So with all these diffferent online ways to occupy my endless (NOT) free time, I wasn't really interested in yet another new kid on the social media block, that is Pinterest......... and yet. I keep being pointed and drawn in it's direction and am trying to find out some more about it before I go ahead and join.
This virtual pinboard allows you add photos, recipes, knitting patterns etc to personal mood boards, you can have it seems a limitless number of boards. These can then be shared with other 'pinners' or across social networking sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, so that your friends and followers can see the things you love.
Someone planning their wedding, for example, might collect images for hairstyles, colours for their bridesmaid dresses or spot the perfect idea for favours. Crafters can create boards for different projects and because the pictures you pin link back to the source of the photo, you can easily re-find instructions for a pattern.
It seems simple enough, you create an account, then add a Board, follow the instructions to download the "Pin It" button on your browser's toolbar and getting 'pinning'. You can then invite friends to join.
However, I'm still undecided and would like to hear from others, what you think? Is this a useful way to bookmark things or just another way to waste time I should be using to do the ironing?
Lots of Love Arwedd xx