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So You're on Pinterest, Now What?

Dos and Don'ts now that you're on Pinterest.
So You're on Pinterest, Now What? Dos and Don'ts now that you're on Pinterest.

Feeling a little confused on how to get started on Pinterest? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Pinterest can be a little overwhelming for a new pinner. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll never go a day without logging on the site at least once. Here are a few tips to help you navigate through the website:

Do pin for yourself.


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Pin whatever pleases you, not others.

Do categorize your board.


Categorizing your board will make it easier for other users to find your board. Categories include home decor, women's fashion, travel, and art for example.

Do pin vertical images.


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Generally, vertical images look better on your board because they don’t get resized to small rectangles. Pinterest retains a common width.

Do use it as a mood board.


Trying to find the perfect peg for your upcoming shoot or room makeover? You’ll find the best of the best inspiration images on Pinterest.

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Don’t steal content.


If you’re pinning someone else’s work, make sure the image links back to his/her page.  Give credit where credit is due!

Do pin your own work.


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Pinterest is a great way to discover and be discovered. Budding artist? Put your work up on the site so other pinners can find you and hopefully pin you work.

Don’t forget to change your board  covers.


Now that you’ve curated the perfect inspo board, head to your profile and edit your board’s cover photo. Step back and smile at how pretty your Pinterest page is.

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Camille Juco is a freelance stylist based in Manila. Her "Wedding" board was awarded Best Wedding Inspiration by In Style. 

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