In my travels I run across 2 groups of people: Pinterest addicts and people who don’t get how to use Pinterest and therefore don’t grasp it’s fabulousness. And trust me, it is fabulous.
For me, I use Pinterest daily in my work and in my daily life. When you log in, you initially see a feed that is customized to you based on what boards/”pinners” you follow as well as things Pinterest feels may interest you. Here’s a screenshot of my feed this morning:
my personal feed this morning
For my design business, Pinterest helps me keep track of things I wish to use in a presentation or purchase for a client. I have boards of products I love and use consistently, as well as photos of rooms that spark design ideas for me. My Pinterest boards for my design business are here. One of the things I love about Pinterest is that you can share a board with another person or a group. It allows you to work toward a common goal together and keep all the materials in one place.
This is a screen shot of my business Pinterest
In my day to day life, I pin workouts, recipes, motivational quotes, DIY ideas and of course design inspiration-that crossover was inevitable! You can see these boards as well if you’d like!
A screen shot of a small portion of my personal page
So my thought for today was to include some Pinterest instruction for you. Since it has already been done, I have chosen not to reinvent the wheel. I have found written instructions from RealSimple.com as well as a YouTube tutorial from An Exercise in Frugality. I recommend viewing the written instructions first, as it tells you how to set up your account and then follow it with the video.
Are you game? I know you will love Pinterest if you give it a try. And hey! I am here to help if you get stuck! I can’t wait to see what you pin!