Over the last week, my evenings have been spent discovering Pinterest! You may have heard or seen links to it of late and wondered what all the fuss was about, like me.
It is a place where you can create virtual pinup boards in your space and add, like, comment, follow and pin all the things that you see on the net or within the Pinterest community that interests you. You create 'boards' with categories that best describe what you want to put in them..eg. Food, Creative Ideas... You can view my boards here http://pinterest.com/nettii62 - If you aren't signed up with Pinterest you can only click on the images and view...once you are signed up you can then do all the fun stuff.
I can 'Invite' you....Without an invite you can only view all the eye candy.
As I didn't know anyone with a Pinterest account I clicked on Pinteret's 'invite' button and waited around a week before I could start the fun. As I'm now a member I can now invite you so you can get started straight away. Just email me or leave a comment if you would like an invite.
Blogging vs Pinterest...Pinterest won't take over the blogging world. I've discovered that even though you can 'like', 'pin' and 'comment' on people's images you don't have the personal communication like you do on blogs.
Here are some things that I have found and placed in some of my boards so I can easily refer back to them.
In my 'Drawn to Pink' board
In my 'Food' board
In my 'Clever Ideas/Things to make' board
To 'pin' an image from a blog or website you install a 'pin it' button which sits in your browsers toolbar. If you see something you like and want to add it to one of your boards you click on the 'pin it' button and the images from that sites page will come up. You choose which photo you want and a pop up window all bring up the list of your boards, you simply choose which board to place the photo into. The 'pin it' button will automatically save the website address of which that image came. So in your board if you pin a tutorial, you just click through and you come to the website of which the image came.
Important...if you want to pin an image on a blog, make sure you click into the appropriate 'post' where that image comes from. If you don't the people might have to wade through a whole lot of posts before coming to what they are wanting...frustrating. I learnt this by mistake and had to go back and re-do my links.
If you want to learn more I found this beginners tutorial quite good http://www.sortacrunchy.net/sortacrunchy/2011/05/pinterest-a-beginners-guide.html
If you have any questions or want to receive an immediate invite, please comment or email me and I'll forward you one so you can get started. WARNING....It is addictive!