It’s a fact that people love to view images more than text, whether browsing in magazines or on the internet.
We’re visual creatures by habit and it’s much easier to quickly look at an image rather than have to read a block of text.
It is for this very reason that a growing number of people are enjoying pinning and repinning images on Pinterest, the latest social media site to be attracting a lot of interest.
Simply request an invitation and within a few days, you will get an email notification informing you that you can now sign up on the site.
After you have registered, you can start sharing images.
How To Share An Image On Pinterest
Upon logging into the site, you will immediately see a lot of images. Most will have short descriptions and some will have prices and longer descriptions.
When you see a photo that you love, you can freely share it. This is called repinning an image.
For most photos appearing on your Pinterest home page, you will see the number of times an image has been repinned. This information will not show, however, when you view photos from within a specific category, for example.
How To Repin An Image On Pinterest
To repin an image, just hover your mouse over the photo and you will see three options at the top.
On the left is Repin with the pin icons.
Simply click on it if you want to share it with your followers.
A new box will then show with several options.
First, choose the board where you’d like the image to stay.
Select your board using the down arrow on the right.
Next, provide your own description of the photo or simply edit what is there.
Here it’s a great idea to also add hashtag (the # symbol) for any topic, eg: #socialmedia or #weddingflowers. This will make your image easier to find when people search for that topic.
Then hit the Pin It button once you’re done.
The repinned image will show in one of your boards. It will also be seen in your activity log.
How To See Your Own Activity On Pinterest
You can see your own activity on Pinterest by visiting your profile.
Just click your name at the top right and on your profile, then click on Activity towards the centre under your Pinterst bio.
As a Pinterest user, you can repin as many images as you like. After all, this is what the site is all about.
Remember to follow Wendy on Pinterest
What is your favourite way to use Pinterest? Do you like to plan thing, share your favourite thoughts? Perhaps a wish list of things you’d love to call your own. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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By Wendy Chamberlain
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