First of all, I never knew that you could offend so many people by accident. I'm not sure that I have, but if you could read the TPT forums, you'd know that there are more rules than you ever knew existed with pinning. It's to a point that most of us are afraid to pin because you may upset one of the "collaborative" boards and be banished forever. I'm just waiting for my banishment papers to go through.
I try to show pinning etiquette. If I've pinned an item to a collaborative board, then I don't pin that item to the board again usually for a week if not more. If I'm on multiple collaborative boards, I don't pin the same item to the same boards in the same day. I will pin it to several different boards, but they are all owned by different people. I try to live by the 4/5 rule. Four out of five of my pins are going to be freebies. I do pin a lot to my personal boards, but people can choose if they follow those, so I figure if they are following them, then they need the ideas as much as I do. That's just a few of the 10 commandments of pinning.
Then, I discover today that I should have been putting blog names instead of click here. I will be working on switching those out over the next week. Fortunately, the friend who told me about that was very sweet. I just feel awful because I've been trying to be so careful about giving credit back to people. If it isn't my idea, I want to give the credit back because these people are just like me. Teachers who care about their kids and are trying to find new ways to reach them. It never occurred to me that I wasn't doing that.
I also was given a head's up today that some people don't like you posting pictures of their items on your blog. I could understand that if you are just posting pictures, but if you are linking back isn't that like patting someone on the back and saying, "Way to go!" If you don't want people mentioning you in their blogs, then why would you put a picture on Pinterest? The whole reason we get blog hits is because of people pinning and posting about us on their blogs. Personally, I think it would be the neatest form of flattery to have someone mention my blog or something I've done on their blog. Guess not though, so I guess I need to prepare myself... I may have a mean comment or two coming my way if I keep giving pictures and blog links.
So, all of that said, I'm sorry if I ever annoy any of you with my pins or with anything I post. It is always my intent to just be me. I just want to be the best at my job and the best at everything I do. If I accidentally offend someone or make a mistake, then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to fix it. Also, keep in mind that you were new once, too. I am learning as fast as I can, but I don't know everything.
Back to work I go!