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I Just Learned Something New About Pinterest

I was trying to pin Padstow by & Fractal using the pin-it button on my browser onto my Favortites from Persona Paper board. I noticed it was going on with only “mine,” which must be a default, in the description. So I pasted the name of the article, Padstow , followed by the first part of the article, so that it looked like this: Padstow - A once quiet little, fishing-port in Cornwall. I forgot to unselect it.

Then I thought I'd also put another of the photos from the post on my Places I'd Like to Go board. So I clicked the pin-it button again to display the photos, and guess what! All the photos now had the selected text on them. I never realized before that would happen. That means I could select some of the text I wanted to display with photos from a page before hitting the pin-it button and it would show on all of them. I tried it again by selecting the title on my Seasonal Contrasts of a Crooked Oak . When I clicked the pin-it button, sure enough. The title showed in the descriptions of all the photos.

This is very handy for pinning different photos from the same post to different boards without having to type in a new description every time. Just leave the text you want selected. Thought I'd pass this discovery on, since it was something I thought others might not know either.

Photo is a screen shot from one of my Pinterest boards referenced above. You can right-click and open to a new tab to see it full size.

Text is original and may not be used without permission.

B. Radisavljevic, Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved

Image Credit » I made the screen shot from my own Pinterest board

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madhavan_as wrote on August 26, 2014, 11:45 AM

yes and nice to know and great hours at pp.

suffolkjason wrote on August 26, 2014, 2:03 PM

We're going to become social media experts!

Feisty56 wrote on August 26, 2014, 2:10 PM

Shiver me timbers, matey! I love Pinterest and had no clue about this feature at all! I'm passing it along for others who may not know, either. : )

tinamarie wrote on August 26, 2014, 3:03 PM

I love those handy little tools. It's make life easier. :)

MegL wrote on August 26, 2014, 3:53 PM

Great titbit of information. I think we are going to have to create a booklet of all this informaiton because I will forget half of it!

JanetJenson wrote on August 26, 2014, 4:29 PM

I am so impressed that you have a places I'd like to go board! I guess I am underutilizing programs such as pinterest. I've only ever gone there for money-off codes on stuff I've bought.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on August 26, 2014, 7:21 PM

I'm going to have to come back to this much later. I've only just gotten to the "Just push the button and see what happens" stage.

bestwriter wrote on August 26, 2014, 8:00 PM

That's a cool experiment. Who knows what else is in store.

BarbRad wrote on August 26, 2014, 10:32 PM

I have a board for almost everything and everything on its board. Wish I could say the same about my books.

BarbRad wrote on August 26, 2014, 10:32 PM

Funny how we learn things by accident.

BarbRad wrote on August 26, 2014, 10:33 PM

It's not a priority, but i thought it was interesting.

BarbRad wrote on August 26, 2014, 10:34 PM

Wouldn't that be nice? We might as well use the tools we have.

BarbRad wrote on August 26, 2014, 10:35 PM

If I only had more time to play with this tonight!

BarbRad wrote on August 26, 2014, 10:37 PM

That it does.

BarbRad wrote on August 26, 2014, 10:38 PM

Just make a Social Media Tips board on Pinterest and pin all these tutorials on it. Or bookmark them in Evernote.

Rhymis wrote on August 27, 2014, 4:53 AM

Oh, I didn't know about this!! Thanks so much for sharing your discovery. I can finally save seconds and minutes pinning pictures.

BarbRad wrote on August 27, 2014, 1:56 PM

It only works with pictures from the same page. And only with text you have selected. As far as I know.

oldies909 wrote on September 9, 2014, 6:17 PM

nice article. I haven't used Pinterest yet so I know nothing about it.

BarbRad wrote on September 10, 2014, 3:25 AM

It can by fun, but very addicting. I wish we could schedule pins as we do Twitter, since I like to pin late at night and few will see the pins at that hour.

Bethany1202 wrote on September 17, 2014, 4:32 PM

I don't use Pinterest often but this is very handy, thanks for sharing your helpful discovery! : )

BarbRad wrote on September 18, 2014, 3:46 AM

I hope you'll have occasion to use it.

LeaPea2417 wrote on September 25, 2014, 10:29 PM

That is very interesting to know, thanks for the information.

BarbRad wrote on September 25, 2014, 11:04 PM

Hope you find it helpful.