Fiesta Friday #65

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  1. Can’t answer your question but always wondered who pinner was. Thanks for sharing and helping us all beware of shady pinners Angie.

  2. I feel your pan on Pinterest. I am still trying to figure it out. I have not had your problem and I try to repin as much as I can. I need to take a class! Happy Fiesta Friday!!!

    • Sorry pain not pan. I have breakfast on the brain :)))

      • Angie says:

        I actually think I was lucky the pin received comments. I wouldn’t have known otherwise. I think it’d be a good idea to check on the sources of these pins. Btw, I’m not sure we’ve seen you @Fiesta Friday before. So, welcome aboard! Feel free to join us anytime! πŸ™‚

  3. Jhuls says:

    Oh my! I have pinned so many stuffs from this Picked for You. I don’t even bother to check if the link of the pin works. Lucky me, I have not received any comments. Meaning, I don’t have answer to your questions, Angie. But you gave me an idea to check if the pin works or not. So thanks for bringing this up. πŸ˜€

    And don’t I always behave? πŸ˜€ Hmm, I think I know the answer to that. Thanks for letting me co-host again. Happy FF. xx

    • Angie says:

      You’re behaving very nicely right now, Jhuls! πŸ˜€ About Pinterest, read Dini and Stephanie’s comments below. I think it’s a good idea to check on the source before pinning.

  4. A Home Cook says:

    Sorry, I’m a non-pinterest kinda gal. Please tell us all the answer if you ever find out.

    I’ve brought two dishes this week. Why? Well, the cake was planned, but the dip just sat there saying ‘bring me, bring me’ so I have.

    • Angie says:

      It seems the repins will stay even if the original had been deleted. At least that’s what some people are saying (read Stephanie’s comment down below). Oh, well…

      I’m glad you’ve brought the dip along. I’m certifiably dipaholic! πŸ˜€

  5. elamb says:

    Sorry, Miss Angie, I don’t have an answer for you either. I do know that those who pinned the same pin and didn’t check the source either have only themselves to blame, not you. And thank you for asking me to co-host, I’m looking forward to it πŸ™‚

    • Angie says:

      Never mind Pinterest, Miss Effie! YOU’re co-hosting! That’s the most important thing! Yay!!! So excited to have and Jhuls as my co-hosts. I hope you’re having fun! πŸ™‚

      • elamb says:

        Yep, I’ve come out of my hidey hole and am co-hosting!! Slowly, but I’m getting there and having a ball, Miss Angie! Jhuls is a great co-host to have πŸ™‚

  6. Some Pinterest accounts were hacked last week Angie! πŸ™ alot of the popular pins were stolen by some spammers to redirect traffic to their websites (for advertising income i suppose). I had to keep checking where the website went to before repinning everything last week. It’s still there now, but to a lesser extent! πŸ™‚

    Also you can check the pinning source on the pin, and if it sounds suspicious I avoid it! πŸ™‚ It was a massive pain!!

    • Angie says:

      That explains a lot! Thanks for letting me know!! When I think of it now, the source did sound suspicious. It sounded like a medical company or something, but the pin was very interesting so in a rush I just repinned. Geez, these spammers are everywhere, aren’t they?

  7. I have no idea about the Pinterest thing but I will def take care in the future esp if it comes from you lol, just kidding. Anyway what delicious recipes again you pick, Michelle always comes up with faint worthy astounding puddings! Drooollllllllssss…the photography on these entries are superb x

  8. Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook says:

    I’ve always wondered that Pinterest question Angie! My research this morning tells me that if you delete a pin, the repins still remain. I’ve accidentally pinned some great looking stuff this week, only to find that it goes to the wrong place as well. Disappointing huh?! I guess that’s how we learn! (And ohhhhh how much there is to learn. Everything is a science, right?) Welp, HAPPY FRIDAY! Let’s partaaaayyy!!!!

    • Angie says:

      Thanks for doing the research and telling us, Steph! I think I’m just going to repin your pins and people that I know from now on. That should be safe, right? So much to learn, you got that right. But I find it fun!! πŸ˜€

  9. Lili says:

    Wow! Who knew Pinterest could be fraught with danger… I’ll be careful too and hope all is well with your board now Angie. Lovely features as usual, and am particularly interested in Zeba’s healthy tart… yum! Happy FF and thanks for hosting! πŸ™‚

    • Angie says:

      These spammers are everywhere!! I’ve actually experienced something more serious last year. My photo/pin was the one hijacked! But I was able to shut down the guy. Or gal, I wouldn’t know. Maybe I should compile all these and blog about it one day. Happy FF, Lili! πŸ™‚

      • Lili says:

        Oh dear! Great that you could shut it down! Would be interesting to know about these things, true! Happy FF to you too Angie!! πŸ™‚

  10. I can’t help you with Pinterest either; I can’t get interested enough in it to find out!!! Lovely picks, I loved Julie’s bread. Happy Fiesta Friday xx

    • Angie says:

      Not a Pinterest person, are you? I find it dangerously addicting, like collecting clippings from magazines, something I used to do when I was younger πŸ™‚ I’m going to give Julie’s bread a try, sounds so good!

