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August 22nd, 2011 at 5:00 am

My Newest Internet Obsession ~ Pinterest

Dislaimer: The site I am about to introduce you to may be a time-sucker, but is totally worth it for all the ideas you receive in return! 

Upon first glance, Pinterest doesn’t quite make sense, but it truly is what it says – Pinning your Interest. The true purpose is to create boards and you “pin” pictures to them. You can think of them as “virtual” bulletin boards or idea notebooks. The best way to get the sense of it is by first looking at the way people set up their pinboards. You can see mine here. People use their pinboards to capture photo ideas, recipes, clothing, gift ideas, tutorials, home inspirations, and wedding ideas.

Pinterest really is genius. I now use it to capture any of my bookmarks that would be easier to find an idea with a picture!

So, how do you get the pictures onto your boards? The easiest way to pin is to install the Pin It bookmark. Then when you are on a website and find a picture you like, you just click Pin It and the page turns into a bunch of boxes showing all the pictures. You click Pin It on each one that you want to add to a board. The other way to find pictures is to “Re-Pin.” If you have an account and click on the Pinterest logo at the top left of the page, it will show you pictures that your friends have recently pinned. You can re-pin them to your own boards.

Another great way to search for ideas is just to type in a search term – maybe first day of school, fall decor, crockpot recipes, preschool snacks, infant photo ideas or birthday ideas. The possibilities and pins are endless!

So, how do you get an account? Right now the fastest way to get an account is by having someone email you an invite. If you need an invite, leave me your email address in the comments and I can send you one.

If you are already on Pinterest, feel free to post your link so all the newbies have people to follow right away!

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.


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4 Comments on 'My Newest Internet Obsession ~ Pinterest'

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  1. I would love an invite.

    Michelle

    22 Aug 11 at 9:32 pm

  2. I would love an invite as well! Thanks!

    Kelly

    23 Aug 11 at 3:45 pm

  3. Michelle and Kelly – Invites are sent!

    Kim Ross

    25 Aug 11 at 1:09 pm

  4. Please may i?

    Side note: blog post about Irene. Thinking of you- even on the other side of the world- in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Lauren

    30 Aug 11 at 5:15 am

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