Pinterest is quickly becoming my brand new obsession, so I wanted to share a little bit about it with you today, so we can all be equally obsessed with it!
I first heard about Pinterest when I took the Social Media Blitz Course offered for free by Handmadeology. It wasn’t on my radar at all before then, so like a good e-course student, I headed over and tried to sign up. I was foiled in my attempt when Pinterest told me I needed and invite to join. At that time, I wasn’t so clear on its purpose, so honestly, I just clicked away. Silly me.
Earlier this week I was revisiting the Social Media Blitz course because I had gotten off track with a program that was actually working really well for me. So, as I am reading through the course again, I come across the section on social bookmarking, and there it is again: Pinterest. This time I wasn’t ready to wait. I posted on my Facebook page and asked for someone to send me an invitation.
Like internet magic, about 45 minutes later (apparently it can take a while) my invites to Pinterest started rolling in. Just as I was figuring out how Pinterest works, my husband comes up behind me and asks, “What is that?” “Pinterest,” I say, “I’m not sure exactly how it works yet, but I can tell I am really going to like it.”
Like it is kind of an understatement. I am loving Pinterest! It’s one of those things that I think I really was missing in my online life, but didn’t know it until I found it! I know that sounds very dramatic, but I don’t often get excited about websites…
I really have only been using it for a couple of days, but I am so excited every time I find something I want to “pin.” Pinning is what Pinterest is all about. Like their about page explains, Pinterest is ” a virtual pinboard — a place where you can create collections of things you love and “follow” collections created by people with great taste.”
When you first get started, Pinterest offers up some board ideas to you because, this is the great thing, you can categorize photos on to several boards to keep everything organized. Suggested boards included things like “for the home,” and “my style pinboard,” and “books worth reading.” Cool. I’ve since added the following boards: Inspiration and Motivation, Crafty Food Projects, Art and Craft Fair Posters, and All Things Hipster (yeah, I know… just look at it when you get a chance).
I am going to get so lost in Pinterest… Oh wait, I just did (for 20 minutes!) while I was looking for a few photos to post here!