      • I did give it a go, I do have an account and I pin the odd thing. I like Instagram more, and keep trying with twitter, and then of course there’s Facebook, and our blogs…I’m coming to the conclusion I don’t need to do it ALL!!! But then, maybe I should revisit Pinterest….?? πŸ˜‰

      • Maybe it’s because I never did scrapbooking as a child, although, I did keep endless cuttings on Duran Duran…..!!!!!!

  11. coconutcraze says:

    Thank you for sharing your pinterest experience. I don’t know much about it but I will check twice before pinning. Lovely treats here, Angie!

    • Angie says:

      That’s the best thing to do, Sri, always check first. I’m glad I shared. Consider that my public service announcement of the day πŸ˜€

  12. I wish I could help on the Pinterest end. That is very interesting and I will now keep an eye on that. Awesome picks! Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Shari says:

    Hi Angie, I accidentally put in the wrong Permalink for my entry, and was wondering how to delete number 51 on the links. When I hover over the dust bin it goes away so I can’t click it. Do you know what I can do to get rid of it. Thanks for helping this technologically challenged blogger!:(

  14. petra08 says:

    hi Angie
    I signed up to pinterest as well but have to admit I don’t qet it. I haven’t spent a lot of time on it but one day! πŸ™‚

    • Angie says:

      Pinterest is actually a pretty darn good referrer and my direct experience with the company has been positive so I would encourage you to give it as much time as you can afford. Just beware of spammers.

  15. Charanya says:

    Hey Angie,

    I can answer all your questions. The best way to ‘pin’ is to click on the ‘pin it’ option on the image from the blog. However, if the blogger doesn’t provide that option, on the Pinterest board, you click on ‘Add Pin’. It will ask you if you want it from ‘Computer/Web’. Clicking on Web is a much simpler option. It will ask you for link of the blog post. Copy paste the link in, Say if you type in this link, it will show you all the images on this page. I am assuming you might have clicked on the wrong image. Because Pinterest has no control over the link.

    Also, re-pins never get deleted. Once, it is out there, it is out there.

    If you need help with setting accounts, send me an email. Happy to help <3

    • Angie says:

      Hey Charanya, thanks for the help. Yes, I agree the best way to get a clean pin is from the original blog/source itself. But what I pinned (or re-pinned in this case) was a picked-for-you pin from Pinterest. There was no image selection unlike pinning from computer/web. Anyway, it sounded like there were spammers hijacking popular pins last week (read comments from Dini & Stephanie above). I’m not too concerned really, just sharing my experience that’s all. Have fun at Fiesta Friday!! πŸ™‚

  16. What are you up to now?! Directing people to shady websites! Actually, I’ve never heard of Pinterest picking pins for you. So it sounds like you’ve been spammed. I’d report it to Pinterest, otherwise it’ll be there forever. Yep, pins don’t disappear. Even if you put your own post into draft (that you pinned it from in the first place) it’ll come back to haunt you. I’m still getting people looking for access to FTP, even though I set it to private a year ago. And that’s through Pinterest.

    • Angie says:

      You mean you haven’t seen those picked-for-you pins? How come I get them all the time? Somebody out there must have known I’m a novice! Darn it it’s in my name! But I still love Pinterest, I have to say. I get steady views from it daily. Plus the customer support is very helpful, unlike FB. Can’t even get hold of them. Oh well, at least they’re free.

      • Do you mean through emails from Pinterest, as in ‘Pins you’ll love’ and stuff like that? I never look at those, partly as they use thee most dreadful puns! Instantly deleted. Last year, one of my followers was hijacked (which I reported) as her boards were never being used. Since then I’m cautious about what I click on. And you’re right, it’s a great way to get regular traffic.

        • Angie says:

          I get those emails too, but no, that’s not what I’m talking about. When you get on Pinterest, and you click on that P icon on the upper left corner, you’ll get a bunch of pins. Some say picked-for-you, some promoted-by, some found-on, etc. I assumed the picked-for-you were generated automatically based on your interest. But in hindsight, I should have known it’s all probably software driven, so it has its problems. Like you said, unless we tell pinterest, they wouldn’t be able to know if a pin had been hijacked or not. I actually had one of my pins hijacked last year. I had to file a DMCA.

