How to Not Avoid Violating Pinterest's Spam Policy

How to Not Avoid Violating Pinterest’s Spam Policy

Me and Pinterest have a love/hate relationship ... mostly hate
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Last year sometime, Pinterest said I was too spammy and shut down my account. After freaking out, I tried to contact Pinterest. Here is Pinterest’s spam policy, in case you were wondering.

Why is Pinterest so annoying? Pinterest's spam policy can be frustrating, but it's important to follow the rules to maintain a successful account.
MidJourney prompt: commercial photograph, flat-lay, a closed laptop laying on a wooden desk, plant, feminine, on black isolated plain, hyper realistic, stock photo, –ar 9:16 –v 5 –s 250

The thing about Pinterest, though, is that their help system and support staff are … they (#*%&(#%^#&$ stink. Like chicken left in the trash can in the summer heat for a week and then you have a bunch of maggots in the bottom of your trash can stinky. So I’m informing all my readers that I am going to be combining some of my websites together as soon as I can get my act together, which will probably be sometime next year.

I haven’t actually touched either web site (or Joe’s Instagram account) for quite some time because I’ve done a bunch of important, adult things that I felt were “good for me.”** For instance, one of those things was to volunteer to edit a book. Another was to take an intensive summer class on writing literature critique. Still another was to join … not one … but two writing critique groups. (Can you sense a theme of writing related things?) And this blog is good for me, too, because at some point, I need to figure out if anyone cares what I have to say.

“Doing something about Evil Pinterest” is a to-do list item that, since it has no deadline, has been on the list since … last October. Donโ€™t get me wrong, here, that site still gets traffic, so it wasnโ€™t the absolute worst thing in the world. It got so much traffic in April, for example, that I could have bought a cheeseburger, if I could actually leave my house to buy a cheeseburger.

Coronavirus, yโ€™all.

* Totally not true, but it sounds intelligent.

** Deciding to do things because they are “good for me” usually gets me into trouble.

If you have a WordPress blog, then copying blog posts from one site to another is not too hard. You can use their import feature, for example. Or, you can just copy and paste the text from editor. I like to use the Classic Editor plugin, which makes super easy because then I just have to copy and paste the tags, download and upload the images, and make sure what I wrote makes sense for this blog.


Here’s a free Pinterest book for you: Pinterest for Authors by Mark Dawson (affiliate link). I really like this guy. Especially since all of his stuff is free.

I’m finally ready to do something about this web site and Evil Pinterest! (My class is now over! So I can move on from being responsible to being lazy again.) I’m moving over my website pages. Hence, the title of the blog post, how to copy a website page. Sorry, folks, if this blog post wasn’t actually a how-to. This blog post is me complaining about why I am going to copy over my website.


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