Hello my darling alphas!
Your favorite babe CheersClaireLyons here with my sophomore BAA post (fitting, since I know a lot of you are going back to school). This one is going to be about WeHeartIt etiquette. Is that even a thing? Yes, yes it is.
Let’s keep the fancy intros short and sweet and move on to the what-to-do and what-not-to-do’s of WHI.
What To Do
Make collections of the images you’re going to use on your blog. Some examples are the ones I have on my WeHeartIt, one for each of my blogs & for separate categories such as fashion, beauty, & technology and topped with a cute heart-esque emoji for each one.
Label DNU’s with DNU. So obvious that it hurts, but if it’s Do Not Use or Restricted Access or whatever, put it in the name of the collection or your bio. You can’t go around e-screaming at people about taking your DNU pics if the collection wasn’t labeled.
Know where to draw the line with number of pictures. There are some people that have thousands of pictures saved, and that’s just not appropriate. Personally, I prefer having one DNU collection (labeled so) and separate collections for pictures that I either might use or are saving for sometime in the very distant future.
Update your profile stating clearly who you are and what your blog url is (and look, the people behind the site have even left a little space for both)! Also, if gaining followers is your sort of thing, it’s important to have a clean, well-kept home page.
Heart others’ pictures. Yeah. I said it. It’s completely fine to heart pictures from other people’s profiles – as long as you aren’t taking them from their DNU collection or hearting 50 at a time. That’s what WHI is all about, isn’t it?
Use your common sense when determining what’s fine to do and what’s not. Use the golden rule. Would you want someone else doing to you what you are doing to someone else? WeHeartIt karma bites.
What Not To Do
Take other people’s DNU pictures. #NoBrainer. But it happens a LOT more than you might think, whether by accident or not. I know I’ve been guilty of this a few times, everyone has.
Be rude about taking things down. AKA, refusing, being snarky, the ole’ ignore+delete, etc. If someone’s brave enough to ask, just take it down. Be annoyed, sure, but in the end it’s just a picture.
Spam-save from one profile at one time. It’s literally the most annoying thing ever when your phone is buzzing off the hook just because you wanted to heart 100 of my pictures. Besides, it clogs the notifications up, preventing us from seeing things like follows and hearts of the pictures we save.
Look up the tags of the pictures and heart from us that way. Bye. You can leave now. We know you’re taking our pictures, so just take them in front of our faces. Besides, what’s the point? It’s still a DNU picture, I still had it first, therefore you still can’t use it.
Having 1000+ (or even 100+) Do Not Use pics is just unnecessary+rude. Besides, you probably will never get around to using all of them, so what’s the point of saving them? The average number for a DNU collection for a person with 3 blogs is around 90 or so pictures. That should be enough with some extra (of course, you can have unlimited pictures in your non-DNU collections, like the individual ones I have for each of my blogs).
Annoy people. Yeah. This one pretty much explains itself.
I certainly hope you all enjoyed this quick WHI tip and I hope that you’ll take these into consideration when hearting pics.
Ta-ta! Until we meet again.
xx, Claire S. Lyons
PS: This month’s Alpha-In-Training is MacaroonsAndMarcJacobs! Take a moment to check out her fabulous blog.
A prime example of a WHI picture. Unfortunately, I’ll never get to use it on CCL. Boo. So it’s here because I love it!