Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Some Pinterest Love...


You might have noticed lately a little red "Pinterest" button on my sidebar...


Until a couple of weeks ago, I hadn't given a whole lot of thought to Pinterest. Early on I learned how to see what items from my website were being featured on Pinterest, but other than that I hadn't given the website very much attention.

In case you are unfamiliar with Pinterest, let me explain: Pinterest allows you to create virtual {bulletin} boards of your favorite images, like these boards from my Pinterest site:


These images can be shared with followers, and you can discover new creations along the way. For me, it replaces the "bookmark" on my computer with a visually inspiring image, which helps me better remember what I'd like to work on and create in the future! If you’re looking for a minimalistic, visual approach to cataloging what you find interesting on the internet, Pinterest might be for you.

A couple of weeks ago one of my daughters-in-law was visiting. She showed me her incredible Pinterest collection and I was hooked. I signed up, added the "Pin It" bookmark, and started creating my boards.

{Tip: Once you sign up, the easiest way to pin items is to install Pinterest's “Pin It” bookmark. Then, any time you find an image on a website that you like, just use your “Pin It” button and you will be given options to pin any of the pictures on that post to one of your Pinterest boards. So simple!}

Here's my Pinterest site. Feel free to look around at some of the things I love and follow me if you'd like! There are also a few items from my blog tucked between the favorites I've found.

For those interested in seeing if any photos from your blog have made it to a Pinterest board simply do the following. Type <http://pinterest.com/source/>, then tack on your website.

For example if I wanted to check to see if my blog had any pins, I would type in the following:


You might be surprised at how many pins your blog has! 

6 comments:

Sandy said...

I just discovered Pinterest and am addicted now! It is so awesome... my bookmarks were crazy out of control and I had no idea what I had saved.. this is so much better. :)

Jillian said...

I love Pinterest! I don't know what I did with my free time before I discovered that website!

Wag Doll said...

Thanks for the explanation - I recently signed up with twitter but I'm not really enjoying it (or understanding it). As a sewer/crafter maybe pinterest will suit me better.

Connie said...

I just joined pinterest a couple of months ago and am still learning my way around. Thanks for the link to see what has been pinned from my blog. I was pleasntly surprised.

I am not off to browse around your Pinterest.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Love pinterest, my husband is always asking, what are you doing, when are you going to come to bed? Just one more pin....LOL

I found you on Pinterest, and am now following you. This is toooo much fun.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

I love pinterest,, found it a few weeks back. but I didnt know about how to check to see if I had been pinned. Pretty cool, I had 3 things on there that someone pinned.