Guide: Pins

Let’s talk about Pins.

On Micro.blog you can collect pins for your account, represented by small icons you can see within your account. They are available on the web and are unlocked by reaching certain milestones or other conditions, such as publishing your first post to the Micro.blog timeline, or posting after midnight. With that in mind…

Let’s get our hands on the Pins.

Getting a look at the regular pins means using the web. Make sure you’re logged in and ready to go.

Make your way to micro.blog/account/pins – as well as the link below, you can get there by selecting the Account tab:

Screenshot of the top of the Micro.blog web app, highlighting the Account and Show All links.

… and then selecting Show All. Once you have done this you will see the pins screen:

Screenshot of the Micro.blog pins page, showing only the top pin as having been collected.

Here you can see all of the regular pins and how you can get them, along with your instantly collected first pin for registering a username! By fulfilling the conditions set out here you will collect the pins; like this:

Screenshot of the Micro.blog pins page, showing five pins as having been collected.

(NOTE: To collect the Custom Domain pin you will need a hosted account, with which you can map your custom domain to your hosted site.)

Over time you can also collect special pins. These are limited to specific events, announced by Manton ahead of time. For example, in 2018 the two biggest Apple public events had the following pins:

Screenshot of two special pins for Apple events, showing both as having been collected.

Pins are a fun way to both get involved with the community and motivate yourself for posting in a variety of ways, with the potential to become even better over time; who knows, perhaps we’ll have real pins, whether for general availability or meetups and the like!

Over time Manton will add more pins and continue to release limited editions for events. If you have any ideas for new pins or issues you can contact the team via the official channels, as they are happy to take suggestions and help.

There we have it; that’s pins. Now you know what to do and how to do it.

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