Do you know what it is?
How can I describe it to you?
Are you a visual person? Do you love flicking through stylish aspirational magazines? Do you cut out and keep scraps of paper in notebooks like I do?
Well you don’t have to any more. Pinterest is a brilliant way of creating virtual pin boards that you and you alone can create on whatever you love. For me, being a food blogger, I pin ALOT about food.
But, I am also a fanatical magazine flicker, so when I am at the hairdressers I head straight for Vogue to get my style and fashion fix.
Now, instead of buying magazines, I pin on Pinterest. It’s where all my wish lists come to life and make me feel like I am a super swanky magazine editor creating my very own personal mood/ideas boards.
You can find one of my favourite boards featuring all My Own Bakes HERE and follow me too if you like.
I was invited to the PIN IT FORWARD UK Pinterest launch in London recently. Pinterest is now hitting the UK and I imagine it will be huge. The party was brimming with uber stylish people, drinking cocktails and munching mini burgers. Their aim is to spread the Pinterest love amongst us Brits.
I am happy about this because my one gripe about Pinterest is just how American it feels in terms of language and imagery and heavy use of Oreos, marshamallow fluffy icings and peanut butter recipes, which I find Tumblr guilty of too.
So Pinterest UK will specifically focus on British stuff for us Brits to swoon over. This makes me a happy and a more prolific pinner than I already am.
What amazed me most about the founder’s stats (when he gave a speech at the party) was that Pinterest is massively dominated by women in the US of A. I wonder if that will be the case over here? I can’t see why myself as I find it a perfect medium for visual inspiration.
And whilst writing this post, I just discovered a photo of me (middle) and Hannah (Corner Cottage Bakery) on the Pinterest blog of the Pin It Forward party!
Obviously with a campaign titled PIN IT FORWARD , the idea is to pass the baton onto another blogger who will then pass it on to the next blogger and so on. Spreading the word, Pinterest fashion.
One word of warning. Once you start pinning, it is very hard to stop, believe me.
You can sign up and join in with Pinterest yourself by clicking HERE.
You can follow me on Pinterest by clicking HERE. I have created boards mainly about food, favourite restaurants, delis, cook books, my own dishes and some house envy inspiration.
Many thanks to the Pinterest team for allowing me to use the Pin It Forward image from their site.