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Posted 4/8/2013 by eagertoretire in General Stamping
 

eagertoretire
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Posted: 4/8/2013 7:46:51 AM
Recently while poking around in Pinterest I saw that several of my cards were pinned there. Seriously I was totally shocked to see mine there among the others! What!?

At first I was kinda put off ("That's MY work, if I wanted it on Pinterest, I'd have put it on Pinterest! ) that passed rather quickly and I moved on to being flattered that someone liked it enough to Pin it.

Okay, fast forward to this morning... I looked at a card I posted here late last night. No comments but I noticed that to the right of the PinIt button was a "1". Hmmm, I've never seen that before.

Does that mean someone liked it enough to pin it but didn't/couldn't take the time to comment. And if so am I being petty to feel 'cheated' in a way. And I have to ask myself why do I care. I'm conflicted, help a girl out here please.


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lickeyan
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Posted: 4/8/2013 8:49:55 AM
First I hope that you lined this card to Daniel's pattern paper challenge, it is a great example of how to use patterned paper.

Second I love, love, love it.

Third, I think if it were I pinning it to pinterest (wasn't me though) that I would also have left a comment.

Maybe the person, felt that by just pinning it was very high praise - but a comment as well would have been nice.

A good discussion thread and will be watching for other comments.

Your cards are always so inspiring. Thanks for another aspiration for me.



howdyheidi
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Posted: 4/8/2013 9:04:35 AM
I think you should be flattered that someone pinned your card to Pinterest. The person may not be a 2Peas member, but you can still pin just about anything to Pinterest. The pin will link back to your original post, so you do keep credit for it.

When I pin something, it means that it is a card that I like, or that inspires me to try something. I like to pin them so I can have easy access back to the original posting which usually shares the directions/materials for the project.

My two cents...


~~Heidi~~

howdyheidi
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Posted: 4/8/2013 9:06:57 AM
btw, I just pinned it too. Incredible!


~~Heidi~~

stampwilly
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Posted: 4/8/2013 9:24:24 AM
Beautiful card, Eager! Feel proud! I pin all the time and they are the ones I love!

Stampwilly

djc
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Posted: 4/8/2013 11:50:56 AM
Marshia, I'd be so excited and flattered if I saw one of my cards on Pinterest! It would have been nice if the person had left a comment, but sometimes people are browsing and collecting ideas, and they just don't think about taking the time to leave a comment--especially if they aren't active Peas.

As Heidi said, if someone clicks on your card on Pinterest, they'll end up back on your original gallery post where they can see how you made the card and who you are.

I love your card. I have that stamp, and you did it proud!

Daria


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Posted: 4/8/2013 12:08:07 PM
Marshia. Although I don't 'do' Pinterest, I do appreciate your feelings about seeing (your) stuff in places you didn't put it.

The thing we sometimes forget is that once we share our work in a public space, anyone can 'pick it up'. Long as they don't take credit for the work, I'm ok mostly. If, however, they attempt to portray themselves as the creator (& I find out), I take off my nice-guy gloves.



Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 4/8/2013 2:29:43 PM
I love pinterest! I pin a lot. When I pin something, I always try to put the creator in the tag line if it's not in the photo. Some people aren't so good about that. I think that's why more and more people are watermarking the photos that they post.

That 1 thing, I don't know about. I do know that on google blogger, I accidently hit a 1 once instead of "post". Is that what you're talking about? When I did it it was because I was using my husbands phone and the darn screen was just too stinkin small. So it could've been an accident.

If I were you, I'd try to look at it in a positive light. Be happy that someone liked your project sooo much that they wanted to refer to it later. And like Daniel mentioned, sadly, whenever you put your work out there, it's out of your control.

And Daniel, you should give it a try. I've gotten a lot of good recipes there that became family favorites. (I've made Pecan Pie Caramel Cheesecake, Death by Oreo Cupcakes and Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, to name a few.) As well as decorating and gardening help.





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SWLady
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Posted: 4/8/2013 2:47:34 PM
I am not a real big fan of Pinterest. But I will pin cards and recipes that I want to remember or refer back to. That way I know they're all in one place.

Edited to add... I just went and searched for my name and found a few of mine pinned also! Woo Hoo, lol.



Kathy in WI


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eagertoretire
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Posted: 4/8/2013 4:16:48 PM
All good comments. I appreciate that my work warranted pinning for someone, I really do. I wish they'd left a comment too tho'.

Let's face it I'm somewhat of a feedback junkie, I like to know what it is about my works that others like. AND I'd add that I wouldn't mind constructive criticizm either.

I wish there was a way to get some stats from 2 Peas. For example, a general info sheet. 1015 projects, viewed an average of 57 times and an average of 3 comments, 1 like, 1 bookmark and 2 pins. I'm a geek at heart. With that information one could gauge interest too.

Yay Kathy! Congrats on the pinnings!
It never occurred to me to query pinterest, how'd you do that?


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djc
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Posted: 4/8/2013 9:02:15 PM
Marshia, go to Pinterest and search your Two Peas user name. You are going to be amazed. LOL. Warning: You have to do some scrolling.

Daria

eagertoretire
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Posted: 4/8/2013 10:09:50 PM
OMG! I had absolutely no clue. Shocking! Thanks Daria. WoW.


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Posted: 4/9/2013 9:03:05 AM
I'm on pinterest and one of the most annoying things to me is when you click on something to get more info and it's just a photo. Not a link or even credit to the person who did the work. I think I would be okay as long as the person is linking the source and not trying to take credit for your work.

I checked pinterest and you are popular on there Eager!!! I'm not surprised though, you are very talented.


