Remember last week, when I talked to you about the giveaway we’re having at ABK to celebrate our 5 year blogiversary?? You don’t remember?? Here’s the post. Take a look.
Ok, so the deal is, you have to have a Pinterest account to enter the giveaway, which you won’t want to miss. One word.
The giveaway starts Tuesday. As in September 3, 2013.
If you aren’t yet acquainted with Pinterest, I’ve asked my daughter Corrine, who is a professional Pinner 🙂 to give you step by step instructions! She has her own blog Mint Arrow, where she posts awesome deals on quality products every day. Check out Mint Arrow here.
No recipe today. Just a Pinterest tutorial.
Hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
See you Tuesday,
three years ago when i was planning my wedding, i found myself running into the most annoying problem over and over.every time i found a beautiful picture of a floral arrangement, a cake topper, or a bridesmaid dress online, i would right click the image, save it to my desktop, and then move it into a wedding folder. well that’s great except a) it was taking up a lot of needed space on my hard drive and b) the bigger problem: when i wanted to go back and look at the whole entire blog post, i had absolutely no clue where it originated.
pinterest opened up a whole new world for me. not only could i instantaneously go right back to the original source of any blog photo, i could organize all sorts of information into virtual pin boards. it was literally like being able to rip out a page in a bridal magazine and pin it up on a wall. except it was like i could search thousands of bridal magazines at once! i was hooked. three years later, i have over 6.6k pinsand i actually get paid to manage the pinterest accounts for two well-known companies.
today i am going to show you how to get started with a pinterest account, and then i’m going to share some of my tips and secrets to making your pinterest experience as productive, enjoyable and amazing as possible!
first of all, pinterest allows you to sign up with an email address or a facebook account. don’t worry – we can be sure that the things you pin don’t show up in your facebook friends’ news feeds!
if you have a facebook account, sign up through that so you can automatically find all of your facebook friends’ pinterest accounts. you can choose to automatically follow all of them, or manually chose those whom you’d like to follow. i highly recommend manually choosing, and here’s why: you probably have facebook friends from all walks of life, but that doesn’t mean you have lots in common with all your facebook friends!
i manually chose friends whose tastes i like or admire, people who i felt like cooked well, had good style, cute homes, and overall similar likes to mine.
when pinterest asks you this question below, say yes! the more you can do to cater your pinterest experience to your likes, the better.
once you are following a few friends or, if you set up your account with email, once you’ve picked a few suggested boards to follow (they will prompt you through this), you can start re-pinning things!
every time you log into pinterest, you will see new images your friends have been pinning. if you see a pin you like, you can hover over that photo and click the “pin it” button so you can go back to that pin anytime.
for many people, this next tip is where many people miss the best part of pinterest! if you’re reading one of your favorite blogs (like a bountiful kitchen!) or you see an online article you find interesting, instead of thinking, “oh i better print this recipe right away” or, “i hope i remember where i saw that,” you can just pin it! it’s literally as if you ripped out a page in a magazine and push-pinned it to a cork board in your kitchen. except you’ll never lose it.
the pin it button can easily be added to your internet browser if you just click on the plus sign in the right hand corner on pinterest. this will come up:
you can click on the “bookmarklet” link to add the “pin it” button to your bookmarks! then you can click that anytime you’re on a blog or webpage where you want to pin something.
those are just some of the beginning basic steps to get you started. if you need more help, you can check out pinterest’s help center where they have even more thorough tutorials about the basics of pinterest.
now here are some of my favorite tips that will make your pinterest experience more enjoyable:
how to be sure you don’t blow up your friends’ facebook feeds with your pins:
go to the right hand side of pinterest, click on your name and select “settings.”