Who else loves Pinterest! I do, i do! Pinterest is a relatively new website/tool that allows us visual rememberers to bookmark things we find on the internet based on their images. Bookmarks are great, but i can never find what i’m looking for and often use some random description that helps me not at all in my search. Then there’s the whole “woops, i lost all my bookmarks” issue that occasionally arises. Pinterest allows me to grab my favorite image from a website to help me save something for later. I use Pinterest as a bookmarking tool, as well as a sharing tool. Not exactly “social media” in the Facebook “show off your baby” sense, but social in that you can share a board with someone else to keep them in the loop of what you’re reading and discovering online, and you can follow folks and gain ‘followers’ who are interested in the same things you’re interested in.
Here are two of my favorite pins lately:
These pumpkin cinnamon rolls from Smitten Kitchen look delish! I’d love to bake them later, so i pinned her post to my “Food and Eating” board.
I just love Boer goats! We hope to raise goats for milk and meat one day soon, so i pinned this image that links to an article about raising meat goats to my “Goats and Livestock” board.
I have boards for sewing, knitting, inspiration, cooking, gardening and more. I can visually organize my bookmarks in a way that i’m more likely to remember and all of Pinterest is searchable, so my pin descriptions can also help me find the articles i’m looking for. I follow fellow Dabbler, Susy on Pinterest, as well as several other Pinners that post things ranging from home decor to sewing patterns. There is a wealth of info there to be had and shared and it’s growing all the time. The site has suffered a few hiccups resulting from a shoddy business plan (gee, i don’t know anything about that!) but i love it and so do tons of other (mostly female) people. My husband is on Pinterest, pinning things like fishing lure designs and construction plans. The more things you grab from the internet and add to Pinterest, the more that’s available to browse using their various search/wander functions.
Do you pin? I’d love it if you’d follow me and see what i’ve been pinning lately. You never know what you might find to inspire you next. Have you found a favorite recipe or a juicy piece of info from Pinterest recently?