I know some of you ladies have already found the ever inspiring place in the interweb known as Pinterest. For those of you who haven’t, this post will be the best thing that’s happened to you. I’d like to introduce you to the most beautiful and inspiring place on the internet…
Be warned, once you click that link you will be a goner. No, I’m not kidding. You will be there, browsing, for hours if not days. It’s a place where you can ‘pin’ all the beautiful and inspiring things you come across on the web. Get it? You pin things you are interested in? Pinterest, get it? Tee hee hee. When you ‘pin’ an image, you can add it to a board, aka category, and other users can ‘follow’ your boards just like you follow someone on twitter. The best part about ‘pinning’ images is that it saves the source for you! FINALLY, an easy way to keep images you love and way to find them again! So hop on over there when you have time to spare, request a invite, follow us and start pinning!
Tips for the best pinning expierence ~
- If you use Firefox, and I do insist it is MUCH better than Internet Explorer…, you can find out how to add the Pin It button to your tool bar which makes pinning things from other sites a breeze, here. Internet Explorer 7 & 8 people can find instructions here and IE 9 people can find them here.
- If you want to pin something from a blog post, go directly to that post by click on the title first, then use your Pin It button to select your image to pin. If you pin from a home page of a blog and three weeks from now you go to the pin to link back to the post, you will be taken to the home page rather than the post you wanted to save. I find that others do this on Pintrest. Trying to find that post, especially if the original Pin was done months ago, is near impossible. So do yourself and other pinners a favor and pin directly from the post page.
- If an image you want to post is from a site using Adobe Flash… Pinterest can’t see the image. You’ll know this when you hit your Pin It button because Pinterest will tell you it can’t see any images on that page. You can get around this by taking a screen shot and then uploading that to Pinterest by clicking the Add button at the top right corner then add the URL of the image in the description.
- Create your own boards and categorize them so other pinners can find your pins when searching.
- Use the search box to find what you’re looking for and even use the drop down box, hover over Everything at the center top of the page, to find categories you are most interested in.