Sunday, April 15, 2012

What is "Pinning"?

Some days I am so ignorant, I should have a dog or similar to help me out!   I was playing around in blogger -- can't remember how I did it, but in some window, I found my Tutorial, and there were several items  "Pinned" to that tutorial.  I don't see them when I just LOOK at my own Tutorial.

What is "Pinning"?  How do I get to where I saw that several items were "Pinned" to my tutorial.  Is it a good thing?

11 comments:

Marcia said...

Pinning is a reference to pinterest. Google 'Pinterest' and go to the site; request an invite. Once your on pinterest start searching using words that would describe your tutorial. PInterest can be thought of as a public favorites list. When you see something you like "pin it" to your board. If other people like it they can also save it their boards. Is it a good thing? Hmmmmm depends I guess. If you have a great idea or tutorial many people will be directed to your site. I have purchased three quilt patterns from quilts I saw on pinterest. There are also neat color combinations I get inspiration from. Not sire how they work the whole copyright thing.

Ivani said...

Hi Elaine,
Look at this
http://pinterest.com/source/elaineadairpieces.blogspot.com/
Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard, that lets you organize and share all the things you find on the web.
Read the Terms & Privacy anda Copyright & Trademark pages.
There are people that likes and others that hate it.

Janet O. said...

The link Ivani gave you will do the trick. My daughter is very involved in Pinterest and is often trying patterns and recipes she has pinned.
Just this week my DH signed on--I'm still not sure why. You have to have a Facebook Account in order to join. I'm not on Facebook and I don't do Pinterest. That fact that I blog left my kids in shock. : )

Rose said...

My comment does not have anything to do with pinning. However, I wanted to comment on your tutorial for scrappy rebuilt log cabin blocks. Love it, I've never seen this technique before. I will continue to follow your blog as we have similar taste in quilting projects, colors, etc. Coincidentally, I live in eastern Nebraska.

JCnNC said...

Guess I have not heard very much favorable about Pinterest, especially if you are creative and love to share your ideas and tutorials. Seems to me that when a company says they own the rights to anything pinned on their site and can do with it as they choose, I am inclined to stay away from it and do not want my designs pinned. Just my opinion as I know the argument can go both ways. I do not pin or face book and there are very good reasons not to. Judy C

Bonnie said...

I'm up in the air about it although I have a pinterest account. If you want me to send you an invitation it is a lot faster to set up that way then to wait for the company to send you the invite. I enjoy pinning things on to it as it gives me a place to organize and keep pictures, recipes etc without having to do it on my computer. If I try a recipe and like it I will make a paper copy of the recipe and stick a digital copy on my hard drive. It's hard to keep up with all that is happening in the ether these days!

Cyn ;-) said...

Yes, I agree with the info above about Pinterest. I am still kind of "iffy" about it. If people give credit, then it's ok, but there are those who "lift" ideas they find on the web and then pin it as their own work... I don't like or agree with that at all. I don't know how, or even if, you can un-pin something of yours that was pinned by someone else. Good luck. Hope you will let us all know how it shakes out.

Sheila said...

Pinterest is fun! And addicting. Very addicting. I get a lot of great recipes, decorating and garden ideas, and of course quilts from there. I am in the process of removing all the quilts, even though they link directly back to the original website. I agree there was potential for abuse, and there still is. But I want to clear up a couple of things that were posted in the comments above. You do not have to have a Facebook or Twitter account to sign up on Pinterest, nor do you have to use those accounts if you have one. I signed up with an obscure email address and nothing else. The other thing is that after a huge uproar (by the quilting community, I'm sure! lol), they have changed their terms of service, so it's worth a read. And, you can always add a code to your blog that states you don't allow pinning (when someone tries to pin in the future). Also, read Mary's posts about writing Pinterest and having all her pictures removed.

Vivian said...

The controversy over the Pinterest copyright issue grew big enough that Mary Johnson over at the MaryQuilts blog took down her Pinterest account and removed all her images because of it.

I've stayed away from it because of everyone's comments about how addictive it is. Quilting and blog reading is already addictive enough, if I do Pinterest, I'll never get anything done!

Rose said...

I'm trying to unsubscribe to e-mails, can anyone tell me how to do this. I don't want to be updated every time so one makes a comment. Thanks in advance for your help.

~peg said...

i found your site through pinterest. what a treasure trove! am wondering just where in the panhandle you are. alliance is near and dear to my heart...are you close?