Pin It Forward UK
I’ve been happily pinning away for a few years now and have found it so useful and such a source of inspiration. So when the Pinterest team asked if I’d like to contribute a post as part of the UK launch, Pin It Forward UK, I was very excited. For the month of May 300 UK bloggers will be sharing what Pinterest means to them and some of their favourite boards…
I’ve heard Pinterest often described as a ‘virtual noticeboard’ and while this is true it doesn’t really do it justice. I see it more as a giant (free) online magazine where I can search for almost anything by what type of mood I’m in; recipe ideas, decorating tips, photography, children’s crafts - all fronted with beautiful images and links to the source. For someone who used to tear pages and pages out of magazines for ‘when I needed inspiring’ it’s been a blessing. I’ve also discovered some of my favourite blogs browsing Pinterest.
Once you have an account you can create ‘boards’ based on your interests. From there you can pin images you come across on Pinterest (a repin) or that you find elsewhere online. You can follow your friends or other pinners you come across that have the same interests as you – I like to follow some of my favourite magazines too.
Here are some of my boards:
You can spend a lot of time browsing Pinterest (A LOT) by using the categories or typing in what you are looking for. For example I recently decided to have a go at some homemade ice cream. I simply typed that into the search bar and was instantly inspired by pages of mouthwateringly beautiful recipes!
My favourite board has to be my Woolly Inspiration board where I pin everything (wool related) that I find inspiring. This may be crochet, knit or even pom poms. Sometimes I will just pin an image because I am drawn to certain colours and would like to remember them for future projects. I used to pin these mainly from my laptop but I’ve since downloaded the free app for my Ipad which makes browsing so much easier for me.
If you’ve not signed up already and would like to try registration is very simple you can join here.
If you are already on Pinterest you can find my boards here and, if you'd like, please feel free to share your username/links or your favourite pinners in the comments so I can see what inspires you too :)
If you are on Twitter you can also catch up on the previous Pin It Forward posts using the hashtag #pinitforwarduk
Bye for now. Em xx