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Saturday, March 28, 2015


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What is Pinterest and Why Are So Many People Excited about it?

If you're already on Pinterest, pleas follow my boards and
I'll follow you as well! The link to my page and my boards is here.

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. It is loads of fun, but is also a way to get more exposure if you are a designer or have any other business. Since I have been on Pinterest the last 4 years, it has tripled the patterns I have sold on my blog. One of my boards is "Mary Jane Hall Designs", and you can pin as much as you want there. People who follow you, pin your pins to their board, then their friends pins their friend's pins. Get the idea? It just grows and grows, and people who you've never heard of are following you because of one of their friends. I now have over 5,200 people following me on Pintere st and I didn't do anything to make that happen except to start my boards and start pinning. You can pin any of your own pictures, recipes, etc but you mainly get your pins from people you follow. Or you can search for anything or any subject  just like you would on eBay or Amazon.

 I am obsessed with Pinterest. I love searching for recipes and crochet. But that's not all. I have 300 boards of just about everything I love or am interested in.
I tried for years to get my sister to sign up, but she kept saying "I don't have time for anything else like Facebook to take up my time". I assured her that Pinterest was nothing like Facebook, and you don't have to talk to anyone. It's just a place for you to save things (pictures, patterns, recipes) you find on the Internet you want to go back to. I used to save a link, recipe or photo to my documents on my PC, but that takes up space and memory, slowing down your computer. Pinterest is a fantastic idea! When people say they don't have time for Pinterest, I say "I don't have time NOT to use Pinterest!" What I mean by that is I have learned so much about things and the tips on cooking, cleaning, crafting, refashioning, crocheting, and numerous other things that have helped me tremendously in my life!
Learning the tips I have found there actually makes life easier and less stressful, not worse. Just an example is that I learned to cook bacon on a cookie sheet in the oven. I always hated to cook bacon before, because I had to stand there and turn it over several times, while it's popping grease all over me. But when you cook it in the oven, you can just leave it for 30 minutes, without having to attend to it. I cannot begin to tell you all the ways my life is better because of Pinterest! I finally got my sister to join and now she is obsessed with Pinterest also!

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, organize their favorite recipes, look for gardening ideas, sewing ideas, places they want to visit and you can even have secret boards that no one else will see. You may want to have a secret board of ideas you find for a surprise shower or birthday party.

Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

A great blog of Pinterest information!

Some Tips about Pinterest

Your Profile - You'll set up a very short profile on your Pinterest page to share a little about yourself.

Setting up your boards - Pinterest gives you ideas for categories but you can come up with your own, or get ideas from other people(categories, popular subjects, catchy titles, variety of subjects, descriptions)

Choosing Photos and Graphics Wisely - Photos that fit in the window, visually nice and colorful photos and graphics, put your own photo as the main pic on a board - Example - my crochet designs.

How to get people to follow you - Don't pin mostly your own stuff or people won't follow you. People like to follow people who have lots of followers, invite family and friends, invite FB friends, follow people who follow you, even if you don't follow them - pin their pins.

Pinterest Ediquitte  - Go to the original source -website or blog - to pin a recipe or pattern, be nice! comment when people send you a comment. You don't have to go to the original website anymore in order to pin. You just do it from pinterest. But usually if you want a recipe for something you've found on another person's board you will have to go to the link to get the recipe, but not always. 

Using Pinterest for Fun - You can look up anything imaginable on pinterest, and the best part about it is there are pictures, so you can actually see a dish (recipe). Some of my more fun things to look up are Fashion, Places I want to Visit, Encouraging Quotes, Health Tips, Exercise and Diet Tips, Gluten Free Foods, Shabby Chic, Color My World, Favorite TV Shows and Singers, Things That Make Me Happy, Yarn Bombing, Yarn Storage Ideas, Yarn I Love, Make - Up and Beauty Ideas, Anti- Aging, Refashioning Clothing, Recycling furniture and clothing, Crochet Books and SO much more! Can you tell yet that I love Pinterest?

Using Pinterest for your business
This blog/website shows you how to add the Pin In button to all of the pictures on your blog at once!


  1. THANKS!! I find Pinterest very confusing; I also tried to add the pin to my own blog, but was unable to do so.However, I'm NOT very "tech-savvy" and often turn to my son for help-LOL!