Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Guest Posting and Pinterest

In case you missed my VERY exciting news: I was featured as a guest poster on Thrifty Decorating. Nikki is a Super Mom who homeschools her kids, does all kinds of awesome crafts and creative decorating around the house, AND finds time to blog about it! I was honored that she asked me to share with her readers. Below is a copy of my post. Please check out Thrifty Decorating; I promise you'll be inspired!
Do you ever see something online that you want to remember later? Nikki posts craft projects constantly that I want to copy! So I email myself links all the time. I actually had a whole folder in my email dedicated to links I had sent myself. It was out of hand!
Luck was on my side, however, when I was introduced to Pinterest.
Pinterest (a combination of the words Pin and Interest) is a website where you can create virtual pin boards for all the links you want to save for yourself. I have a board dedicated to crafts I want to try. I have another board for fashion that I love.
Here is a screen shot of my Pin Boards.

Once you sign up you’ll get a button on your browser to allow you to Pin items without going to the actual Pinterest website. You’ll also find that it is a social site. It connects you with some of your friends who are using Pinterest. You can “follow” people and see the things they pin as well.
I’d like to warn you of a couple surprises.
1.When you sign up it will ask you to grant access to your Facebook. I HATED this idea. I have eliminated virtually every item on Facebook that wants to access my information. I was so intrigued by this website, however, that I gave in. It is this step that connects you with your friends that are already Pinning. You can also go into your account and disable the access to Facebook after your account it created.
2.This website is still in beta mode; so you have to request an invite or receive an invite from a current user.

I’d be happy to send invites to anyone who is interested. Leave me a comment if you'd like an invite.


  1. I didn't even know it gave you a "pin" button with out going to the site...where is that button and what does it look like? See, you learn something new every day :) Thanks for all the tips!

  2. I'm not ignoring your request. Pinterest is updating their servers and I can't access it. As soon as I can get the info for you I will pass it on.

  3. OK, I'm going to bite the bullet, and take the leap. Can you send me an invite? Thanks for sharing this post with me.



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