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Posted 11/17/2012 by debinmaine in General Scrappin'
 

debinmaine
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Posted: 11/17/2012 6:40:12 AM
Ok....so I signed up for pinterest well over a year ago...and up until now I've stayed away from it...but with the holidays coming and tons of birthdays in my family I seem to be going there a lot...so a couple of questions...

on someones blog...if they say follow me on pinterest....and I do...what happens...do they automatically feed into my account? Apparently I have followed someone...cuz I have all kinds of scrapbook pages on what appears to be my homepage and not really sure how they got there. if I pin something...does that mean I can always go back to it?
oh...and if you google something and it brings you to pinterest....how the heck do you get to the originator...like if its a recipe or a crafty idea....
and on my account...under my name in the drop down menu there is
boards
pins
likes.....what are the differences in these 3?
Any help would be appreciated. I think I'm going down a very dark road here!!! Is there a Pinterest book for dummies????

thanks!
deb

Waratah
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Posted: 11/17/2012 6:58:28 AM
When you go to pinterest, it defaults to 'following' so it will pull up everything the person you followed pinned. To go to the main board, click on 'everything' in the small menu at the top of the page.

If you pin something, yep, you've put it on a board. When you click pin, a larger picture will come up, you click pin again, then create your board (eg if its a layout, make a board for scrapbooking, then pin all your scrapbooking picture into that board). You can create as many boards as you want. If you want to look at your pins, go to the right hand column, it will have your name, click on that, and a drop down menu will appear, you can select pins or board, and you can view all your pins.

If you click 'pins' only pins will come up. If you click boards, all your boards will come up. So you can edit if you need to also.

To get to the original source, click on the pin, the link will be at the right top.


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