There’s a new little feature in Tailwind Tribes that may be tempting to use, but should you? You can now send a pin to your Tailwind drafts from a Tailwind Tribe, but you might want to think twice before you do!
In this post I’ll show you how to send a pin to drafts from a Tribe, and how you get credit (or don’t get credit) for a re-share.
How to Send a Pin to Your Drafts from a Tailwind Tribe
To send a pin to your Tailwind drafts from a Tribe, just go to any Tribe and hove over any pin. An Add to Drafts button should appear near the top of the pin.
When you click this button, the pin will be sent to your Tailwind drafts. Easy peasy, right?
Well yes, but . . .
Before you head off to other things, it’s important to understand what happens to that pin, and how you get credit for a re-share! After all, making sure you’re properly sharing from Tribes as much as you’re submitting your own pins is kind of the heart of what keeps Tribes going, and keeps you from getting kicked out . . . amiright?
And that brings me to my first important quandary:
Will I Get Credit for a Re-Share When I Click Add to Drafts?
The short answer? NO!
The slightly longer answer? Yes, AFTER you actually schedule the pin. However… there’s a catch.
After a little testing, it looks like sending pins to your drafts from Tribes may NOT be the best move if you’re going to schedule it to multiple boards … which brings me to the next question:
What Happens When I Add a Tribes Pin to Drafts, Then Schedule to Multiple Boards?
It appears that you will get credit for ONE re-share.
In my little test, I sent a pin to my drafts.
At the time that I did this, my tribe stats showed that I had credit for 41 re-shares.
From there, I scheduled it to 2 boards.
I assumed I would get credit for 2 re-shares like I would if I’d scheduled the pin directly from the Tribe, for a total of 43 re-shares — right?
But nope, this was not the case! After scheduling the pin to 2 boards from my drafts, I refreshed the Tribe page to check my stats — 42 re-shares! That’s only 1 more re-share. 🙁
So, it looks like even if you schedule to multiple boards from drafts, you will only get credit for the first one.
Psst … I tried this little experiment again just to be sure but scheduled the pin to THREE boards. Still, when I refreshed the Tribes page, I was only given credit for one re-share.
This alone is enough to convince me to stick to scheduling directly from Tribes, at least if I want to schedule a pin to multiple boards, because I know I’ll get credit for each share to each board!
Due to all of the reasons above, I think for the time being I’ll be skipping the Add to Drafts button and sticking to sending pins directly to my Tailwind schedule. And if I want to schedule a pin to multiple boards, I’ll either shuffle my schedule or manually drag the pins to spread them out.
You might have a good reason to send pins to your drafts before scheduling, but to me, it just makes it more difficult to keep track of my re-share counts.
What do you think?
Have you tried sending a pin to your Tailwind drafts from a Tribe, or will you be trying it now that you know how? I’d love to hear how it goes for you, and if you come across any pros, cons, or updates that I missed. Let me know in the comments! 🙂
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