How To Organize Your Boards On Pinterest ~ Here is a way to organize your many Pinterest boards so they are easy to locate when you want to pin something.
When I first joined Pinterest I honestly was a newbie and had no idea what it was all about. I would eagerly find a pin and randomly repin it onto a board without much thought about how the pins and repins were being organized. I began with a collection of random and very generic board labels. The more I pinned and repinned the more I became confused as to where to place my wonderful finds.
I also got to thinking that if I was becoming confused during the pinning and repining process, how was I to easily find what I had previously placed on my boards? What was the point of collecting these images if I would not be able to remember or find what I had pinned in the first place? So I thought I would share with you How To Organize Your Boards On Pinterest! Hope you are inspired!
The Solutions For How To Organize Your Boards On Pinterest…
The more I have worked with my boards the more I have developed a solid system that is very manageable and user friendly for me. I have created an organized system for my pins and repins that I am no longer confused. Here are my strategies that I now share with you:
- I like to see how other ‘Pinteresters’ organize their boards for ideas. We all have our own unique interests. There is no one winning strategy because what works for one individual may not work for another. I highly recommend checking out a collection of other pinners and gleam from them a strategy that works for you.
- While I was checking out to see how other ‘Pinteresters’ organize their boards I came across some who have around one hundred boards. My first reaction was admittedly dismay and questioning as to why and how one can have so many? Now that I have really checked out the pinning and board process, it is these pinners who know what they are doing. As I write this updated post, I too now have around 130 boards that I can keep track of quite easily using the organizational system that I have developed.
- As mentioned previously, I first began with very generic boards. But the more I collected pins the more I began to lose track of what pins I had collected and what boards I had created. I then came up with the strategy that the more specific you make your boards, the more easily it is to find a place for your new pins and it is easier to locate where you placed your collection of growing pins.
- I now label and form my boards with a three-category system. The first category is the word ‘My’. This introductory work synthesizes who I am and is a succinct way of beginning my label. Amazing what one two letter word can do! Then I create a main category for each of my interests. For example, some of the main categories so far include: My Teaching, My Home, My food, My Organizing, My Interests, My Inspirations, My Cosmetics, My Special Moments, My Reading, My Celebrations, My Travel, My Fitness, My Crafts, My Fashion and I am sure new categories will emerge over time.
- Then I create sub-categories for each general category. For example My Organizing is broken down into the following sup-topics: My Organizing: Jewelry, My Organizing: Bathroom, My Organizing: Laundry Room, My Organizing: Studio/Office/Craft Room, My Organizing: Freezer, My Organizing: Pantry, My Organizing: Lunches, My Organizing: Garage, My Organizing: Baby and I am sure many more sub-categories will emerge.
- If I have a pin that does not fit into a sub-category, I just pop it into a main category for that topic. For example, here is a collection of pins that are all related to organizing but I don’t have a specific board for them to fit into.
- Now I have no trouble finding a unique location for the different pins that I find. Occasionally, I will come across a pin that is applicable to more than one board. If this occurs I will repin it more than once. This strategy takes away ‘second guessing’ as to which board I had placed the pin.
- I don’t know if you have done this, but I have occasionally placed my pin in the incorrect board. You can now just click the edit button on the pin and select a different board where you want it to be relocated.
- As the followers continue to grow, Pinterest has been making ongoing improvements. As I write this blog, they have just implemented a new modification that will help us with our boards. You can now customize your board by selecting a board cover for each of your boards. Just click edit board cover and select the image that you want to represent your board. This is a brilliant idea for creating a strong visual for identifying your personal boards and thus helping you organize your growing collection.
You will notice that when you visit me on Pinterest I have renamed my boards since writing this post. I have started all of my boards with the word ‘Time’. The reason for this is so that all of my boards are in the same section. It backs it a lot easier to find the board I am looking for when they are clustered together alphabetically.
In conclusion, pinning and repinning are essential to building your pins on Pinterest. However, organizing your growing collection is just as important. Take time to strategize a plan for how you are going to organize your boards as well as how you are going to label each of your boards as they are created. My strategy is to create a main category for my interests and within each main category create sub-categories. This organizational system makes it a lot easier to place my pins as well as retrieve them at a later date. Lastly, have fun checking out to see how other pinners are organizing their pins and boards for ideas as to how you want to organize yours.
Here is where you can see how I organized my boards on Pinterest: Time With Thea. I also invite you to check out to see how other pinners organize their boards to inspire you to create system that works for you! In the meantime have fun pinning and organizing!
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Hope this helps my fellow Pinners who enjoy Pinterest as much as I do!
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