I’m on Pinterest. Now what?

3 Sep

After seeing hundreds of mentions of Pinterest among my social network, curiosity finally got the better of me. This week I signed up for and received an invite to Pinterest, an easy-to-use website where you “pin” images you find on the web to your personal pin board. Consider it the modern-day version of pulling your favorite design photos out of a magazine and placing them in a folder. Now you can do it virtually.

So, now that I’m in the cool club, I desperately need the help of my fellow Pinteristas:

  1. What do you use Pinterest for?
  2. What is your favorite feature of Pinterest?
  3. How do you connect with friends on Pinterest?

Thanks for your help – and happy pinning!

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3 Responses to “I’m on Pinterest. Now what?”

  1. Dad September 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    I would stop using your ‘social network’ or find new friends πŸ˜‰ Seriously, is this what the web has come to….pinning pix of YOUR favorite stuff on a website??? Sounds rather narcissistic?;-) Is this the modern day version of ‘quilting clubs’ or ice cream socials? Instead of having a f2f conversation w/ real people & exchanging ideas, we post & pin our images or thoughts? I guess I’m still old school in that regard πŸ™‚

  2. Ryan September 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    I was definitely thinking along the same lines as your Dad when I first heard about Pinterest, but I actually have found it fairly useful. I mostly use it to store ideas that I find interesting regarding decorating/recipes/fashion/photography/etc. So it’s like having a virtual filing cabinet with all the things I think are pretty or yummy. The real value, though, is following other peoples’ boards and looking at the “everything” tab to get ideas. You can definitely “pin” your own original things, or you can just “repin” stuff from other people. I’ve bought shoes, burlap letters for the living room, made tile coasters, and tried multiple recipes after finding them on Pinterest, and I’ve loved them all! πŸ™‚

    • House to Home September 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

      Thanks for the feedback, Ryan. This is very helpful – can’t wait to see what you’ve pinned. πŸ˜‰

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