I have joined ‘Pinterest’ this is a site where you can store photos that you see on the internet and ‘pin’ them to a virtual board. Many bloggers, especially craft bloggers are now using this application. I think it is a great idea and I wish I had joined it earlier.
If you are a member of Pinterest you can follow other members and look at their boards. If you see any interesting photos you just ‘repin’ them onto one of your boards so you have your own copy. If someone else sees your photo they can also ‘repin’ it and put it onto their boards. You can search using keywords for specific topics to look for ideas on other people’s boards.
I have set up some boards which show photos of my crafts from my blog and also boards with photos of crafts/ideas I have seen whilst browsing the internet. Once you become a member you need to save a link to your favourites list, then when you see a photo on the internet you click on that link and it automatically pins the photo to your board, really easy! Pinterest always log the page address where you found the photo and gives credit to it.
So many times in the past I have seen a great photo of something that at a later date I have wanted to blog about but couldn’t remember the name of the website I originally saw it on! Now with Pinterest I can immediately save the inspiring photo to my board and it logs the address so I can now give credit to the correct person!
Here are a couple of photos of some great craft projects that I have seen on other people's boards which I have now repinned to my boards:
The photo above is from the following website: http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/creative-reuse/10-ways-to-use-tin-cans-097173
The photo above is from the following website: http://www.strictly-homemade.blogspot.com/
Now when I am looking for ideas for projects, I go to Pinterest first to see what photos are out there! If you join or you are already a member you can visit my boards by clicking on the follow me pinterest link on the top of my blog page. I have tried my best to write this blog post as briefly informative as I can, obviously if you visit their website you can get much more detailed information. Here is the Pinterest link: http://www.pinterest.com/