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 <>, 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!