Pinterest is "the" place lately, but many of you have so many questions about it. Pinterest is a virtual cork board where you can save photos and links to things you see on the Internet.
Click HERE to see my Pinterest boards for an example.
The main question from most of you has been...How do I PIN or REPIN? They are the same, but different. Lol !!
Let's cover them separately with "PINNING" first.
To "PIN" something from a website, you need the "Pin It" button on your computer's toolbar.
See mine circled in red?
To add the "pin it" button to your toolbar, go to...
- your dashboard
- click "about"
- then click "pin it button"
It's under the Goodies section. The instructions are easy and there is also a video.
When you have the "PIN IT" button on your computer's toolbar, you can now "pin" anything from a website.
You are on the HGTV website and see a beautiful kitchen. You want to use some of the ideas from that kitchen when you redo your own home some day. When you are on that website, go to the "pin it" button at the top of your toolbar and click it.
Pinterest will bring up all the photos from that website. You pick one photo that you want for your pin board and follow the instructions. Easy Peasy!
Now how to "REPIN"...
When you are on your dashboard and want to start browsing...
Click the red "PINTEREST" word in the upper center.
First things that come up are the pinners that you are following and all the things that they have pinned.
The next section is "EVERYTHING" and that is, well, everything that everyone has pinned at that very moment.
If you want to break it down even further, click "EVERYTHING" and a drop down menu will come up with categories like DIY and CRAFTS.
Now to "REPIN"...
Move your mouse cursor over a picture that you want to repin. You can now pick "REPIN", "LIKE", or "COMMENT". You can do any or all of those three things.
When you click "REPIN" another screen will appear that has all your boards to select from. You can also place your cursor in the description box and change what the previous person has written or keep it...either way is fine. Click the red "Pin It" button. Done!
If you have repinned or pinned something that you don't have a board for, simple scroll down to the bottom of that boards menu and you can CREATE a new one.
I hope this helps. I will be setting up a Pinterest help page at the top of my blog, but for now you can find them under the labels section under Pinterest. (by the way, I have no affliation with Pinterest...just love it!!)
Have a great time pinning,