what is pinterest?

Lately you may have been hearing a lot of buzz about Pinterest.  Perhaps you have already logged on and filled up a few dozen boards already. *ahem*

So…what is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. (from Pinterest)

Pinterest is great way to track all the fun inspirations you find while surfing the web (craft tutorials, recipes, birthday party ideas) but you can also search what other people have ‘pinned’ for ideas.  When I was starting to remodel our daughters ‘big girl’ bedroom I created a board for all my ideas as I was researching.  I found some great ideas searching on Pinterest!  I’ve also enjoyed searching for preschool crafts, menu ideas, and food (of course).

How do I start?

To get on Pinterest you need to request an invite (from the website or from a friend) in order to create an account.  (the invites tend to end up in your junk mail so I would look there if you haven’t received yours in a day or two).

Once you have an account, go here to add a ‘pin it’ button to your browser tool bar.  This will make it super easy to ‘pin’ things as you find them.

For more information on Pinterest you can read these great blog posts Pinterest: A Beginner’s Guide or Pinterest for Bloggers.



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