Thursday, May 26, 2011

Let's Talk about Pinning

So many people have been asking me about Pinterest lately that I decied to just write a post about it so I can direct them here! (ha!)

So, you are probably wondering what exactly is Pinterest? Well, it's a website where you can basically create a virtual inspiration board. You can "pin" (think store, catalog, or save) ideas you see for home decor, recipes you like, party ideas, craft ideas, products you like, make a wish list, and so much more. 

I know what you might be thinking - the same thing I was thinking when I first heard of Pinterest - I don't want/need another site to log into, put things on, follow people on, etc. In fact, I avoided Pinterest for a bit because of that. 

Let me back up and tell you how I was doing things.... I like to read blogs and have various crafting and home decor blogs in my Google Reader. When I would see a project I really liked, I'd save it in a file on my computer. After a bit of time, the files grew larger and larger. And if I wanted to find something, it was a chore to do so. 

Enter Pinterest.... You can custom create your own boards so I have boards for home decor, craft ideas, recipes, etc. When you see a project you like, you simply copy/paste the URL of the project into the "add a pin" form at Pinterest. I even have a board called "my wish list" where I have pinned things that I would like for my birthday or Christmas and intend to link that to my Mom and hubby. There's also a "pin it" button you can download for your browser and when you see something you want to pin, you just click on it in your tool bar and the form pops up asking you what board you want to save it to, etc. 

So, I'm not saying Pinterest is for everyone. I'm just explaining what it is and how it is helping me. I'm glad I didn't stick to my initial reaction though and gave it a chance. It has made saving and finding things that I like a heck of a lot easier!

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1 comment:

  1. That's because it's amazing!!! Can you imagine how awesome it would be if I was actually using it to be productive?