have you pinned? are you a pinner? if not why not?! come on join me and millions of others, it’s the most fabulous thing ever and hugely HUGELY addictive
pinterest is formally launching in the uk, right about now, however i first discovered pinterest just under two years ago and the enormity of the potential blew me away. so much so that at the time i was travelling with work and i showed my two assistants and that was it. we did not talk for the rest of the week, apart from a nod here and there to “ooooo nice pin”
so what is pinterest? well to borrow the official introduction, pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing things you love. it’s incredibly easy to use and is relentless in inspiration
a pin starts it’s life by being pinned to pinterest by a pinner. you can add a pin from a website, so if you see something you like, a frock, a car, a chair, a house, a blog post, pin it. use the pin it bookmarklet and it is simple. or maybe you want to upload something from your computer. an image you took perhaps, a gorgeous shoe, an incredible meal, a wonderful view, a magic moment. any pin can then be searched for and re pinned by other pinners, and all pins link back to their source. add some commentary so that the image is searchable, otherwise it may go under so many people’s radar, and if you think it’s special many others may do too
your boards are like virtual pin boards and this is where you can organize all y our pins by topic or event. i use my pin boards in very different ways and i will show you more about that in just a mo. your boards are public, but you can have secret ones too, just 3 mind, but these are handy for any surprise planning you might be doing! you can also invite other pinners to pin to your boards so great if you are wanting to pull together ideas as a collective
so a bit about my boards
i have a 365 project, a project where i take a photo everyday, a photo of something or someone from my day. i share them here on my blog but i also share them on pinterest
Follow HPMcQ’s board 365 – 2013 on Pinterest.
i am passionate about everything with the home. i guess that might show in my boards. i’m always thinking about what the perfect bedroom, kitchen, bathroom or hallway might look like. if i had a country home what would that look like? if i lived in a city what would that look like. a fantasy world that maybe just maybe one day could come true. my boards are full of inspirational homes
Follow HPMcQ’s board kitchens on Pinterest.
who doesn’t love cake? really? no you’re lying, cake is everything! i’ve only just started baking so love trying out new things. so i collect recipes on my errrrr cake board!
Follow HPMcQ’s board cake & cookies on Pinterest.
my lord they have active little minds and when it comes to entertaining them pinterest is the perfect place to find something fantastic to do. cooking, crafting, dress up, parties the lot it’s all here.
Follow HPMcQ’s board kiddie stuff on Pinterest.
i could go on and on and ON!
when you see things you like, take a moment to look at who has pinned them, there might be more things you like. if you would like to see their pins on a regular basis, follow them. these pins will now show in your home feed. you can follow all their boards or just particular ones. you choose. just click follow
so have i convinced you? do you even need convincing? why not come follow me here.
or maybe have a quick peek over at capture by lucy, she will be posting on her blog tomorrow on how she uses pinterest. below is her board of her wish list, isn’t it glorioius!
Follow Lucy Heath @ Capture by Lucy’s board My Wish List on Pinterest.
don’t have an account? that’s not a problem click this registration link and get yourself up and running, i love it i’m sure you will too
so that’s me for today
happy pinning x
if you are part of the pin it forward campaign, please add your post to the blop hop below, grab the badge and add to your blog too. spread the pin-love
Thanks for participating in Pin It Forward! I’m very inspired by your 365 Project- that’s great that you have been able to take a photo everyday and share it on Pinterest! Your cake board is amazing- the Blackberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting look delicious! Lauren, Community Coordinator
hi lauren, thank you very much for including me in the pin it forward campaign. as you know my love of pinterest is pretty full on, it is truly a fabulous thing!
you can follow lauren here
All your boards are so pretty and they make my stream look lovely when you have been on a pinning mission!
yes i do often zone out on a mission, very easy to do!
you can follow jenny’s board here
Aww, LOVE your boards VHP – http://pinterest.com/hpmcq/kiddie-stuff/ is fab! full of inspiration x
thanks ali, i do get a bit over excited when pining!
you can follow ali’s boards here
I LOOOOOVVVVEEEE Pinterest too, and so excited to be involved in the campaign for the UK as well, will definitely pop over and check out those boards for you as well. Some lovely stuff, I have kitchen envy to start with 😀
pinterest gives me all kinds of envy, not just kitchens!
you can follow helen’s boards here
Whoop Pinterest rocks doesn’t it? Off to check out your and Lucy’s boards now – hoping to get some much needed inspiration for Ozzys bedroom – have linked up – thank you !
pinterest certainly does rock, it continues to completely surprise me with the amount of resource and creativity you can find every moment of the day if you wanted it!
you can follow annie’s boards here
Thanks for this post… as a new blogger I’m having a bit of a head rush with all the info and gadgets I need to be reading about and using. You’ve made Pinterest sound an interesting project I need to get into. Thanks. Jamie
hi jamie, lovely to hear from you. please come and join the pinterest gang it is truly fantastic. many ideas and top tips to deal with your twosome! also please don’t hesitate to shout if you need any tips on the pinterest front, happy to help x
Gorgeous boards! Love your 365 project board, your recent photos of London have had me feeling incredibly homesick! 😀
oh sorry don’t mean to make you homesick, however looking at your photos it makes me sick of london!
you can follow emma’s boards here
What a great idea, having your 365 project on pinterest too! Some lovely inspirational boards on there, thanks for organising the blog hop!
i really fancy printing my 365 off and putting it together like a pinboard, i love they way they all shuffle up into one another. happy hopping and pinning!
you can follow amanda’s boards here