As it is when you join any type of website, learning the ropes of Pinterest can seem a bit overwhelming for those new on the scene. However with just a few log-ins you will quickly discover that Pinterest is just as easy to use as a Twitter or a Facebook.
First, understanding Pinterest talk is a must if you are going to make it. Common terms you will need to know include:
- Pin- A pin is an image that is added to your Pinterest account. Your pins can include prices as well as captions if you choose.
- Repin- After an item has been pinned others can repin the item to other Pinterest users.
- Board- The home of your pins. Each subject has its own board.
Pinterest is available by invitation only, meaning you;ll need a referral from an active member. Once you obtain this invitation membership is free and an account can be created in minutes.
After you create your membership information you will have the chance to create your profile. Your profile is how other members will get to know you, and you are always free to include as little or as much information in this area. Most users upload photos, and you can to if you desire.
Next you will want to choose people to follow. You will want to follow friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances, but keep in mind that those you do not know may have something valuable to offer and are well worth following as well.
You can then begin creating boards. For each different interest that you pin you can create a bookmark and label for it. For example, a sofa cover could be pinned under Home Remodeling while a blouse that you love pinned under Clothing. Having these boards spate allows you to easily get to what you want and need quickly.
In the top corner of the website you will notice a search bar. This feature is one that should be utilized very much, as with it you can find most anything that you are looking for. If you are searching for candles, type it in and presto! Your selections will be available in an instant. Looking for Christmas recipes? Type it on in and see what you will find.
There;s so much More
Pinterest doesn’t stop here, and as you become more acquainted with the site you will learn more about working together to allow others to contribute to your board, as well as your contributions to others. Videos can be added, such as a How-to video from YouTube. Pinterest really does let you do everything!
Pinteret is becoming such a popular site because it is so much fun. Rather than create a list of the things you love, want or need, you can set pictures on Pinterest and get a deeper connection for that item, one far greater than words could provide.
Pinterest does take a bit of time to get used to, but when it does beware! It is a site that is also very addictive and can leave you wanting more and more and more and more!