Pinterest…. I pronounce it pin-terest.
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. It allows you to store and organise (known as pin) images you have on your computer, find on the web or in the Pinterest application itself. Images that may inspire you such as quotes (yes this is where I find all my quote of the day’s), yummy recipes, bedroom or office designs, hairstyles, outfits, craft projects the list is endless and full of possibilities.
How does it work?
Let’s say you find a chocolate muffin recipe you would love to make one day. Click the pin it button (which can be added to your toolbar, details here) it will pin it to your account and allow you to choose a specific board to pin it to. When you are ready to make the chocolate muffins, click the image which takes you to the original website and page of recipe.
What is a Board?
You can organise all your pins into specific named boards, like folders on your computer. This makes finding a pin at a later date easier. I have many boards (hmm…66 of them). When I first started I had a board labelled food, my tip is to be specific with your labels as there are so many wonderfully yummy recipes on there. This is what I have now:
- Food – Savoury
- Food – Sweet
- Food – Lunchboxes
What is follow?
Is there an app for Pinterest?
How to join Pinterest?
Why is it addictive?
More questions and help about Pinterest can be found here.
If you are a blogger you can link up to tinagray.me That’s Pinterest…ing each Sunday
Are you addicted to Pinterest?