Monday, August 6, 2012

What's the deal with PINTEREST?

Do you Pin?

Has your work been Pinned?

Do you know what I'm talking about?

I read last week that "Pinterest" is currently the fastest growing social media site and platform. Now, maybe that's just because Facebook and Twitter have already saturated the markets. But it was enough to make me want to check it out.

Oh. My. God.

NOT that I need one more addictive social media to suck the time out of my days, but it's a pretty cool place to chill out, look for ideas, and get totally inspired. Go take a look for yourself:


You need to either request an invitation (which might take up to a day) or be invited by someone already on Pinterest. And then you get started building your Boards. Where you put up your own content, or "repin" content from other pages. I just spent a very absorbing hour uploading content and getting my first few Boards started. You can find me and my stuff here:


I found that my blog has already been pinned a few times by other people, for my photography, although interestingly enough not for pictures of Puppy! I also found that CapeWomenOnline magazine has been pinned a few times for artwork... and that's my next mission this week: to sit down with the publisher and create interactive Pinterest Boards for the magazine, to showcase our events as well as the talented women we feature.

In the meantime, I'm going back to "Pin" some more. If you've been there and done this, Please Share! Do you find it useful and fun, or just mindlessly addictive? Or somewhere in between? I'd love to hear from people who've already done this! Or from those of you who choose not to Pin - why?

6 comments:

  1. I'm on Pinterest, but I'm still figuring things out. I'll do more once the kids get back to school.

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    1. Me, too! It can really suck you in ;-)

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  2. I started a Pinterest page but then I read a post about pinning and using other people's pictures that made me hesitant to keep exploring it.

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    1. The way I read the "about" information, I think as long as you credit back to the original source you're okay.

      That said, I'm using mostly original content on my Boards ;-)

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  3. Your enthusiasm will carry you through.

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  4. I haven't used it yet just not enough time in the day

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