Pinterest seems to be picking up steam over the last few weeks. I’ve been using the website for many months, and wrote a post about How to Pinterest last May 29! If you are unfamiliar with Pinterest, it’s like a virtual bulletin board where you can create a board and add photos to it. Popular categories are food, wedding, home, baby, posters, holidays, DIY, etc. You can make as many boards and pin as many things as you want.
It’s basically a big time suck of looking at pretty pictures with links back to websites or blogs. Adventurous people may try a recipe they see or a DIY project, but I think average people just collect pictures. And of course, there’s an app for that to let you pin on the run.
However, Pinterest has been a good tool to use when I was looking at ideas for the baby’s room, and now I’m pinning ideas for our new house. I have boards for kitchen/living spaces, and one for bedroom/bathroom. I also have food categories and a board for baby.
These screenshots are of my Pinterest boards. The one below is my baby board. Each picture links to someone’s blog post or a company’s website if it’s a product.
You can install a “Pin It” button on your Favorites Bar, and then you can pin things from any website you visit. For instance, if you go to Pottery Barn and like a crib, you can “Pin It” to your baby board and keep track of things you like. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing for home ideas or products I want to keep track of.
Do you Pin? Follow me! Any Pinterest related questions?