Pinterest & Link with Love

Today I thought, 
let’s make this post about two subjects!
Yep, I want to make up for all those days I was missing in action.
Welcome to everyone who is new here and virtual hugs if you are coming here daily!
First, let’s talk a bit more about Pinterest.

If you have been a regular reader here, 
you know that I love to stroll around there.
(You can have a stroll at My Boards if you don’t know Pinterest yet.)
is my most viewed post;  
mostly because people use Google to search how they can get an invitation
to use Pinterest and voila, a whole lot of people end up here.
To me, Pinterest is feeding me with loads of ideas for photography or styling.
When I read inspiring words, it makes me stand still for a moment and think.
There are great ideas, from simple things to amazing crafts, which make me think I can do that too….. (ahum…)
And what I really like is the fact that I find new blogs.
If I see an interesting photo, I click on the original website or blog and sometimes I find really great ones!
When I don’t have a lot of time to ‘repin’ the photo on my boards, I click on the ‘like’ button. 
I use this also when I don’t know for sure if I want to keep the image. 
And when I have more time, I place them on the right board or ‘unlike’ them. 
If you want, have a look over here at my ‘Likes’ page, to see what I mean. 
* (Just know that the words on the ‘Likes’ category are not mine; when you ‘like’ a photo, the text from the person who wrote the underline stays there until you repin it, and then you can change it, which I always do).

* Only if you already are a follower here and you are still waiting for your invitation from Pinterest, 
send me an email and we’ll talk…. 
Happy Pinning!


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Last but not least, Link with Love….
Have you noticed that I placed a Link with Love button on the right side?
This is what they write on their website:
They also sell this poster:
It’s a great reminder to give credit where credit is due.
And yes, I too have used the link ” image found here”, 
specially when I first started blogging, but that isn’t the same as giving someone credit.
Use their name, make a link from it so people can find out more about the photographer, 
blogger, artist, or product. 
That’s how I found the Daydreams photo from Laura George.
When I wrote my guest post for Melissa, she used this image, with a link to Pinterest, where the original source was to Laura George’s flickr page. I contacted Laura the same day, and a week later I had my own copy of her beautiful photo. I’m so happy with it! 
If Melissa hadn’t used a link to Laura, I wouldn’t have found her website and 
would never have ordered her photo…
And yes, I know that it’s not always possible to credit the original source, 
but making an effort to find where an image came from, 
or to make the words into a link,
is the least you can do if you place it on your blog, right?
Right.
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See you soon!
Maureen
xx
Image 1: Laura George
image 2 and 3: Link with Love

6 thoughts on “Pinterest & Link with Love

  1. Blondie's Journal

    I have yet to give Pinterest a look, for lack of time mostly. Maybe after the holidays…everyone seems to be having so much fun with it! I’m glad you are, too!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. Celestial Charms

    Hi Maureen,
    I love Pinterest too. So very charming, interesting, and addicting. It is also, like you say, a great way to find new blogs. Have a wonderful rest of your week!
    Maureen

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  3. Pet

    Again I can see how much in love are you with Pinterest, and that intrigues me, but I just do not seem to get the point of it, like too much information with little to guide one, I just get lost. I’ll have to analyse it more slowly.

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  4. Natasha in Oz

    This is a great post-thanks for reminding us to give credit where it’s due. I try to always give credit but I have forgotten to do so at times too. I always try to repin something from the original post when I can too.

    If you have 5 Minutes to spare I would be so honoured if you could pop by my blog and link up this post about Pinterest to my weekly Pinterest party. I’m going to go back and see what I can find to link up to your new party too!

    Best wishes for a great week,
    Natasha.

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  5. Caroline

    Ohhhhh…new to your blog…I adore it! And pinterest…*sigh*… I am addicted. Just started following your boards! Happy pinning :)

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  6. LizzieShearing

    This is a great post. I love pinterest and have been waiting for an invite for weeks! If by any chance you have any invites left I would be so grateful for one.. Lizzieshearing at hotmail dot co dot uk.
    Thanks a million
    Liz

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