Have You Heard of Pinterest?

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A couple of weeks ago two of my co-workers were kidding me about finally joining Facebook.  One of then said “now we just have to get you  signed up for Pinterest.”  Of course I had never heard about the site, but then I am typically way behind the times. 

If you are not familar with it, then let me explain. Or better yet let  me just post the site’s definition of what it is.

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.

First  there are tons of ideas already posted on the general boards in numerous subjects like fitness, cooking, gardening, sewing, crafts, and decorating.  If you see something you like there you can then re-pin  it to your personal board.  If you find something on the web you can post that on your board too.  People or friends who follow you can now see all your favorite items in one place without you having to send them separate link codes. It is a perfect way to plan a party or a wedding since friends and family can view your ideas and comment on them. 

For my friends it has taken the place of magazines.  They find ideas for meals, desserts, decorating, beauty and more all on one site.

I am not re-decorating or planning a wedding or a party but I do like looking at the recipes.  Like this one for

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes 

or

Dulce de Leche Vanilla Cake – I Adore Food!

or a new hairstyle tutorial:

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Are you a member of Pinterest?  If so what do you pin to your board?  If you are not then check it out. 

- Leigh AAR

12 thoughts on “Have You Heard of Pinterest?

  1. maggie b.

    I am not. I don’t do social networking sites that much. I just know I wouldn’t keep up with my bulletin board ;-) I am amazed at how much people are willing to post about themselves on the web. Guess I’ve watched too many crime shows to be comfortable doing that.

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  2. Leigh

    I try to make sure that all my information is just between friends. Pinterest doesn’t bother me that much because you are just saying oh, I like this recipe, or isn’t this dress pretty.

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  3. CindyS

    I joined about 2 weeks ago and I’m a touch lost but there are really no ‘help’ features but I need to watch the vid at the top of the post.

    It asked me what I was interested in at the very beginning and then suggested boards I should follow but now that I understand what I’m looking for I would like to revisit that page but I don’t know how. And I’m not sure why I have a ton of kid activities that come up on potential boards but I don’t have kids!

    Other than that I love the visual of all inspiration pics in one place – it’s very pretty and soothing. And really, there is no info about myself except my name – no age or where you live – just visually stunning pics and inspiration – Leeb – you should join and post your pics as I know there are lots of people who love to see them.

    Also I have discovered businesses on it also – people who do interior design have inspiration pics and pics of their work.

    Basically, I love it!

    Thanks
    CindyS

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