When Danny mentioned that I might like to sign up for Pinterest, I wasn’t very keen.
“Well what is it exactly?”
“People pin images on boards.” He didn’t blink, just tilted his head to one side and added, “It’s very popular with, well, women.”
I’ve never been a scrapbook fan. Images on boards? Why on earth would I want to do that?
I ignored his suggestion.
Then I heard that Pinterest is the fastest growing media site of all time. So I went and had a very brief peek. Even though I’m a visual type of person, I couldn’t really see the point of it. But I joined up and started making my boards.
Some people don’t want their photographs pinned on Pinterest. I don’t mind at all if an image can bring more readers to my articles and recipes. Of course I want to attract new readers. Wouldn’t you?
If you have a blog or website you can discover how many images have been pinned from your website by using this link. Just supplement your website instead of “yourwebsitenamehere”
Apparently, an unspoken protocol is to use just 25% of your own images. That’s when I started to have fun.
As I examined other people’s boards for images to repin I discovered new recipes, drinks – mint julep anyone? Tips and tricks, garden inspiration, books I’d like to read and so much more. I can now boil an egg without that horrid grey line around the yellow yolk. One day I might be lucky and find a source for that elusive ginger beer plant (without yeast) that I’ve spent sleepless nights searching for in the search engines.
Pinterest is about pinning beautiful images on boards but it is also wonderful resource for discovering fresh ideas and new paths to explore.
And there are men on Pinterest too.
“Danny. Have you ever considered joining Pinterest? I’ve just discovered that computer cables can be stored inside old loo rolls.”
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