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10 Features I Wish Pinterest Would Grant Us.

Though since their creation they have answered a number of requests, (Search within boards, repetitive pinning notice, and private boards, to name a few) I ask that the "Pinterest People" consider these ten wishes I have compiled.

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Pinterest Wish #1: Pinning to Multiple Boards

Well, to make our lives easier. But if that's not reason enough, it's a time saver, really. The feature would be as easy as looking up the first board to put it in, (like we do now) then the window could remain open so we could choose another if desired. If we don't want to add anymore, we would click "done".

Pinterest Wish #2: One-Touch Pinning!

Because sometimes in life, our eyes are bigger than our stomachs...or, boards... I dunno... We're human, sometimes we live in excess. As it is presently, there is a new option to "Pin", "Send" or "Like" , right? Well, it wouldn't have to be anything more than ONE button at the top of each image, to set to one board you decide to pin to until we change the setting. Pinterest can figure out the specifics to make this happen, I'm certain.

Pinterest Wish #3: Listing Dates Images Were Pinned

Having the dates on the pins would help with organizing your "Junk Drawer" so-to-speak. Sometimes things just need to be tossed. But mainly, I wish for this just to satisfy my curiosity of when I actually pinned it...that's all.

Pinterest Wish #4: Automatically Alphabetize Boards on Main Page

Like stated, I have a huge amount of boards! So many, they won't let me have anymore... (another complaint) Anyway, dragging and dropping takes so much effort that by the time I'd be done, Pinterest will have tweaked this little problem and my hair would be gone from frustration.

Pinterest Wish #5: Frequently Pinned Boards at Top When Pinning

When you pin, and pin, and ...well you get the idea, and you have a few that get the lucky pins in the board more than the others. Scrolling down to each one gets a little redundant. How about putting our three most frequent at the top of the alphabetically listed boards when pinning?

I recently discovered that the mobile app allows you to pin the the three most recent. So, I gather it would be similar to that idea.

Pinterest Wish #6: Grouping Favorite Followed Pinners

I have a lot of pinners that I follow that I certainly am likely to be sharing tea and jam with if not in a Pinterest Universe. I'd love to drop in with them and see what I have missed that may have dropped on the main Pinterest page. Imagine...your own little Pin-tourage {Ha!} right in your nifty little geeky Rolodex!

Pinterest Wish #7: Messaging a Pinner

This option is also known as: "It's no one's business what I have to say to a pinner!" I really would love to drop a line to some pinners in the privacy of my own message box. Wouldn't you love to claim BFF's with that one that also favors that one crazy board that your wild self talked you into creating? ...Or even just compliment that awesome collection of shoes they have hoarded?

Pinterest Wish #8: Personalizing Your Main Page or Board Page Background

Omg, could you just imagine the possibilities?... Ok so, simple gray is nice and minimalistic. But what if we want to express ourselves outside the realm of the board covers? The background could even stay the way it is. However, like Facebook and Twitter, there are ways to express our personalities with a possible banner at the top for our favorite quote, a celebrity... or that inspirational fake wedding escape that only exists in a dream world.

Pinterest Wish #9: Allowing Gifs to Animate {...When the Mouse Hovers}

Ok, some people may not agree with this one because of existing {...or possibly creating} slow computers, but I think gifs should animate. Haven't you seen what happens to those poor things when we pin them if clicked at just the wrong point? They look like Family at Thanksgiving dinner gone awry!

But. alas! I have two options! {...hear me out.} Option 1: The gif would animate when the mouse hovers over the image. or Option 2: The gif would animate when clicked on and opens on new page. {much like the videos that play when opened in new page now.}

Pinterest Wish #10: Let Me Pin When a Site Has No Images

Well, the reason this bothers me is because sometimes I want to pin an article to save for later reading, and inconveniently there are no images to pin. I thought a lot about how this could be done and came up with a possible generic Pinterest "P" icon.

I know this may seem like it's defeating the purpose of pinning images, but I don't believe that is the only use for Pinterest. It was created to "Pin" items that inspire us or that we want to share with others in hopes of inspiring them. Whether it be a future wedding, colors that move us, how we stay fit, or our favorite artists or musicians. But sometimes what inspires us can be in the text that we read.

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