Friday, 5 August 2011
Pinterest. I'm In.
We'll finish off this week of websites by checking out Pinterest. I'd heard about it before, but never really explored it to it's full potential until recently. I'm not even sure I have fully explored it or that I ever could! The sheer amount of images pinned makes it a gold mine of inspiration. You could spend hours looking through amazing images without even noticing the time ticking away.
For those of you that don't know what it's about, Pinterest is like a virtual bulletin board. It's a great space to collect images you love online, organize them into groups and share them, while maintaining the original source of the image. Yes, source credit is maintained. I love that! Especially for blogging. I can't even tell you how many images I have saved on my hard drive for inspiration but I have no idea where I got them from. And because of that, they will probably never get used on my blog. From now on, I wont have that problem!
Follow other pinners and be followed by others who like your pins. Put together images for a specific project like decorating a room in your home, or for an event such as a wedding or baby's first birthday. It's a great way to keep all that inspiration in one place without having to tear pages from magazines, or save random images to your hard drive. It's all right there. Brilliant!
Go on, head over to Pinterest and request an invite to join. You'll quickly receive an invite via email, do the sign up thing and then you can start pinning. You can also link it to Facebook and Twitter.
Pinterest App free from iTunes, so you can pin on the go.