In a previous post I mentioned that I use Pinterest to keep track of recipes I want to try. Some of you may have been wondering what I was talking about. I thought I would share with you what, in my opinion, is one of the best sites to hit the internet!!
First this post should come with a warning:
Beware!! Pinterest, while a useful tool has been known to take 5 minutes of your time and turn it into 30 minutes without you knowing. Proceed with caution! I will not be held responsible if all of the extra minutes of your day are
In all seriousness, like anything else on the internet, Pinterest does have the potential to be come a procrastination tool. I though have found its benefits towards making me more organized do outweigh this potential for me... If you do join I would encourage you to set limits for yourself if wasting time on the internet is an issue for you.
So with all that out of the way just what is Pinterest?
Just think of it as a virtual bulletin board. As you find useful tips, ideas, beautiful pictures, wish list items, books to read (the list is endless) on the internet you can "rip them out" and "pin them up" on your bulletin board.
You can have several boards... here is a snap shot of some of mine:
This makes it easy to keep track of the ideas you find in a logical way. It is essentially creating a visual bookmark as clicking on the picture takes you back to the website it came from. I like it more than using bookmarks as I am a visual person. I would bookmark things and then never go back to them or remember what the bookmark was for.
You can follow other users boards. The application can search your mail, facebook and twitter contacts to see who is already on Pinterest making it simple to find boards to follow. You can repin someone else's pin. There is even an application for iTouch, iPhone and iPad. I am loving Pinterest... when I need an activity for the kids or a new meal idea I can quickly go and find something that I have pinned. So what are you waiting for?? Go join and have fun pinning!!