My non social media savvy friends have really stepped up the Pinterest questions, so to give a little bit of insight into the matter, here is the 441. (411 is slang for useful information)
What is Pinterest?
First off, it is pronounced "Pin - trest" like "trust" but with an "e". My friend Kelly C. corrected a bunch of ladies at a pre-wedding brunch for my best friend so a great deal of us now know.
Basically, remember when you would cut out pictures from a magazine and put them in an idea book? Same concept. The magazine is now the Internet and the scissors and glue stick are the "pin" and the book is a virtual "board".
What makes Pinterest unique?
In the old days, you just saw the magazines, but now you can see everyone else's idea books or "boards". The inspiration for the user is other people with similar interests as well as large companies.
Why should I be on Pinterest?
In High School and college I learned A LOT from my friends and other chicks. Hair styles, tricks to stopping a run in tights (clear nail polish), what new trend was right for me. Now all that girl talk is not as it once was. Welcome Pinterest. I can see what ladies in Minnesota and Maine are making in the crock pot AND I can see what former "The Hills" star Lauren Conrad is doing with her eye liner all in one place. GENIUS.
Who can join?
Everybody. It is mostly women, but men are welcome. Provide your email or even link to facebook and you are in.
What is a pin?
A pin is the action of book marking a item you find on pinterest and placing it on your "board".
What is a board?
A board is the online document that houses all your pins. You can create as many boards as you want. Home decor, cooking dinner, Halloween, baby shower etc. The board takes place of the book.
OK OK OK. Now for the fun stuff!
What do you find on Pinterest?
For this I have enlisted the help of my dance partner at work Kyle Unfug now Mrs. Anderson. Kyle is the Co-Host of Your Life A to Z. She is also an avid baker and LOVES Pinterest.
As any gracious partner would do, she supported my mission to bring Pinterest to the masses and here is her take.
The biggest thing with the baked goods, is that it is a similar concept to a cook book. The picture looks great, but will it actually turn out that way? Since the recipe came from another human being who is not necessarily a photoshop wizard or award winning chef, the guise is that the photo is realistic.
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Baked Good A. Egg Muffins
Pretty impressed with my girl's skill in the kitchen.
Baked Good B. Zucchini Chips
Now you might be wondering why there are only sliced veggies in this pic. Unfortunately for my dear friend, the warning of, "this tool to cut has some seriously sharp blades," was not made abundantly clear. You see, there is a safety edge on the creature that dices. When said safety is not in use, than the likelihood of a nice surprise slice is high. This was the last photo taken of the chip adventure. Moments later, her precious finger would be caught in the blade and... you can guess the rest.
Needless to say don't let Pinterest fool you into thinking it is always easy and safe.
I am more of a random find gal. If I am looking for idea or something for a new project I go on Pinterest. Follow me on Pinterest
Top 5 Pinterest finds in no particular order.
1. Chocolate Chip Storage 2. Makeup Organization 3. Random Tricks 4. AMAZING dress 5. Cowboy Cookies
Hope you learned a few things and are not afraid to go on the web and start "pinning". Try things out, see how it goes and find out what is out there. Let Pinterest spark your interest!
Work your magic!