16 November 2013

Taking on Pinterest.

So, I've got a bit of a new addiction. I knew what would happen, so warily avoided the twinkling lure of Pinterest with it's shiny collections of beautiful images and plethora of blog reading behind it. I didn't care about hanging out with the cool kids, preferring to stick kitchen chopping boards.


Pinterest's profile on Pinterest
This was until Rebecca directly uttered the carefully planned and treacherous words "Oh, are you on Pinterest? I've got a Coffee in London board I thought you'd love." You sneaky, sneaky girl. 
 
It's actually brilliant. As I knew it would be.


For planning a new trip, for extending your cooking repertoire, for rainy day lists, for gathering the beautiful photos that you want to learn from and for a way to spend those 20 minute sessions at work when you're waiting for those important documents to be sent through.

So come, come on over to the dark side, it's pretty over here in Pinterest land.

Have you been hit by the Pinterest bug? Do your pins ever make it to life? 



21 comments :

  1. Okay, I have not joined Pinterest yet and I'm kinda scared I will get addicted. I think I need to jump on the bandwagon

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    1. You will become a tiny bit addicted, it's inevitable. But don't worry, we'll send out a search team in a couple of weeks, only to find you hunched over your PC frantically pinning DIY Christmas jumpers :D

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  2. I've made a lot of recipes that I've pinned... And been to places in my travelling boards :)

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  3. Evil, evil woman! How can you tempt me with coffee and holiday planning :( must...resist...! Lol!

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    1. Oops :D Just spreading the addiction!

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  4. Oh dear... Pinterest is so much fun. Sounds silly, but I've found its an easy, quick way to get inspired when you are feeling a bit down and dreary. Its almost as addicting as Instagram...

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    1. No, it makes a lot of sense - in fact I've made a Blue Day Board for such occasions (uh oh)

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  5. I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love looking at all the things but sometimes the inane commentary makes me filled with rage!

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    1. I'm never really moved to make comments if I'm honest...

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  6. I haven't been as active on Pinterest as I know I could be, just because I know what a time suck it could turn into, but it is certainly the most useful when you're got an upcoming trip and you're trying to organize everything you've found that looks like fun to do there! Entire vacations of mine have been planned solely through Pinterest. :o) I'm glad you've joined us over there!

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    1. I think may be like you it's finding a healthy balance - using it for what it's meant for!

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  7. Your intro resonated with me so much - "avoiding the twinkling lure of Pinterest" is exactly the thought that ran through my mind before I jumped on the bandwagon, and just like you, I don't regret having done it for a second. Who needs productivity, right? :P And, that Coffee in London board? I shall start following it the very second after hitting "Publish" on here. Absolutely brilliant find.

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  8. I've been loving Pinterest for a while and have used some of the recipes I find on there. It's great for inspiration for styling clients too. I'd like to see more variety and there was talk of them actually displaying the recipes in Pinterest rather than having to sometimes click through to find the website. Good news for those that are lazy, bad news for the food bloggers.

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    1. That's really interesting re. the recipes because then it must raise the question of content ownership.
      Pinterest must be fab for fashion!

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  9. Oh darn, I am so addicted to pinning things. Mainly design & photography tuts and resources but animals come a close second. Now it looks like I've got a coffee board going too.

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  10. I recently started getting back into it again (obsessively of course, there is no other way) and I do make the things I pin! Especially nail art and food. I've made many a pinterest recipe or gotten ideas. I've also tried the cut out bokeh thing and it didn't work...will have to read up on it more!

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  11. It has been incredibly helpful with wedding planning. So much inspiration! I do love it.

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  12. I love pinterest! I could spend hours on there as it's amazing for wedding planning so apart from travels mine is quite dedicated to wedding type prettiness. I'm going to pin your cat to my board called INSPIRATION AND CATS. He joins some good'uns.

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