Sunday, January 29, 2012

Do you Pin?

Do you Pinterest?

If not, you are in an ever-growing small minority.  I would have to say, Pinterest is the best thing since sliced bread.  Ok, maybe not, but it comes close.  What is Pinterest, you ask?  Besides being the bombdiggity...

Take a look at your "favorites" folder.  Is it jam packed with places you want to go back to or remember for later?  That's what mine looked like.  So many places bookmarked that I couldn't find what I was looking for and would spend most of my time going through my bookmarked places over and over just to find that web site's url.   With Pinterest, you can "pin" that site and go back to it through boards you create.  No more clogging up your computer.  They're stored on Pinterest so if you suddenly lose your computer (say it dies, ugh!), no problem.  Just go to Pinterest and there they are.  Sorry, Pinterest can't fix your computer.  

Pinterest connects you to other people interested in the same things.  You can follow those people.  Or, if you are only interested in one or two...or more.. of their boards, you can just follow a specific board. 


If you blog, it is a great tool for growing your blog.  Pinterest allows you to "pin" some of your own posts, as long as it doesn't become a self-promotion of you exclusively.   One example, is the Pecan Pie Cake I made Thanksgiving.  (it was awesome, by the way!)   I pinned it, and have received over 5,000 visits to my blog from that pin alone!  Twitter and facebook put together never did that! Pinterest says It's fine to pin something you're proud of, but you should be pinning more of other's than yourself.   That's just good manners too, right?


You will need an invitation to join Pinterest.  I'm not sure why because everybody is accepted.  You can go yourself and request an invitation, or if you like, I can send you one.  When I joined, it took less than an hour to hear from them, but that was over a year ago.  It may take a day, now but I don't know.


Oh!  You can follow me on Pinterest too!  Just click the Pinterest button in the right-hand margin up top...and say "hi"!   Like I said...I just love Pinterest.  You can get lost in there, but it's a happy place!

19 comments:

  1. I joined a few weeks ago and just love Pinterest! It's the fatest growing social network out there and probably will be #3 very soon. Happy pinning!

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    1. Lisa. I totally agree. It's a better (to me) social network than the two current heavy-hitters! :-)

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  2. i know - isn't pinning the best? it has helped me clear out loads of saved magazines - all my inspiration & ideas & loves in one spot! welcome to the pinteest family! http://pinterest.com/northernc/

    www.northerncottage.net

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  3. I do love Pinterest!! It helped me make about half of my Christmas gifts this past year and I've found so many great new recipes. So, so fun!

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  4. Pinterest is a great place for craft inspiration and I have found some fabulous recipes as well.

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  5. Hi,

    I love Pinterest - I use it everyday, I might not actually go to the site but I pin daily to one of my many boards. If Pinterest goes away I will be lost in the sauce. Every idea - inspiration and neat thing I have found is pinned there.

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    1. Chrissy I just knew you would be on Pinterest! LOL I need to go check if I'm following you. I can't remember! LOL I so know what you mean about getting lost on Pinterest. I seem to chase all kinds of rabbit trails. So many wonderful ideas out there.

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  6. Hey Ms. Jeanette,
    Just thought I'd stop by and say hello...I've been thinking about you lately. Just wanted you to know I still have the pretty little stuffed heart and sweet pink velvet bookmark you sent me. Hope you are doing well. Oh and by the way...love, love, love Pinterest.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    Ana

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    1. Oh Ana! You are so sweet! Wanna hear something funny...you've been on my mind too! I was just looking at the sweet birthday card you sent me (in 2010). I thought that was so precious. You are so special!!!!

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  7. Hi Jeanette, I'm Jeanette too. I came over from another blog where you were featured,because I saw you had the same name. I do use my second name as well which is ann,when I blog though.

    I like the idea of Pinterest,I am always going to go and look but haven't got round to it yet.
    x jeanetteann

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  8. I love Pinterest, Jeanette! (I spend waaayyyy too much time on the computer!) Your beautiful gift is part of my post for tomorrow. A proper thank you note is on its way. I love it!
    You're so generous, my friend. Hope we can meet in person in 2012.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  9. I just followed you on the new Linky...Please follow back so we can stay connected. Thanks, Lori

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    1. Hey Lori! I'm following you now. Thanks for the follow!

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  10. Hey Ladybug-- I wanted to let you know I just signed up to follow you (on the new follow tool) and would really appreciate it if you would come over and follow my new LINKY FOLLOWER tool.

    Thanks.

    XO XO,
    Cheri (from Its So Very Cheri)

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    1. Cheri - hey friend! I'm trying to follow you, but I keep getting sent to a "dead" page. I'll keep trying, but could you send me a link? This is weird.... Thanks!

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  11. Hi Jeanette haven't been by in awhile...I have been thinking about doing pinterest...still a little confusing to me...gotta work on it! Hope all is well...blog is looking great!!
    Cara

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    1. I'm so glad you came back for a visit Cara! Always love seeing your sweet comments! My suggestion about Pinterest...just jump in! Install their "Pin It" in your tool bar and when you're on a site that has something you want to go back to, click on that "Pin It" and put it in a folder you named (if you haven't already) Look for sweetjeanette and follow me, I've gone crazy pinning! LOL

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  12. Oh my goodness you have been pinning for a year! It always takes me so long to catch on. Now i need to go check out that cake you made and pin it...because I missed that yummyness!

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  13. I found your blog through Pinterest and plan on makin those strawberry cookies for my daugther's 1st birthday party.

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