when I am just casually browsing Pinterest and I am too lazy to actually click on the link to see if it is in fact a true link to a tutorial, recipe, etc. I don't want to pin some fabulous recipe and then find out later when I want to make that recipe only to find out that it is a link to no where land and there is no recipe attached... talk about a Pinterest let down.
Here is how to "like" something previously pinned on Pinterest...
You can see in the above picture that I "liked" this Photoshop tutorial I saw pinned. I wasn't sure if this was a pin to somewhere or to internet no where land, because of this thought I didn't want to commit to pinning this to one of my boards, go to use it at a later date and then realize it was a link to no where. This is why I decided to "like" it because I wanted to essentially save it for later when I could further check up on this link. I do this a lot when using my Pinterest iPhone app. I like to browse Pinterest on my phone, but rarely re-pin anything from the iPhone app, because when I'm on my phone... I simply don't want to take the time to find out if the pin links to something I really find useful, inspiring, or worthy of a spot of one of my boards (I'm a bit protective of what I pin).
Here in the above photo you can see the like button on the iPhone app.
Now you're probably thinking what do you with all those "likes"?
Every now and then I hit up my like page and check out those links I've "liked".
You're probably thinking I really don't care if my fashion/home decor or other inspiration pins go to a legitimate website or not and I agree with you on that point, because in a lot of ways Pinterest is about visual inspiration. I do however find it sad when I click on one of these pins to discover it linked to a Tumbler account with no credit given to the photographer of the photo or original source.
Once again I'm not telling you how to pin your life I'm just trying to share a few helpful tips I've learned from my experience on Pinterest.
Stay tuned for more helpful Pinterest tips to come.