Come join me on Pinterest!
And if it's as new to you as it was to me a week ago, I have some tips:
- Stop! If you were about to say But Sian, I don't need another time waster - think again. This is such an easy, painless way of gathering together everything you've ever seen and wanted to try. It doesn't take up room on your computer and Pinterest adds the original source right in there for you. Simple.
- Ignore the waiting list and ask a member you know for an invite. (I have some - email me if you are interested). And don't take the "invitation" thing personally - it's not about being exclusive; it's about stopping the site from crashing. You do need Facebook or Twitter to join, but you can disconnect it from your account once you have signed up.
- Now, set up your profile page. To find your way around, remember to click on the "Pinterest" logo on the top left which takes you to your home. From there, click "everything" to see what has been added all over Pinterest.
- Before you do any pinning, have a really good browse. Get an idea for the kind of pinboards you can create, how you can make them look, what you would like to pull together.
Finally, want to see if anyone has pinned anything from your blog? Use this:
http://pinterest.com/source/fromhighinthesky.blogspot.com/ replacing my blog name with yours.
Try it - I think you'll love it. I have some invites ready if you need one. See you there?
With thanks to Jennifer who sent me an invite in the first place.