I am a little late on the bandwagon for Pinterest, but I have to say I am slowly becoming addicted to this site! It’s really a unique concept, and I find when I am looking at humor boards it will turn any mood around!
Pinterest is basically a web site where you favorite, or pin, your favorite images and videos from things you find on the web. Each of these pins you place on themed boards and share with those that follow you.
It’s kind of like that big bulletin board you had in your room when you were in school. Well, I know I had one. Mine was covered with (hangs head in shame) New Kids on the Block, among other teen icons of the late 80s, early 90s.
As I said, I am new to Pinterest, but here’s a break down on how to use this neat site.
First off, Pinterest is by invitation only. You have to know someone that is a part of Pinterest to get an account. It’s kinda like the super cool club, you have to have an in .
Once you get an invite you set up your account!
You start with a few boards with default themes, but you can change that. Pinterest is completely customizable.
- You can click the add button at the top of Pinterest, and enter the URL you want to find the object at.
- You can download a bookmarklet that will add a “Pin It” icon on your bookmark bar.
Once you click Pin It, a screen will pop up. Just hover over the image and click “Pin It” and the pick the board you want to put it on.
I like to look at the humor boards. There is absolutely no way that you can be in a bad mood after a half hour looking at the humor boards.
If you like something someone else has pinned, you can like it, comment on it, or repin it. Repinning means putting it on one of your boards to share with your followers. When you log on, you will see a board that looks like this.
Well there’s your crash course in Pinterest! It’s a lot of fun, and trust me you can easily stop doing productive things in your life just to lose your self in the world that is pinning! So grab an invite and have fun!
Crunchy Frugalista is not responsible for lost relationships, friendships, or jobs that may result from a Pinterest addiction