To like or not to like...that is the pinteresting question
Here is the question of the day...
Should you or should you not...................LIKE what people are pinning from your site on pinterest.
This is my dilemma....
You see, pinterest is the best gage of what readers are liking on my site. (Thank you Gail for showing me how to find my source page!) Not only do I get to see which projects they want to KEEP, but typically posts are given a "title" or comment as they are pinned. I learn a lot from glancing through pinterest and seeing what people are saying.
Last week, I realized that my pineapple post was a big hit over at pinterest, so I decided to post the ginger post I had in queue right away to capitalize on the new followers and subscribers that are into pantry planting.
The problem is...I'm a big fan of the "like" button on facebook as a "thank you". You know...someone says "You hair looks great!" and you press "like" to say thanks, right? Well, I've been "liking" pins that people have pinned from my blog as a way to say a quick "thanks". My questions is whether it reads as a thank you or as an egocentric move of an egomaniac.
In fact, I've been experimenting the past few weeks. I will spend one week liking a bunch of pins...just down the page, like-like-like - thank you-thank you-thank you like a politician. Then the next week I didn't "like" anything. My goal was to see if people hated me liking everything and started to unfollow or whatever. Well...the results are in and my "liking" made no difference whatsoever...
SO...I need your opinion...do you see it as a thank you when someone likes your pin from their blog or as an ego-maniacal move???