Pinterest Passion: #PinItForward Campaign

As many of you will know if you follow me regularly, I love Pinterest. But I’m sure there are many UK readers out there who still aren’t too sure what Pinterest is and what it can be used for. So today I’m really thrilled to be part of a new campaign to help raise awareness of Pinterest in the UK and to tell you a little more about this great site.

 

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Pinterest is an online tool for collecting and organizing things that you love. It’s a bit like a virtual set of noticeboards or moodboards that you can continually add to without running out of space. For me, Pinterest is a way of getting a quick visual fix when I need one. I use it to collate ideas and inspirations for both blog posts and for home dรฉcor inspiration. Many of the pins or images thatย I look at are quite aspirational and I like that. I like that it keeps me motivated to do better, whether that’s with blogging or with home DIY.

You can ‘pin’ from other websites and clip images into Pinterest, or you can repin images that appear on your timeline.

One of my favourite boards has to be my Wall Art board where I collect ideas and images for creative wall art displays. Some of them might be fabulous DIY tutorials, some might be great photos of wall displays and some might be very unusual. It’s a place where I can gather all of these ideas together in one area and refer back to them if I need or want to.

 

Don’t be fooled though, it’s one of those sites that will suck you in so be prepared to lose time there. In a good way of course!

Pinterest is also a great way for me to get my blog and blog posts out there to wider audience too. Collaborative boards (where lots of different pinners work together building one board) are a great way to mix with like minded people and a fabulous way to expand your network and audience. Pinning my blog post images has given my blog a whole new lease of life and I love it! I have run 2 very successful Pinterest competitions this year asking Pinners to create boards that depict their ideal room for example and it’s a great way to inspire my readers and to offer something creative and different with competitions.

So, do follow the #PinItForward campaign and see what other bloggers from different areas are saying about Pinterest. Tomorrow Jennifer from Jennifers Little World will be bringing you her favourite Pinterest board and discussing her reasons for loving Pinterest. Hop on over to her blog and check out her post.

And if you would like to sign up to Pinterest, it’s really easy and quick and you can do so here.

Once there you can find and Follow Me too.

So, what do you think? Is Pinterest something you use already? If not, do you feel inspired to give it a go?

If you are already a Pinterest fan I would love to see your favourite boards. Link them up in the comments and we can all take a look and follow each other. It’s a great way to find new and inspiring boards and pinners to follow.

 

 

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33 Comments

  1. May 9, 2013 / 10:04 am

    great post jen your enthusiasm shines through

    • Jen
      Author
      May 9, 2013 / 10:40 am

      Thanks Becky, glad that came across!

    • Jen
      Author
      May 9, 2013 / 11:00 am

      Yay indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. May 9, 2013 / 11:20 am

    I’ve spent many a happy hour on Pinterest. Not that I’m addicted or anything…honest…

    • Jen
      Author
      May 9, 2013 / 11:21 am

      I’ll believe you Cat… I think lots wouldn’t though ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Jen
      Author
      May 9, 2013 / 12:20 pm

      Fantastic Gemma, thanks! I’m looking for some garden inspiration at the moment so I’m heading over to your board right now!

  3. May 9, 2013 / 12:49 pm

    I do have a Pinterest account and have started to peek around but I get scared off as all the rooms look too perfect for me. I need easy ideas for a practicl and not ridiculously expensive house. Mich x

    • Jen
      Author
      May 9, 2013 / 1:14 pm

      I think I know what you mean Mich, they can all look a bit intimidating. I see it as inspiration. My own home will never look like those images but I like to take ideas from them and see where that leads. Going to run a ‘Real Rooms’ feature soon looking at people’s real homes which I think is a nice antidote ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jenni
    May 9, 2013 / 1:26 pm

    Great post, I think I have lost days of my life to Pinterest! It was so handy when I was planning my wedding and is very useful for toddler activity inspiration.

    • Jen
      Author
      May 9, 2013 / 1:38 pm

      I know that well Jenni – hours and days just seem to disappear and I look up and everyone has left the room, hours ago!

  5. May 9, 2013 / 1:29 pm

    Hurray for Pinterest. I already follow your boards. And as I’ve told you before, whenever I see how amazing your taste is, I cringe at the thought that you’ve seen my messy, toddler-ruined house!

    • Jen
      Author
      May 9, 2013 / 1:53 pm

      And as I’ve told you before Emily, you haven’t seen my messy, child-bashed house! Don’t believe everything you see ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for sharing x

  6. May 9, 2013 / 9:03 pm

    Love your boards Jen, some great inspiration there. I am still getting my head around Pinterest, it certainly is addictive though! xx

    • Jen
      Author
      May 10, 2013 / 9:28 am

      Thanks Louise! It certainly is addictive and I’ve lost hours if not days to it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. May 9, 2013 / 9:44 pm

    Oh, you rock Jen, love your selection of pins, glad I follow your boards and great post… Pinterest is ACE…. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Jen
      Author
      May 10, 2013 / 9:27 am

      Thank you Ali! Pinterest is fab and a great addition to social media life!!

  8. May 9, 2013 / 10:13 pm

    Thanks for participating in Pin It Forward, Jen! Your Wall Art board is fantastic- I love your pin about how-to us 36 pictures frames for the perfect headboard. I’ll have to try this at home! Lauren, Community Coordinator

    • Jen
      Author
      May 10, 2013 / 9:26 am

      Thanks so much Lauren. It’s been great fun taking part and an honour to run the post on the first day!

  9. May 10, 2013 / 7:39 am

    I love you favourite board too! Great start to the launch Jen, what an honour !

    • Jen
      Author
      May 10, 2013 / 9:26 am

      Thank you! xx

    • Jen
      Author
      May 11, 2013 / 6:45 am

      It would appear that you can!

  10. May 13, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    Ooh you wall art board looks GORGEOUS! What a lovely theme for a board indeed! Love Pinterest.

    Maggy

  11. May 15, 2013 / 7:22 pm

    I lose soooo much of my time on Pinterest…I am hooked LOL! I have learnt to sew though all thanks to stuff I found on there!

  12. May 18, 2013 / 10:05 am

    I LOVE the look of your board! How wonderful to have a whole board dedicated to wall art. A wonderful source of creative inspiration. I do love your site too! Gorgeous.

    Maggy

  13. May 22, 2013 / 11:01 am

    Fantastic looking board my dear, you have such a wide range of them, and some great collections too – make me wish I was so much better at this type of thing. I need to get you in!

    • Jen
      Author
      June 3, 2013 / 9:40 am

      Always at your service Helen ๐Ÿ˜‰ !

  14. May 29, 2013 / 8:41 am

    Amazing boards! So addictive isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

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