        • Okay, I get where you’re coming from. I never use that feature. But, when looking for pins for my boards, I do make a point of checking the links – just in case! That’s probably the only thing you can do to safeguard against what happened recently.

        • Angie says:

          I’m only going to pin or repin from your boards from now on! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        • Hahaha! Actually, I should’ve added that I only double-check the links when pinning through Pinterest. It’s such a big site now that it’s best to do it that way. Just right click on the pin, open in new tab, then right click the link, etc. Otherwise I could be linking to dodgy sites – unwittingly, of course! πŸ™‚ Off to grab some beauty sleep (much needed). Enjoy your party!

        • Angie says:

          Nighty night, Sir! Don’t let the bedbugs bite! πŸ™‚

  17. chefjulianna says:

    I wish I know more about this to be able to help you out, Angie. So sorry that this happened. πŸ™

    • Angie says:

      It wasn’t all that bad, truthfully. Just a little nerve-wracking getting those comments “Annoying!” “Irritating!” etc. I recently had one of my posts featured on and the comments were insanely disrespectful. Maybe I’ll talk about it next time. it took a lot of self-restraint on my part to not respond.

  18. I think perhaps you’ve just been unlucky Angie! I’ve occasionally pinned in the same way and never had any trouble like this… though I only have a handful of followers, so that might make a difference. How frustrating for though to have people commenting/complaining like that!? It’s ONLY Pinterest after all! :o/ Put it in perspective people!

    • Angie says:

      It was a case of bad luck most likely, though I actually feel lucky that it happened ‘coz it opened my eyes. I had a much worse case last year when my pin was the one hijacked. That was a lot tougher to deal with. Part and parcel of putting yourself out there in the public arena, I suppose πŸ™‚

  19. Thanks for hosting another party.

  20. tentimestea says:

    Oh dear! A blog is enough for me to handle at the moment, let alone other social media platforms. I hope you resolve the issue!

    • Angie says:

      I was reluctant to join any of these social media at first, but since the experts say they’re an extension of your blog, I did. Haven’t joined Twitter though. Like you said there’s only so much we can handle πŸ™‚ Everything’s fine with Pinterest, thanks!

  21. Pinterest! I love it and don’t always check pins right away, and good for people commenting! There’s a better way, though: Any suspicious or offensive pin should be opened up by clicking on it. On the bottom right, under the photo, there is a tiny flag. Click on the flag and it opens up a small menu, hit the radial button for the reason reporting and send.

    It takes about 30 seconds. Pinterest does work/investigate and remove these – somehow all at once.

    And “picked” for you seems to be a more recent feature. I’ve never gotten an email from pinterest, so I assume at some point when I set up there must have been a way to opt out!

    Hope that helps! I was happy to see you there last week and immediately followed! πŸ™‚

    • Angie says:

      I should have flagged the pin! I hope someone else did! I’ll make sure I do that next time. Yes, picked for you started only recently. As well as promoted by. I think this must be a way for Pinterest to make money. Pinners must have paid for their pins to be promoted, etc. That’s my guess. But I’m no expert πŸ™‚ Thanks for your explanation and for following. I’ll be looking for you and follow back! XO

  22. Yay I finally made it to the party!! I’ll be linking my posts up as a late pick me up in a minute haha! Thanks sooooo much for the feature, that was a lovely surprise after an exhausting weekend!
    As for pinterest, I’m trying to use it a lot more but I’m still a bit clueless about most of it. Like Dini said it was hacked last week so hopefully all the shady pins are disappearing. I think the picked for you feature is for popular pins, like the more repins you get or the more popular your board/pinterest is the more pinterest will show your pins to everybody. I’m sure there is a way to pay to promote your pins too, they are a business after all!
    I had a recipe of mine pinned from my blog (using one of my least favourite photos of the lot, typical) and it really took off, as of yesterday it had almost 800 repins – which is probably a drop in the ocean compared to most popular blogs/pinterests but it was very exciting for me haha!

    • Angie says:

      That cake is incredible! When are you opening your bakery? πŸ™‚ You should at least put up an order page on your site so we can place an order! πŸ™‚

      That’s exciting about your pin. I have one, too, and of course they picked the least pretty photo. Always happens! Everytime it gets repinned, I keep wanting to say “Hey, there are prettier photos, people!” πŸ™‚

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