For the love of Pinterest

Pin It Forward UK 2013I love pinterest! Yep, I’m not afraid to say it. Twitter is fine, I don’t mind a bit of Facebook but Pinterest, you’re the one for me.

I’m taking part in the #PinItForwardUK campaign to try and spread the word about my latest obsession. Pinterest is essentially a set of electronic pinboards for you to store links to anything that interests you and then be able to see them all as images. Sounds simple enough, hey? Well yes, but the real key to it’s brilliance is the social aspect that lets you follow other people’s boards and see what they’re pining giving you a constantly updated stream of images you might like. You really can lose hours just flicking through all sorts of things, finding new recipes or an interesting craft project for the kids then moving on to a funny quote or a picture of someone’s funny looking cat.

Pinterest is hugely versatile, it really does have something for everyone.

You can use it for blogging – I have a board just for my blog posts (imaginatively called Yellow Days) so it’s easy for me and other people to find and share links to them.

You can use it for collecting and sharing information – I have a collaborative board for parent bloggers to collect links to posts covering parenting advice like potty training tips or dealing with tantrums. Do ask for an invite if you’d like to be part of it.

You can use it just for fun – On a more frivolous note, you can collect things you think are funny or cute, just for the hell of it. I have a board entitled ‘Potential Husband Substitutes’ packed full of the men on my shortlist to replace Hubs should he meet an untimely demise.

Do you like food? fashion? travel? pictures of kittens? Whatever floats your boat, Pinterest will have something for you I promise. Why not head over here and have a try for yourself.

I’m far from the only fan of Pinterest. It’s really taking the parent blogging world by storm. Both Maggy from Red Ted Art and Vicky from Cupcake Mum will be writing about why they love Pinterest tomorrow so do go and check out their thoughts too.

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  1. says

    Thanks for participating in the Pin It Forward campaign, Cat! I’m glad Pinterest has helped you find inspiration for your blog posts, ideas for parent bloggers and even potential hubby subs- this made my smile! I love your pin about teaching kids to share with The Sharing Ball, great for parents! Lauren, Community Coordinator.

  2. says

    Pinterest really is brilliant. Even if you ignore the social aspect or finding great products it’s still a great space to put the various items you find on the net. It’s like bookmarks on steroids.


  1. […] Pinterest is a great way to bookmark websites, pictures, and ideas that you love, and keep them all in the same place by “pinning” them onto personal boards.   My boards are on lots of different subjects, not just on cooking (although I always find inspirational ideas here), and not just on art and  photography (but there’s always someone’s work I love, and can aspire to own one day), and not just on ideas to keep Small People busy either (but trust me, there are a million and one ideas here to keep them occupied)…    Plus if you don’t like the thought of the world and his wife viewing your stuff, there are now secret boards too where you can pin future confidential party ideas for example, or just the things you’re not sure you want anyone else knowing about, like this blogger’s Potential Husband Substitute board…  […]

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