What is your Pinterest?


Have you ever been sent an invitation to join Pinterest? Did you accept? If you are anything like me you accepted the invite and fumbled around the site for a few minutes unsure of what to do. Maybe even logged off a day or two until you decided to go back?

Once I went back in for another try I got the lay of the land and started to understand how to follow people and how to start building up my pin boards. The easiest way to learn is by simply looking around the site and seeing with other people have done. The concept of Pinterest is to make boards that are applicable to you and your interests. Where do you find the pins? Well, there is a common area where you can search pins and boards. Once you decide which pins you like, you re-pin them to your special interest board and if there is a particularly interesting board that you like you can follow the whole board!

I have to admit for the first several months, I really saw Pinterest as a waste of time and I couldn’t really find anything that I liked other than recipes. It was not until Christmas was swiftly approaching that I realized my budget was severely hurting and I need some ideas and FAST! Being a crafty-minded person I took to Pinterest and quickly filled up my craft board and had oodles of ideas to draw from. I cannot tell you what a lifesaver Pinterest was for me this past holiday!

Now that I have decided I love Pinterest, I have added a music board, recipe, exercise, things that are strictly me, vacation ideas and many other fun boards I love to look at. When you find your purpose for being on Pinterest and start to build your board, it becomes quite addicting and fun to look around at.

If you don’t believe me I encourage you to give it a try. Maybe you have a wedding to plan or a new baby on the way? Believe me Pinterest can help with everything you could imagine from decorations, to necessities to helpful hints. And by the same token, do you have a hobby or expertise you would like to share? You should make your own boards and put them out there for people to re-pin! You will never know how valuable your expertise can be to someone new to let’s say crocheting, from basic stitches, to types of yarn to buy to patterns. Get the idea?

So if you are a newbie to Pinterest don’t lose your interest in Pinterest before the fun begins! Take a look around and start to get your boards put together. I have included a link to my page if you’d like to see my pinterests.

Go ahead, what are you waiting for?!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

I love Pinterest and it helps a lot with the views I get on Hubpages. Interesting hub voted up and more.

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cre8ivOne 3 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you so much for stopping by moonlake! As you can see in my hub, I didn't always realize the awesomeness of Pinterest until the past several months. It has been such an amazing find now that I have come to see its full potential. :)

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Chinaimport 3 years ago from Guangzhou

Joined pinterest few weeks back and I am still struggling to figure out its useful place in my life. It's seems to be better alternate to Google's Picasa or Flikr to organize and showcase pictures that one wants to share with the world.

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cre8ivOne 3 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Hey Chinaimports

I understand your frustration because that's what I was feeling when I first joined. If you have specific things you are trying to do, organize, build something, decorate etc, you can have pretty good luck finding it on pinterest. Hang in there, you might find what you're looking for!

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Millionaire Tips 3 years ago from USA

I find Pinterest to be rather addictive. There are so many inspirational quotes, beautiful quilts, and so many creative ideas for the home.

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cre8ivOne 3 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

I agree Millionaire Tips!

Pinterest is very addicting! The thrill is when you realize there is a new board you can create!

Lindsay 21 months ago

Hi Ladies, Since there is so much interest in catlaborolive boards, I did some research to find out how you can join. I forgot all of the specifics of how I joined. I knew I heard about them on the sellers forum. It's really is the "go to" place for me. In tomorrow's blog post is a lot of helpful information about several different catlaborolive boards that should answer any questions you have about joining one. Each board is a little different, one is for only free lessons/tips, another is organized by grade level, another by subject, etc. I'm sure you'll find at least one that will work for you.Happy Pinning!Michelle

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