So … .Pinterest.
Most of you have heard of it.
Many of you have Pinterest boards.
Some of you are like me. You pin a lot of things and then don’t get around to actually trying them.
That is about to change.
For those of you who don’t “get” Pinterest, here’s info from the site:
Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
I think though that all the explanations in the world are not as helpful as actually getting on Pinterest and playing around with it. If you need an invite, shoot me a note via the form there on the right and I’ll send you one. You’re going to want it, because in May we are having a … .
My tech guy/husband/cabana boy came up with that badge. Isn’t it nifty?
On Tuesdays and Thursdays in may, a group of bloggers is going to post about different “pins” they have tried - with their results. The good, the bad, the ugly to weed out the great ideas on Pinterest from the not so great.
I already have on whole board with things I’ve tried that have worked and another whole board of things that haven’t, but I don’t think people really look at those. So we are going to pick some pins - everything from recipes, to crafts, to organizational ideas, to homeschooling tips (not me!) and let you know what wins and what fails.
Helping me get started are Katie from Confessions Of A Young Married Couple, Joyce from From This Side Of The Pond, Erin from Home With The Boys, Taylor from The Lumberjack’s Wife, Miriam from Sometimes I Veg , Missy Jill from What’s Going On Here ,Megan from Best of Fates, and Jenna from Newlyweds. In this group we have women who like to cook and those who don’t. Crafty women and … me. Some are single, some are married. Our kids range in age from 0-mid 20’s.
I think we should get a wide range of trials.
It’s not enough. I would like you to join us too. If you have a blog and would like to participate, check in here on Tuesdays and Thursdays in May to link up your posts reviewing Pinterest pins. If you DON’T have a blog but would still like to participate, send me an e-mail using the form on the right. I would like to put up reviews from non-bloggers on the weekends.
A couple of things to keep in mind:
1) Be honest, but not brutal. If something doesn’t work out the way you’d like, please say so but try not to outright insult the original poster.
2) Give credit to original poster. If you click on a pin, it should take you to where the picture originated. Please include the link to that in your review. That way it doesn’t look like you’re trying to take credit for someone else’s idea.
3) If you are reviewing a recipe, unless you’ve made more than a couple of changes, please don’t re-post it on your site. As someone who posts a lot of recipes In The Fridge myself, I know I get irked if another blogger re-posts it on their site because then I don’t the traffic for it. So go ahead and include pictures and ingredients, but send readers to the original creator’s site to get the actual recipe. On the other hand, if you make significant changes in ingredients or cooking technique, I think it’s fine to go ahead and post your new version. I’ve done that here before.
I think this should be fun and a great way to see how some of these things that look great on Pinterest actually turn out in real life.
I hope you’ll join us!