It looks like I’m up really late at night, again, and have crazy tired typing fingers, doesn’t it? What in the world is a pinterest? — lol — I had to add it to my computer’s dictionary because I take it way to personally when it pops those red squiggly lines that say you’ve misspelled something, when you actually haven’t. So, what is a pinterest? It’s a brand new way for you to file and keep track of your favorite things around the web. You “pin” things you see online into categories that you create, but you do it with a picture. It’s so brilliant!
If you visit Pinterest, you’ll be asked to type in your email, so you can receive an invitation. Once you do, click the link in the email to set up your profile and start pinning your favorite things around the web. I literally have thousands and thousands of bookmarks in my browser, divided into categories and subcategories and yet, there are still so many, it is difficult to find them again, later. With Pinterest, you design your own categories to file things in and when you click “Pin It”, Pinterest takes an image (that you select) from the page, lets you add some descriptive text and then files it in the category you select. It is so much easier to scan a category for a picture of what you’re looking for than to skim through a list of text.
The other neat thing about Pinterest is that you can follow other people who pin things in the categories you like and other people will follow you, too. Then if they add a cool pin, you’ll see it next time you log in, and can check it out or repin it in your own files. You get to see so much more cool stuff, that you might otherwise have missed.
My friend, Lolo, from Crazy About my Baybah, has started hosting a Tuesday meme with her friend, Tara. They link up their favorite pins from the week and share them in a Pinterest Linky. I decided to link up with them this week, to introduce you to Pinterest and to show you some of my coolest pins. Actually, they’re all cool, but I have to pick favorites, soooo…..close my eyes and point at the screen and ….okay, I peeked, but this one had to go on the list.
Okay, just one more.
See? You NEED Pinterest! –lol– It will rock your bookmarking world! P.S. Here’s the link to ALL MY PINS. And if you need an invitation to join the phenomenon that is Pinterest, leave a comment below and I’ll send you an email invitation. Happy pinning!