Lovely Greens on Pinterest
Just a quick note today and one that might give you something fun to do on a lazy Sunday if it’s cold and wet where you are. You might have noticed a fairly large red button along the side of my blog which leads you to a site called Pinterest. It could be that you’ve never heard of this site before or maybe you can’t figure out how it works but I can tell you that once you start you’ll find out just how useful it can be.
Pinterest is a fabulous online idea-tool that I’ve come to rely on for ideas on great recipes, gardening styles, ingenious crafts and time-saving tips. The idea of the site is that you can save pictures, either from online websites or even from your own computer, which can also have links to their original sources/websites. What you do with these ‘Pins’ is categorise them into galleries, called ‘Boards’, for both yourself and your followers to see. I have boards with titles such as Gardening, Clever DIY, Yummy Sweet, Healthy Living, Crafty and Beekeeping and Barnyard among others.
The additional tool which makes Pinterest so much easier to use is an add-on ‘Pin-it’ button which is installed into your browser window. This clever little button allows you to instantly pin an image (with the website linked to it) whenever you find a good blog post, article, recipe, tutorial or website that you want to bookmark and share. It’s so much better than keeping it as a conventional bookmark on your browser since you have a visual to go along with the link.
I do encourage you to have a look around the site and send me a link to your own boards if you decide to join. It’s fun to share ideas and by ‘Following’ each other you can see what your friends are pinning.