Have You Tried Pinterest?

Have you joined the PINTEREST craze yet? If not, and you like being sucked into looking at neat crafts, delicious recipes, quotes, photography ideas, organizational strategies, gift ideas, fashion, etc.  You get the idea.  You can truly sit on there for hours.  I have friends that refuse to even go to that website for that very reason!

I am pretty good about staying off of it during the day and go on as I am laying in bed from my Kindle app.  I usually fall asleep pretty quickly and so sleep wins out over pinning.

If you don’t know how to finagle your way around PINTEREST, you have to open an account.  You used to have to be “invited” by someone or “wait for an opening” but not sure if that is still the case.  I joined up pretty early, before it really got popular so I’m not sure how the site is working for new members right now.

Once you are a member, you can use the boards that PINTEREST made for you or create your own boards based on what you are interested in.  If you are interested in diamond rings (what girl isn’t) you can create your own “diamond ring” board.  If you are looking for new meals to make for supper, you can create a board for that.  Trust me, there is something for EVERYONE on PINTEREST.

I would love to have you follow my boards if I have something that your interested in.  I have recipes for breakfast, dinner and, of course, desserts! I have fashion, movie and book boards.  There are organizational and home type of boards, as well as faith and family boards.  I also have gotten a lot of great ideas for the storytime and after school programs that I run, so I have boards for both of those. There is a fitness/health board and even one titled, “Stinkin Cute” for those images that are just too cute not to share. I even have boards related to special holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter.

The link to follow me is, HERE.  You can follow all my boards or just the ones that interest you.

One board you might want to follow is STUFF I’VE TRIED FROM PINTEREST, here.  I find lots of great things and not so great things on PINTEREST.  Rather than reblog, take photos and tell you all about them on here, I would rather redirect you back to the original bloggers page.  They already did all the work and I want them to have the credit for it.  So, once I try something from Pinterest, I repin it and place it in my STUFF I’VE TRIED FROM PINTEREST board with comments on what I thought about it.  I’ve already added recipes and crafts to that board.  I see so many great things on PINTEREST, but never know how it is actually going to work out.  Once I try something, I pin the item into that board.  It will either get my “stamp of approval” or not. Sometimes, I like knowing if an actual person has really tried it or just posted this great idea.  I’m not crafty or extremely talented, so you can be assured that anything in this Pinterest board is easy enough for the average person to tackle.

There is so much good stuff out there on PINTEREST and it can be overwhelming.  If you are new to PINTEREST, I would definitely set a timer or put a limit on how long you are going to be on the site.  You can truly get sucked in for a hours.  Force yourself to set up specific boards so you are only pinning things you are truly interested in or might actually try to want to remember.  That way you aren’t getting too much all at once and it will keep your PINTEREST boards more organized.  You can always edit them later, but again, that takes time and if you do it right the first time, you won’t have to worry about it again.  By looking around at other people’s boards, you can get ideas for different categories of boards you may want to have in your profile.

Also, if you find something you want to save from any another website, you can add it to your PINTEREST board by either clicking the “pin” button on the webpage or saving the link (cutting and pasting) and adding it
to your PINTEREST board that way.  Often times I will see a recipe or craft I want to remember from another website and so it is nice that I can still save it that way.

If you are having trouble with PINTEREST, leave me a comment and I will try to help you out.  I have helped out a few of my friends when they were first getting used to the format and I would be glad to help you out as well.

Stay tuned to more STUFF I TRIED FROM PINTEREST…..

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