I am a Pinterest Addict and have been for a little over one year. I was introduced to this delightful wonderland of eye candy by a friend via Facebook. As with anything new, it took a few days to acquaint myself with the ins and outs, but once I got the hang of it – BAM! I was hooked!
The picture to the left was my very first “Repin”. A calming jar tutorial!
When you see something you like, you have the ability to set up your own boards and repin a pin to your board. Pinterest also helps out by having a few already named boards to get you started.
It was like having a SMORGASBORD of websites and blogs all in one place, not to mention being introduced to people from all over the world in a way that traditional search engines could not.
Thanks to this awesome piece of Social Media, I have tried out new recipes, discovered creative ways of gifting my niece and nephews with $$, adapted patterns for knit and crochet and shared many words of wisdom with my friends.
There is a downside as well – some of the Pins lead no where. Pins are usually “Pinned” from an originating website or blog. It is disappointing to see something really neat click on it, such as a tutorial, and you are met with a dead end.
A word of caution – it is so easy to spend hours without realizing the passing of time while engrossed in Pinterest. Set a timer and take periodic breaks!
Do you Pinterest? Leave your Pinterest name in the comments so I can follow you!
Links to My Pin’s Pictured Above:
- She’s Crafty Birthday Balloons
- Coq Au Vin and the Julia Child 100, Simple Bites
- Three Beans in a Pod: Retro Circles – The Tutorial