Like many of you, when I started Pinterest I didn’t know exactly what I was getting myself into. I assumed it would introduce all sorts of wonderful things to me — and it has. (I’ve included two Pinterest discoveries here.) But I’ve ended up using it as an organizational tool more than I expected. At the same time, I don’t feel all my organization strategies worked out. I started a board connected to this blog with my own name and created some pinboards. Then I found that some boards really should be broken into multiple pinboards and others I barely pinned a thing to.
I’ve also discovered that I need two Pinterest profiles: one for myself and one for this blog. So that’s what I’m doing. If you’d like to follow wedding stuff, the Pinterest button on the right still links to that profile. I’ve recently renamed that profile so it’s clear those boards align with Bridal Banter and DexKnows Weddings. I also now have a brand-new Pinterest profile for myself. I’m in the process of migrating the recipes, home decor, style, etc., pinboards on the Bridal Banter profile to my personal account — feel free to follow me there if those things interest you. And if you’re following those non-wedding-related boards currently on the Bridal Banter profile, a heads up that they will be deleted once I’ve finished moving everything over.
Creating separate work and personal Pinterest profiles has me thinking about the best way to organize my Pinterest boards. I wish Pinterest allowed you to create folders. For example, I could have a folder called “Recipes” and then click through to pinboards that are divided by dinner, dessert, maybe even “kale” or something when I’m on a jag with a certain food item. In my best attempt to simulate this, I’ve created pinboards that share a first word because I like the idea of related items being together when you’re selecting a board for your pin. So right now I have “Desserts — Easy-peasy” and “Desserts — Not as Easy,” for example.
I’m thinking about applying this logic to the blog’s Pinterest boards, but I’m still figuring out how. For example, my most popular pinboard is “Flowers & Color Palette Ideas.” It has all sorts of lovely stuff on it, but I feel I’ve lost control of it a bit. I think I should probably have “Flowers — Bouquets” and “Flowers — Centerpieces” and then maybe “Color Palettes” as its own board as well. Or would that be breaking it down too much? “Vases,” on the other hand — where I primarily pin unusual items used as vases — has worked out perfectly
Anyhow, I say all this because I’m curious how others have organized their pinboards. Have any tips to share?Pin It