|My personal Pinterest link http://pinterest.com/ashleykgifford/|
Friday, 20 April 2012
Har Harrrr! See what I did there?
So for those of you who don't know about Pinterest, it is basically an online pin board. You know the kind you had in school or in your kitchen currently? (I have one that has so many things on it, the pins can't hold all of the papers...Pinterest doesn't have this problem). Well Pinterest allows you to make pin boards or what I prefer to call 'mood boards' for just about anything and everything.
The way it works is you have to be invited...which I was about 8 months ago and only just accepted it. You then start browsing around. You can search for things you like. It can be anything from news, fashion, makeup, homeward, party ideas, hair ideas...you name it and there will probably be someone who has pinned about it. And if there isn't...well you go ahead and make your own board.
You can take images you already have...e.g. You like taking pictures of Pylons? Well...why not create a board of all the pictures you have ever taken?
You simply create the board, choose the category you think it would be under and just start adding images. Then eventually someone in the big wide world will search for pylons on Pinterest and 're-pin' your images to their board and then it just goes on and on and on. Like a domino effect.
I have recently become obsessed with this new network site. I have loads of board categories and daily I have people re-pinning the things I like and pin. I even upload my own images from my tutorials under hair and makeup and those get repined to other people's boards for their own inspiration.
I think it is a great way to get ideas, brainstorm, see different views on different things and get great tips great and small.
Here's what my page looks like:
This is a view from my own admin side. Those 6 different boxes are my pin boards I have created so far. Everything from food to fashion. I am sure there will be more that I will add as well.
Here is what one of my boards looks like when you click on it.
This is My Perfect Home board I created. In this board I have found inspiration in other people's boards and pins they have uploaded. They may have found these images online, in magazines and they may be images of their own house. You literally can pin images from anywhere (obviously be careful with copyright as these images belong to other people originally).
I am still quite new to this and have only been using it for just over a week, but you can already see I am quite addicted and can see these boards of inspiration growing and growing. I have loads more of images of my own to upload for people to pin for inspiration and I can't wait to start sharing more!
I definitely recommend you trying it out. But remember, you must be invited...which I am more than happy to do if you send me a personal message!
Happy Pinning and FOLLOW ME!!