Update: I’m going to show you how to block someone on Pinterest and make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post if you would ALSO like to cash in on Pinterest!
Can you block someone on Pinterest? You can, but it might not be a complete solution. You might block someone but they can open up a new account. Not only that – but they can still SEE all of your pins, even if they can’t officially “follow” you! However, chances are the site doesn’t notify them about your block, so they may think you just quit creating Pins. Hopefully they’d go away.
Let me SHOW you on a short under 2 minute video how to block someone on Pinterest.
Pinterest and some of its hardcore groupies say, “Well it was built as a SHARING site, so making some of your boards private would defeat the purpose of the site.”
Come on, now!
That’s just ridiculous. This is one of the top social networking sites online – and there are no built in privacy settings to control who sees your boards?
Most people DO want to share almost all of their Pins, but there are some things that you find that you want to pin for your own self to see but don’t want others to see.
For example – you and your friends all follow each other. You see an ADORABLE birthday party idea. You want to Pin it, but you don’t. Why? Because over-achiever Nancy is watching you…she’s watching your boards and she’s going to one-up you and use that idea for HER kid before you do and then innocently (and we all KNOW she’s not innocent) say, “Oh this? i just saw it online – isn’t it cute?”
And you’ll want to smash her head in because she’s a sneaky Pete!
There needs to be some sort of groups or friends option you can add to Pinterest and share among only those you want to share with. So WHAT if its not open to everyone? It’s still sharing! No one’s taking away from that.
I hadn’t even thought of needing a blocking option until tonight – when I started thinking about how I saw someone I dislike in the friends list of another friend and I thought, “Hmm – I’d love to block her so she can’t see my Pins” and I Googled it and discovered there was no way to – well, I could, but she would come back under another name – so I need a private board.
Epic fail, Pinterest.
But yes, I’ll bend over and take it because I’m already an addict of your site. But I’m warning ya – if someone uses my b-day idea before me – I’m blogging about this AGAIN – and next time, I won’t be so nice.
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