I went into a Pinterest vortex over the weekend. It started with a cup of coffee in the early morning hours. It’s my favorite time of the day and it’s also when I search holidays ideas that popped into my head during the week. What’s the funniest topic you searched on Pinterest? One of mine was, “How to eliminate an air duct.”
And, in various fall front porch pins, I decided it was time take a Pinterest audit of my boards and pins.
It was like cleaning out my closets without leaving my laptop.
I started with my Pinterest home page and it looked pretty good.
It wasn’t an Instagram or HGTV worthy page, but it was step up from a few years ago.
Scroll to the bottom to see one of my first pins.
I randomly clicked on a few of my older pins. A few of my favorites included some of my prettier images like this:
But, when I followed the pinned image I got this message.
And, it wasn’t just on one or two pins. It was a Pinterest epidemic of lost pages and redirects.
I had abandoned my boards for too long. The last time I took a quick audit was when this happened last year.
It was a harsh reality when my “Travel” board had a whopping 4 pins.
Yep, I decided I had to say goodbye to a few boards and even more pins.
Can I tell you how amazing it was to clean up my Pinterest boards? Less really is more.
Here is one of my first pins from my original blog. I have not used Blogspot for years, but this was still out there.
How many times do you pin something and check the URL link for future reference?
My Pinterest audit was also a nice reminder to update, replace or retake a few of my more popular pins.
Taking an hour (or two) to audit my boards and pins was the only way to see which links were dead. And, the reality of which pins and photos needed to go to the trash. And, after my Pinterest audit, some things don’t change.
This is still at the top of my Pinterest page.