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.
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 décor inspiration. Many of the pins or images that 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.