Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Obsessed with Pinterest

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It took me a little while to really understand the point of Pinterest, but now that I finally get it I am obsessed! I think initially I saw it as just another tumblr or weheartit - a place for endless streams of pretty pictures, which I do rather enjoy, but I didn't really need another one. Where the crucial difference comes though is Pinterest is about categorising your pretty pictures - and as someone who really quite likes organising things this is what appeals to me!

I have a board for my style inspiration, of course, a board full of healthy eating inspiration and another filled with baby animals which never fails to cheer me up! My now rather neglected tumblr was more of a stream of consciousness, but with pinterest I really can see myself referring back to my 'pinboards' for inspiration again and again.

I signed up via requesting to join the pinterest waiting list, which took about a week before I was at the top of the queue and allowed to set up an account. This annoyed me slightly, as I dislike the whole 'invite only' exclusivity that things like lookbook and other websites sometimes have - but a week isn't too bad a waiting time I suppose. Now I'm a member I have some invites which I think I can send out which may let you skip the waiting list (I'm not sure), so if you would like to sign up let me know and I can email you a link.

If you are on pinterest and I'm not following you yet let me know as I'm always looking for more people to follow!

25 comments:

ellio100 said...

It's great isn't it? The categories are a really smart idea and the thumbnails make it really easy to gather an overview. I'm still slowly collecting people to follow, so I'm going to keep an eye in the comments here!

Tamsin said...

I really need to get into this! I have my account, I just haven't had much time to play with it yet.

rose petals said...

I love pintrest. I've only been there a handful of times so far but its great for inspiration :) x

JB said...

I recently joined pinterest as well! I love it. I love looking at and pinning so many inspiring images. I've only been using it for less than a week but am quickly getting some beautiful images on there. I'll check yours out!xx

Helen said...

I'm obsessed with pinterest too! When I signed up it only took a few hours to receive an invite so maybe there are busy times and not so busy times.

Gabriela said...

I know exactly what you mean! I'm obsessed with pinterest too!
You can check my boards at http://pinterest.com/gabrielapm/

Happy pin!
:)

Louder than Silence said...

I think I might have to join now Harriet - could get obsessed though! Sally x

Sherin said...

I still need to get into Pinterest. I think I made an account, but it seems like a great programme.

SabinePsynopsis said...

I never heard of Pinterst; it's amazing that these days there are so many free picture databanks... I always feel my head is already swamped with pictures. xo

Chuck said...

I don't go on pinterest regularly but when I do I find myself sucked in for hours. I think you either choose pinterest or tumblr - not both. Are you enjoying it so far? x

E is for Eleanor said...

I would love an invite, if you have a spare one? Been meaning to join for ages! x

─░pek said...

Dear me, excellent!!! I love tumblr, it's great for random blogging, art exploring, and pretty pictures like you said, but categorizing is absolutely what I need nowadays. I will definately use this, thanks for the heads up Harriet.

Susie said...

I love Pinterest, although I have only used it a couple of times so far. I wish I had known you needed an invite--I would have totally sent one your way. Agree that the whole "waiting for an invite" thing is pretty annoying!

Winnie said...

Oh lots of people are signed up to this. I guess I would use it the same way as Tumblr but a little more categorised...Oh I said I wouldn't do any more social media...but watch this space!

Elle Enchanted said...

I haven't used my Pinterest much but it's a great site. And I don't think they're always going to be invite only- it's because it's still in beta. In a few months it should be opened to everyone! When I signed up my wait time was about a week too!

Lil said...

I looove Pinterest. I only just joined up and I'm having a little trouble getting my head round everything, but there's just so many pretty pictures! xx

Raji said...

I love pinterest, I think it's becoming a bit of an addiction now!

Bar 7 Ranch said...

I would LOVE an invite if you still have one. I have only recently heard about it and am on the waiting list. It sounds like so much FUN!! THANKS!!

Krissy (Shimmer Like Gold) said...

I just started using Pinterest a little over a month ago. I had it for awhile, but just never used it. Like you, I just thought it was another "tumblr or weheartit" both of which I already have and use. Like I needed ANOTHER thing to get sucked into and eat up my precious time. :P But I'm so glad I went over to Pinterest. I'm still using Tumblr, but I think I will probably start moving away from it. I much prefer the organization into mood boards that Pinterest has. It's way too easy to lose things on Tumblr.

DailyGlamour said...

love it !
Xx

http://thecityofclothes.blogspot.com/

laheart said...

Hi I was wondering if you have any additional invites for Pinterest? If so, my email is laheart@gmail.com. I would greatly appreciate it!!!

Thanks

Chris said...

I'd love an invite if possible. bergeroc@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd love an invite! I keep getting neglected by the wait list gods. :(

Acss@mac.com

Daisy said...

Thanks for this post! I've been looking at Pinterest all evening and already have a load of stuff I want to add that will save my computers memory!

If you have a spare invite that would be fab - daisyshepherdson@me.com otherwise I'll wait the week but hopefully it'll be sooner. I'm raring to go! x

Anonymous said...

Dear Harriet,

I would love an invite, I've been waiting for so long :(
My email address is owisniewska@gmail.com.

Thanks a million!
Alex