Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with Pinterest beyond being an enthusiastic user. I’m not being paid for any element in this post, nor have I been approached to write about it. I merely wish to share with you a tool that I find invaluable as a writer and believe you’ll find an asset to your writing.
Here is my Pinterest secret weapon that you won’t see when you look at my account. It’s there working quietly in the background for your benefit, and you can take advantage of this simple trick too.
When I began using Pinterest, I found myself saving a few quick pins over a break time, often to a public board without having the time to click on it and read through the connected material first. I'd go back later only to find I'd saved a pin that promised tips and tricks, but gave me links to purchase an expensive book, or worse, led me somewhere I’d never intended to go. I'm also often frustrated by broken links. I hate to think how many people trusted a pin I'd saved, as I had, and been let down by my quick save!
That got me thinking about how I could safeguard my boards, and my followers, and still save the pin for a later look. I came up with a brilliant little trick that everyone can use to save those pins and check them when you’ve got time without showing them on the world: my YET TO CHECK board.
My YET TO CHECK board is a secret board where I save anything I can’t look at straight away. I’ve named it that way so it always comes up at the very bottom of my boards list, and I’ve given it a bright cover board that’s totally different to the rest of my covers so it’s quickly located. Every few days, when I’ve got a longer stretch of time, I go through this board and check through each pin. If it’s spammy or doesn’t give me quality information FOR FREE, I’ll delete the pin. If I like it, I’ll click ‘edit’ and move the pin to the appropriate board and section.
How to make one (save the handy infographic below for later!):
Hi, I'm Emily,