I like it, always have. Every once in a while I see people complaining that they don’t get it. There is a lot to get confused by online, but Pinterest shouldn’t be one of them. You just get an account (if you need an invite let me know). You’ll set up “Boards”:
Install and drag the Pin It” button to your bookmark bar:
And then when you are on a site; anything from a blog to a store to a business, click Pin It. This will bring up all the pinnable images from that page. Some sites don’t work, but many do:
After you select your image, you assign it to a board:
And write a caption:
I adore it, not for anything related to what I do at work, but for the quick, easy chance it offers to curate things. Some people use it to dog ear the corners of virtual shopping pages:
Some people use it to catalog crafts/DIY projects they might tackle one day:
You can find inspiration:
Stuff for hair:
And for skin:
There is no right or wrong way to do it. I curate thoughts, making each pin an aspiration, a reminder or a dare. It pleases me in a way that saying the right thing at the right moment, overcoming obstacles or rising above something does.
For whatever reason, when I started I opted not to use punctuation, and so it is that my pins look like thoughts I dashed off, or at least that’s how I think of them. At the end of the day, Pinterest is for you, not for business, not for popularity not for anything other than a place to stow things that make you smile.
Isn’t that refreshing?
Pinterest is equal parts inspiration and productivity suck. It’s going to be a sort of “vision board” for me this year as I find my way back.
And thanks for pinning that photo, Amanda. That night is never far from my mind and your sweet words broke the dam. One of these days, or years, I’ll make my way out to your neck of the woods.
Love you, Ang!
Absolutely! Pinterest has been one of my favorite discoveries, thanks to you; a place to catalogue anything that strikes my fancy, that I want to remember, refer to, further investigate, remember. However, I can get a bit compulsive and overwhelmed by it – there are just too many beautiful things, images, words.
I’m on pinterest… and have my little pin it button. I haven’t become pinterest obsessed yet though. It seems lately I’m slow to jump on board. I do love looking though.
Okay. Please, pretty please, send me an invitation?
I’ve been watching it from afar. I fear an invitation (but I totally covet those who have one).
i am completely, completely addicted to pinterest.
now if i only had enough time to cook all the recipes i pin…
I attempted to sign up after an invite – but I needed a facebook acct apparently. I deactivated my facebook acct months and months ago. Why do they have to link the two? Or .. am I wrong?