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What’s Piqued Your Pinterst? February 24, 2012

Filed under: S2S Coffee Hour — sassy2savvy @ 7:37 PM

What’s Piqued Your Pinterest?

I have a secret to tell you… Are you ready? Can you handle the suspense?

Well there is a new world out there that people are plugging into. It is the world of CREATIVITY. Okay it is not a new world, but a world where not many dare to go. Economic times are causing families to pinch their pennies, which in turns challenges our minds to get what we want in a more SAVVY and creative way.

Within this new world of creativity people are being introduced to technological advancements which allow one the ability to pull millions of ideas from a database. Individuals who believe they do not carry a creative bone in their body are stepping out and creating from these databases of ideas.

There are not many days that go by that you will not hear me say the word “Pinterest.” In turn there are not many days when I don’t hear someone ask me “What is Pinterest”. So I figured I would take my first coffee hour and tell you about this incredible resource that will have you saving money, creating new ideas, and feeling a sense of accomplishment.

Pinterest is a website that was designed for the purpose of pinning ideas. We all can relate to surfing the web, becoming over whelmed with so many ideas that when we leave we forget what we saw and how to get back to that particular spot. Pinterest allows people to pin (save) ideas or websites in a database (called Pinterest.com). Pinterest is a collaboration of people’s pins that make up millions of ideas in picture form (pictures are linked to the websites as the reference). I don’t know about you but I am a visual person; I usually don’t attempt to make much unless I have a picture to follow (which is why I love this site).

To get started pinning ideas and sharing your own, you must create an account at www.pinterest.com . To create an account you must be invited by a friend who is already pinning (I would love to invite you, just leave your email address). Pinterest will then send you an Evite to create an account.  Once your account is made, then you will start creating your own profile made up of boards, pins, and likes. I know I just started speaking a new language. Let’s break it down…

Pins: ideas that you save from the database to store in your profile.

Boards: Are categories (like files) that allow you to organize your pins. For example I have a board titled “Food”; this is where I store all my pins that have anything to do with food; recipe ideas, pictures of food, or entertainment or catering ideas. I also have a board titled “Kids”; this is where all my ideas go that have anything to do with kids (Games, décor, etc.)

Likes: is when you give attention to an idea by hitting the “Like” button.

                                                                           

So have I overwhelmed you yet? You could be asking yourself now, “Where do I go to start pinning”. Well that depends on your interest, everyone goes to “Explore” which gives you all kinds of ideas, however if you are like me and know what your interests are, then you might try exploring just in your field of interest; DIY and Crafts, Kids, Food, Decorating.

Like anything else, you won’t know the advantage of this site until you try it. Let me warn you, it can be addicting! Have fun learning new ideas, creating your own ideas to share, and exploring new possibilities. For example this weekend my girls and I are making our own powder laundry detergent (blog to follow). It lasts for seven months, saves money, and is great for the environment. I think that is a SCORE of a pin!!!

I would love to hear what you like about Pinterest. Share any ideas I might have missed. Share your favorite pins and please let me know if this was helpful.

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2 Responses to “What’s Piqued Your Pinterst?”

  1. Tracey Says:

    Yes, I try to check Pinterest every day, whether on my phone while waiting for the girls to get on the bus or spend a few minutes on the computer exploring. It is fantastic!!!!!

  2. Mary Says:

    Being pinterest challenged I needed this – thanks!!! :p


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