At BlogFrog, we’re all about
connecting. Blogs, communities, conversations, Facebook,
Twitter--if it involves sharing, we love it. Recently, the hot
topic around here has been Pinterest, the pin-board style social
sharing website. We’ve gotten on board (no pun intended) and have
been pinning up a storm.
We love the ease with which we can
share our favorite blog posts, recipes, craft ideas, fashion
choices and more (check out our boards here). However,
we couldn’t help but wish for a few features not currently offered.
And since BlogFrog is always striving to be a better tool for
bloggers and readers, we thought we’d pass the baton onto Pinterest
with the 10 things we wish Pinterest could
do. Read on, and let us know what you think!
photos directly from Instagram (API
we don’t mind the Pinterest mobile app, it won’t let us make our
photos instantly more beautiful with Lomo-fi, Sutro, Hefe and other
Instagram styles we’ve come to love. Also, our Instagram account is
already synced to our social networks. We don’t want to spend 5
minutes uploading it to another one.
promise we’re not trying to turn Pinterest into Facebook. We like
Pinterest. But if there’s a rude comment on one of our boards or
someone is adding spammy links in the comment section, we’re going
to want those gone.
3. Allow you
to say 'I've seen this pin' and hide it from your
happens. Especially in the blog/online/social media world. If we’ve
already seen a pin a few times, let us have the option to hide it
from our feed. That way, if and when it goes viral it won’t
dominate our Pinterest page. Yes, the video is hilarious…but not
4. Let us
know when people we follow add new boards
we’ve chosen to follow someone, we probably like their boards. With
that in mind, let us know when there’s a new one!
5. Make Pinterest
available to everyone
have lots of cool, creative friends that haven’t gotten the invite
yet. We miss them in this social space, and want them to join in
the pinning fun!
6. Teach us
how to use it
People, and brands for that matter, are still
foggy on the purpose. Host a webinar, throw up an informative
video, it can even be as simple as a blog post on the top 10
reasons to use Pinterest. We’re already raving about
Pinterest, so help us explain it.
7. Embed boards
right on a blog
cool would it be to have a “Pinterest” page embedded in our blog,
where readers interact with our boards without being redirected to
Pinterest? We do it with BlogFrog communities, and it keeps the
conversation in one place. A huge plus, we think.
the search feature
having a hard time finding the bloggers and people we like, and
would really love better search functionality.
number of characters in description of pins
suggestion is in the Pinterest-like spirit of giving credit where
credit is due. If pinners decide to copy and paste a whole post or
recipe into the description section, the original source/blogger is
missing out on that traffic and engagement. Don’t let your biggest
Sometimes, we get overwhelmed (don’t tell
anyone). With that in mind, we would love to see a listing
function--similar to Twitter--so we could make private lists of our
friends’ boards and see them at a glance.
Phew! Well, that’s our list.
What’s on your Pinterest wish list? Share your thoughts here in the