Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pinterest Addiction

As many people found themselves in 2012, I became addicted to Pinterest!  If you have not checked it out, I suggest you see it for yourself and find out why everyone is talking about it.

I love it because it has improved on "bookmarking" as everyone has been doing for years on their computers.  The reason it is so much better is that you could have hundreds of links, all related to a common theme, and all on one "board."  A "board" is a page that you title with your topic or theme.  For example, I have a board titled "Must Knit," which has links to many patterns and yarns that I would love to work on.  The best part about the links on Pinterest is that they are pictures!  So, you don't have to remember that name of a website to look up that awesome scarf pattern you saw a picture of the other day.  All you have to do is look back at your board, find the picture, click on the link and there you have it, your right back on that page you were thinking of.

You can "follow" pinners that you don't know on Pinterest, but who you share a common interest with.  I now follow boards of people who find some very yummy recipes that I may not have found otherwise, and I follow my Facebook friends that I share common interests with, such as kids and crafting.

So, if you haven't seen Pinterest for yourself, look at it, request an invite, and look forward to getting rid of the tons of bookmarks that bog down your computer!