I am a huge Pinterest fan & I've been using it for quite a while now (since early 2011?) Somewhere around there anyway - I managed to get hold of an invite around the same time that I started blogging. I didn't really 'get it' to start with, but now? Now I am hooked. When I got the email asking me to be a part of the UK campaign I was really excited - I think it'll be great to have the whole experience a little bit more tailored.
I always find it a bit hard to explain exactly what I use it for - does anyone else have this problem?! I guess the simplest way to put it is that I use it to collect ideas to refer back to and as a source of inspiration. I try to only pin stuff that I really love or that I think are really helpful. I also try to only ever pin images that link to original sources - sometimes this means hunting around a bit to find it, but I think its so important that the creator of an image is credited. My favourite board right now is my Photography Inspiration board - its a collection of images that I find really make me want to improve my photography and give me ideas for different things to try etc. Its also really helping me to refine my own style - identifying what I'm drawn to in other images is helping me to steer my own work in the right direction.
Something else I love about Pinterest is being able to follow other people who have similar interests/aesthetics to me - I know there are all these 'rules' about not flooding other peoples feeds, but personally I love it when someone I follow goes on a pinning spree!
As part of the campaign I also get to hand you over to three other bloggers! First up is Nina - she blogs here and pins over here. She's a wallpaper stylist and there are so many colour/pattern combinations to check out on her boards! Second up is Hayley who blogs here and pins here. She has some great looking baking recipes - I've currently got my eye on a couple of cookie dough recipes! Last (and by no means least) is Laura who blogs here and pins here - I'm a particular fan of her 'Inspired Living' board - so many ideas for houses I'll never be able to afford...
If you haven't signed up for Pinterest yet then you can do so here - and please leave me your links!!
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