Thursday, June 2, 2011

Are you on Pinterest?

Do you know what the big deal is about Pinterest? I know there have been a ton of posts lately about how cool it is, but if you haven't checked it out yet, you may be wondering what all the hype is about.

I'll try to explain this simply, like I'm explaining it to my Mom. God bless her, but when she just came to visit and I asked her to click the play button on the Netflix that was streaming on the computer screen, she looked all over the mouse itself to find the play button. Sorry Mom, haha. Anyways, on to Pinterest!

Basically what you have here is a way to bookmark websites. Instead of calling it a bookmark, they call it a 'pin.' Instead of putting the bookmarks into folders like you normally would using IE, Firefox, or Chrome, you create 'boards', which are just your categories of your 'pins'.

I've got a lot of food themed boards, along with some fun ones like DIY, holidays, kid stuff, rainbows and more. So that is how you set up your pins.

If you are in the mood to browse other peoples pins, just click on either 'Discussions' or 'Everything' from the Pinterest navigation bar. From there, you can pick a category if you'd like.

If you find something to save to your boards, click the repin button on the image. That's it! Of course, be sure to follow some people that have posted pins that you enjoy. Half of the fun of Pinterest is browsing through all the beautiful pictures and discovering new things.

So have I convinced you to try it out yet? Good! Last that I saw there was a wait list of a couple weeks (not sure what it is now), so if you want to leave your email address, or email me directly with it, I can send you an invite. (jamhandsblog at gmail.com)

Happy pinning!

6 comments:

  1. Looks like fun! I'll have to check it out.

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  2. I love pinterest. I love having a bulletin board that holds all of the things I want to remember but don't want to print and file.

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  3. I would love an invite, looks cool! miranda@mangoesandchutney.com

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  4. Question - what if the blog you 'pinned' becomes unavailable or deleted? Does that mean that you can no longer see your pin anymore? I've been saving things in word documents in different categories and would LOVE to be able to just pin them!

    Let me know if you know the answer, and I would love an invite! :)

    ~Laura
    tysonandlaura@gmail.com

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  5. I would love an invite. I requested one when I first heard about it moanth ago, but nothing yet. So thanks. annmarin123@gmail.com

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  6. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - I featured you yesterday!! - - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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