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Pinterest: Are you pinning yet?


It's a huge electronic bulletin board!


I have just discovered "Pinterest" and I have become totally captivated by it.  It is not the sort of thing that I usually take an interest in, but I have to admit, this is really fun.

I have known about Pinterest for about a month.  I took a quick look at it and decided it wasn't something that I wanted to do.  Last night a friend encouraged me to give it another go, and after about 30 minutes, I became an addict.

Let me see if I can explain how it works.....
--Do you ever look at bulletin boards that are in public places, like your teacher's lounge, the library, or your church?  Then you are going to love Pinterest!
--Do you use a lot of sticky notes for various bits of information?  Then you are going to love Pinterest!
--Has your internet bookmark list become too long to manage?  The you are going to love Pinterest!

In a very short period to time, here is what you can do on Pinterest and what Pinterest can do for you:

  • Set up as many boards as you want.  
  • Organize your boards with a particular theme, such as "Blogs I Love to Visit" or "My Daily News Sources" or "Decorating Ideas for my House" or "Recipes".  Are you getting the idea?
  • Install the "Pin it" button on your toolbar.  (It is super easy to do!) Whenever you are visiting a site that you like and want to remember for later, just click "pin it" and you can save the site to any board you like.
  • Your boards are public and other people can see them.  If someone sees something on your board they like, they can re-pin it to one of their own boards.
  • This is a great tool if you are trying to spread the word about something.  For example:  You might place a link to your blog or web site on one of your boards.  If someone else re-pins it to their board, your message has now spread to all who follow the other person.
  • You can search other boards for areas of interest to you.  For example, I might search for "biology teachers".  I can then follow these people I have found, or look at their boards to see what neat stuff they have pinned there.

I encourage you to give Pinterest a try.  Once you are a member (or if you are already a member) how about joining the Pinterest Linky Party?  Michelle of "Michelle's Math in the Middle" is hosting a linky party.  Join the party and follow all the others who are in the party.  Let's see how many followers we can get to our boards!

2 comments:

Tara said...

Another crazy addiction on top of my blogging!!! It's nuts, but love it:))

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Michelle Lundy said...

Thank you so much for linking up with my party, Amy! You rock!

~Michelle