get pinned

I started a Pinterest account a few months ago, but didn’t really know what to do with it. It sat lonely for a little while, but I decided to give it another shot a few days ago and now I’m officially hooked.

What is Pinterest?

“Pinterest is a social catalog service. Think of it as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can post collections of things you love, and ‘follow’ collections created by people with great taste.” (via Pinterest about page)

Basically, when you’re on a website or a blog and you find an item or an image that you’re in love with, you can “pin it” and add it to a virtual pinboard of your choice. Several boards are already created for you when you create an account, but you can delete or revise them, or add more of your own. You can also follow other users’ pins (I love Kelly’s and Joy’s in particular) and re-pin their finds to your own boards.

a sampling of some of my recent pins

I love that I’m being introduced to items and images that I would not otherwise find in my daily perusing of my favorite blogs and websites. It’s a great way to get inspired and discover new products, artists, styles, etc. at a glance.

Want to follow my pins? You can find me here. If you’d like to start your own Pinterest account and need an invitation, comment below and I’ll invite the first 10 commenters (who comment using valid email addresses — no need to post your email address publicly in your comment). You can also request an invitation directly from Pinterest.

Happy pinning!

comments

  1. I’d love one too — this would have been fabulous for wedding planning but I’m sure I can find some uses for it now!

  2. Ooh, I would love an invite. I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers I like have them. It sounds a bit like Tumblr, but with more usability and tagging-ability. :) I like it!

  3. I’d like an invite please! What a great idea. Much better than using the “star” in Google Reader!

  4. I would LOVE this. Sometimes I get frustrated when I find something I like in a blog I’m not subscribed to, so I can’t file it in my Reader. This would be perfect!

  5. All 10 invites have been sent! Anyone who commented above, please let me know if you did NOT receive the invite. Anyone else who comments — I’m sorry that I’m out of invites (each user is only allowed 10), but you shouldn’t have a problem getting one if you request it directly from Pinterest. That’s how I joined in the first place :) Happy pinning!

  6. I’ve never heard of this – it is brilliant! I’d love an invite. Actually, this could really help my in my job as well…sometimes it is hard to keep track of things I find that I love!

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