Yes I am a Pinterest addict, I have lot's of Pin Boards – 178 to be exact! When I go to pin, it is sometimes hard to find the one I want fast. (Yes there is a reason I have so many keep reading) I am going to teach you how to Pin quicker, no matter if you are pinning to one board or multiple boards.
As a blogger, I pin my posts to my boards and group boards I have with other bloggers. Group boards are where multiple people can pin to a subject to create an even better board. Some of the group boards that I have are Best Recipe Roundups, Best Craft Roundups, and Christmas with Bloggers. You can tell a group board by the picture of 3 heads in the upper right hand corner.
This process will work for anyone not just bloggers. Let's see how it's done.
With this many boards things are all over the place when I go to pin something. You can see below there are crafts, cooking, DIY and group boards all mixed up. I would scroll and scroll to find the boards my pins would fit into.
I worked on trying to figure out how could I group all my food boards together so when I am pinning foods it is easier to find the right board. Lets face it with 178 trying to remember every board you have is not easy. So I decided to try categorizing all of my personal boards. You can't change the name of a group board unless you own it, but I will show you what naturally starts to happen once you rename your boards.
Let's take a look at how a board name usually is:
It is best to have your boards more focused right? So I have one for Slow Cooker Recipes, one for Casseroles, one for Freezer Meals and so on. Because Pinterest puts them in alphabetical order my food boards are all over the place.
So here is how you can gather them together in one place in your board list.
First you want to figure out your main categories, mine were Food, Crafts, Decor, Kids, Blog, and Holiday. Not to worry you will probably find others once you start the process. Then I went in and renamed by boards with Category – Name of Board. For example you see below I renamed this board Food-Slow Cooker Recipes. See the picture below.
(Since you just looked at that picture let me make a quick PSA, if you want your pins to be found better fill out those 2 boxes that say description and category!)
Now when I go to pin to one of my boards, they are all together, making it easier to find the board I want.
This does two things, it puts your personal board categories together in your board feed and it makes most of your group boards together. Your Group boards will still be in alphabetical order so there will still be some in between your categories but they will be in bigger chunks. This will also let you know what is a group board, when you are pinning from a an app that does not show the 3 headed group board icon, because those are not categorized. Now when you go to pin a recipe to your own boards you will know to scroll to F to find FOOD and you can pin to all of those boards really quickly.
Now if everyone on group boards would join the movement we could pin even faster! Try it and let me know if you can pin quicker!