The wonderful world of Pinterest

Why I Love Pinterest

The rise and rise of Pinterest is well-publicised and phenomenal: between May and December last year the number of members rocketed to 13 million (source: this infographic comparing UK and US Pinterest users). I only joined a couple of months ago but it’s safe to say I’m addicted, having amassed 615 pins already!

At the risk of sounding a bit patronising, for those who might not be sure what I’m talking about, Pinterest is a virtual pinboard and social networking site which you can use to collate images on anything you like: fashion, DIYs, interior design, travel, food, etc.

Here are 3 things I love about Pinterest:

1/ It’s a fantastic source of inspiration

First and foremost, Pinterest inspires me on a daily basis. Every time I log on I end up repinning image after image, some of which are just pretty photos of pretty clothes or hair tutorials, others are great DIYs or interior design ideas. Whenever I’m in a rut I’ll revisit Pinterest and soon find my brain is ticking over again.

Pinterest - DIYs

2/ It’s a handy way to store images and ideas

Pinning images couldn’t be simpler and board organisation is easy-peasy. Simply name your board, give it a description (if you wish), and choose a category e.g. women’s apparel.

Using obvious descriptions for both boards and images helps others to find them and if similar items are grouped together it’s also easier for people to browse your boards to find other things that might interest them – or for you to find something you’ve pinned in the future.

Pinterest - my boards

3/ It’s a great way to discover new blogs

Every time a new pin is added to Pinterest (as opposed to being repinned) it’s source is also added, so if I see an image that I really like I can click on the link above it to be taken to the blog or site that it’s from. Great, right?

I’ve just started to pin images from my blog to Pinterest so time will tell if they start sending any traffic my way…

Pinterest - Mary Katrantzou AW12

Pinterest is invite-only so if you’d like an invitation just comment below or tweet me!

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  • Maria D.

    I’m obsessed with pinning! There is so much inspiration to be found, whether it’s food, nail polish designs or clothing. Plus there are a lot of cute kitten pictures, haha!

  • Jen

    OBSESSED isn’t the word! I love this site so so much :) Fantastic for inspiration!

    Jen x

  • Urban Butterfly

    I really need to get with the whole interest, but I shamely need to admit that I don’t really understand it! :(

  • phuong

    i would love to try it out too!

    Travel in Style

  • Sarah at Temporary:Secretary

    i requested an invite and got an email to say i could register for an account but i’m unable to sign up properly! :( I’ll have to try again because I’m itching to get on Pinterest and start pinning! xxx

  • Lisa Price

    Love this post on Pinterest! Now following you, of course. Great blog too. Xo.

  • michelle

    thanks for sharing

  • Rachel

    I adore Pinterest, best social media site ever!

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