Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Duh. Pinning.

Have you heard of Pinterest yet? I'm obsessed with it.

I don't know the best way to describe it. It's kinda like delicious and a google reader. And Amazon's universal wishlist. Kinda? It's great for inspiration boards, visual browsing and bookmarking.

Basically, you drag their "Pin it!" button to your bookmarks tool bar. Whenever you're on a web page and see something you like, you click the button and choose a "board" to add it to and done.

Here are some of my boards:

Can you tell I'm obsessed? Soon I'll have a board for everything. I've found it's exceptionally good for inspiration (great DIY ideas and decorating inspiration) but I also especially love it for recipes. I read several cooking blogs through a Google Reader and star recipes I want to try. Sometimes it's difficult to find those recipes again... I either have to page through tons of recipes or hit on the right keyword to search for it. But check this out - There they all are.
I'm looking for enchiladas? I find the picture and click on it and it takes me right to the recipe. Genius.

And the browsing possibilities are endless. You can search for any word and see what other people have pinned in various categories. My fav. people at Young House Love churn out great art ideas. Janell from church shares great outfits and recipes. Sometimes I just click "travel" and get lost in all the pretty pictures.

But be warned: It's addictive. My reader may run empty sometimes, but there's no bottom to the Pinterest Pool. Check it out, follow me, and leave your name so I can follow you back.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love Pintrest for its visual browsing. It has drastically reduced the number of links I email myself or bookmark in my browser, yet makes it so much easier to find what I was looking for in the first place. My favorite is to keep track of recipes I want to try; it's easier to remember what a dish looks like than what it's called.

    Thanks for the shout-out :)

    Though I wouldn't call my clothing board "great outfits" so much as a "remarked tendancy towards synched waists and dress in blue or gray." :)

    I also really enjoy being able to watch your boards for style and ideas. It amuses me just how we're each attracted to very different foods. It's great for getting new ideas!