LeighAnn

howdyheidi
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Posted: 4/9/2013 10:24:29 AM
You can also upload photos to Pinterest directly. I wonder if that is how some of those with no info are done. But it may be a creative way for folks not to give credit to the creator. I hope that is not what most people do though!


~~Heidi~~

djc
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Posted: 4/9/2013 10:58:37 PM
Oh, I wondered why clicking on the picture doesn't always take me to the original post. That's always a disappointment.

Daria

SWLady
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Posted: 4/10/2013 8:40:43 AM
I agree! If I pin something I pin it from the source. Problem is, if it's a blog, sometimes when someone else clicks on it it will take you to the blog home page, not the original post.

Others' re-pin a lot. If I do that I try to find the original post before pinning, otherwise you just get the photo.



Kathy in WI


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djc
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Posted: 4/10/2013 12:20:13 PM
Maybe it's a question of pinners not understanding the way links work. For example, if they see something they like and just pin it, the link will go to the blog's homepage. If they click on the title of the piece they're looking at, they'll be on the page of the original post. That's the place to pin it. The link will go to that page, not the home page. At least, that's the way it works outside of Pinterest. I imagine it's the same everywhere. If they download the picture to their own computer and link from there, our clicking on the picture won't take us anywhere at all.

Hmmmm. That brings up another thought. I read something about band stealing. I'm not sure that was what they called it, but it had to do with downloading an image/article to your own computer before sharing it and then giving credit rather than linking directly. It had to do with using the original poster's bandwidth. Does anyone know about that?

Daria

eagertoretire
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Posted: 4/10/2013 1:54:22 PM
I did some research this morning just on my own stuff on Pinterest. What I found was that most of the pins referred to 2 Peas gallery as the point of origin and there seemed to be 2 people who must have downloaded my images then posted 'em 'as their own'and a few who repinned from there spreading what I'll call the bad link. That is to say the link back to the persons who uploaded it as their own. I also found that the most repinned images were the organization ideas. It was those that I chose to track back on.

It took considerable time to chase the links because I'm really not 'up to speed' about Pinterest. AND there was so much to see it was hard to stay focused! LOL. All in all I was happy to see MOST users linked back to the gallery here. I'm learning lots and that's always a good thing.
I found that 2Ps says this bunch of cards ( 2013 Easter Collection )has been pinned BUT when I query myself in Pinterest it does not appear. Not sure why that is. Oh the software develops can sure run me in circles. lol

I also found that some of those that were repinned were some of MY favs. All in all it's both surprising and satisfying to learn...They like me, they really like me" to borrow a quote from Sally Fields.


The Artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work.

eagertoretire
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Posted: 4/11/2013 9:17:17 AM
Ruby

That 1 thing, I don't know about. I do know that on google blogger, I accidently hit a 1 once instead of "post". Is that what you're talking about? When I did it it was because I was using my husbands phone and the darn screen was just too stinkin small. So it could've been an accident.

I just updated Google this morning and learned about the 1+. What I understand is that when you hit the 1+, you are basically voting for that site, it gives google stat info on the site. Kinda like an instant survey. That info goes to Google and pro vides them info on your llikes so that they can "improve" your Google experiences. I'd add that I said no when prompted about this but it did it any. Also changing my homepage from 2Ps to Google. Poo! Now I have to chase down how to reset that again.


The Artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work.

howdyheidi
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Posted: 4/11/2013 9:29:52 AM
Just wondering if you commented on the cards that didn't link back to your original? Not sure what I would do...

I had to look up the bandwidth stealing. Honestly, most of the links for it were pretty old and I didn't really understand it much. I would prefer to see something up to date on this topic. I don't think it completely relates to Pinterest...


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 4/11/2013 7:13:35 PM
I love Pinterest! take it as a complement


** Mom to two sweet boys **

eagertoretire
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Posted: 4/12/2013 11:18:21 AM
Heidi-

Just wondering if you commented on the cards that didn't link back to your original?


Back when I wondered onto the first two I did comment but not since. The first ones were just such a surprise! And now I 'spose I feel if 'they' knew better they'd do better. Karma's lessons can be hard. LOL


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Posted: 4/15/2013 3:52:05 PM
I don't comment on my Pins, per se. Well, not the type we do here where we say what we like about it and praise it. We are all pinning something because we like it, right?

When I pin, I name the item (if the OP did not) and/or add a basic description that will indicate why I chose it. Then I credit the person who actually made it if I know.


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Posted: 4/18/2013 8:40:10 AM
Wow I was reading this thread and immediately went to Pinterest and searched my screen name. I was amazed and flattered. I have only been scrapping for 2 years and card making for a year so it's kind of like the first time someone liked something of mine here in the gallery. It was nice to know someone else appreciated my work enough to maybe give them some inspiration.

Heidi you commented on a card I made in the gallery and made my day.

I use Pinterest a lot to store ideas because I am very visual and to me it's easier than bookmarking ideas.
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Posted: 4/18/2013 10:38:16 AM
Thanks for starting this conversation. I never searched Pinterest to see if my cards were pinned, and I don't think I've ever paid attention to the gallery and noticed whether they were pinned or not. Well, I did (search Pinterest) and I have (been pinned)! And just like you there were 2 pins and no comments on one of my cards. I think you can look at the gallery and not be logged in, therefore unable to leave a comment? I do like the fact that when you are pinned from the twopeas gallery, twopeas gives you credit, via the comment. I'm not sure if I've pinned anything straight from the 2peas galleries, but I'm thinking its a good idea. I might be more likely to find it again, and there are so many terrific projects here, usually with descriptions.
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