People tend to think I know a lot about social media, and I suppose I do to a certain extent. But I’m simply ignorant enough to try things to see if they’ll work. Sadly, I’ve signed up for more services that don’t work than I have for things that do.
But there is one that is absolutely addicting, and it is helpful as well. You may or may not have heard of it. It’s called Pinterest, and it’s the place where you can ear mark all the things you find on the internet that you love. It can be anything and everything. It’s a brilliant idea and one where ideas are shared on a grand scale–one picture at a time.
Pinterest is fairly new to the social media scene. It started in December of 2009. Went public by invitation only in March of 2010, and was named as a Top 50 website of 2011 by Time magazine, which is quite impressive to be so young.
So what exactly is Pinterest?
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request an invite.
Tom and I have a Pinterest account where we offer 23 virtual bulletin boards to share ideas, our likes and what inspires us. Here is a list of the boards we currently have:
- Date Night Ideas
- Decorating For The Seasons
- Places We Want To Go
- Places We’ve Been
- Date Night Food
- Romantic Dining
- Need A Good Laugh
- Romantic Spots In Orlando
- Products I Love
- Through My Eyes (pictures I take myself)
- Romantic Photographs
- Amazing Mantels
- For The Home
- Gifts For Him
- Gifts For Her
- Slices of Married Life
- Romantic Bedrooms
- Romantic Ideas
- Romantic Videos
- Favorite Quotes
- Nana’s Favorites (I couldn’t help myself here – there are too many great ideas!)
- Romantic Holidays
- Wedding and Party Ideas
If you already have a Pinterest account, you can follow our boards by clicking HERE.
If you don’t have an account, you can request one by clicking the link offered above.
We love the premise of this site–offering a platform to share ideas and inspiration, something every marriage needs.
So, are you pinterested?
What is so funny is I just went from Pintrest to this blog and was delighted to see that I never really left at all. I love it for the ideas and the excellent way to cross promote a blog, or website. I love making recipes and crafts I find as well. Happy pinning as they say!
That is so funny! 🙂 Sounds like we’re one the same page, literally! LOL!
I keep wondering whether I should jump into the Pinterest craze. I’m already swamped with writing and social media, plus I’m really not a visual person, so I’ve dragged my feet thus far. Now you’ve got me thinking about it again. Hmmm.
I’ve found it’s a nice reprieve from all the writing. It feeds my creativity without me having to put it in words. I joined when it first started and didn’t have a clue what it was. It’s been fun to be onboard as it’s taking off. Give it a try…you don’t have to continue if you don’t enjoy it.
I like it and have my own boards. It gives ideas and wonderful ‘quotes’ to think about.
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I’m on pinterest too =D I’ll follow you …
Oh good Viviene. Thanks for dropping by!
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