A few nights ago I was talking with a friend about Pinterest, because I talk about Pinterest all the time. Anyway, she told me that she only used Pinterest for “repinning” other people’s “pins”. I think my reply was something like, “WHAT??!!!”
I use Pinterest as my own personal filing cabinet of all things interesting or intriguing that I find on the internet. It keeps my inspirations organized and tidy so when I’m ready to either write about something, share it on Facebook or start a new project all I have to do is go to my boards and pick it out. It is so, so easy to do so I will give you a short tutorial on how to use the “Pin It” button:
First of all, go to this link on Pinterest.
Depending on which web browser you use, some instructions will pop up on how to either add a “Pin It” button to your toolbar (Safari) or add a bookmarklet to your favorites (Internet Explorer). There may be instructions for other browsers but those are the two I use.
After you have your “Pin It” button or bookmarklet installed, go to a webpage that has a picture you would like to save to a pin board.
Click on your “Pin It” button (or “Pin It” under your Favorites bookmarks) and a window like this will pop up:
Basically, all the pinable pics on that webpage are displayed and all you have to do is choose which pic you want to “pin”. Then another popup box will appear:
This box should look familiar to you so just choose which board you want to pin to, give it a brief description and hit “Pin It”. That’s it!
So easy, but makes pinning waaaaay more fun and useful. Hope that all makes sense but if you still need help let me know!