Pinterest 101 :: How do I use Pinterest?

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Several of you have asked what is Pinterest and how do you use it.  I thought I would write a Pinterest 101 post on how to use Pinterest.

First of all Pinterest is FREE and a great resource for finding recipes, crafts and so much more!  Pinterest is a virtual “pinboard”. It allows you to organize your favorite posts and finds on the internet. It can be used as a resource or a tool to “bookmark” your favorite recipes, tips and more! You can use the pinboards as a reference to help make your life easier.

When you find something that interests you then you “pin it”. It can be added from any website or blog using the Pin It button. You can also upload images directly from your computer too. When you add a pin from the web then it will add a link back to the site it came from. Again creating a collection of “bookmarks” for you.

A pinboard is a is a set of pins. A board can be created on any subject that interests you and you can search on pinterest by subjects which are often pinboard names. You can also check out other peoples pinboards and find new ideas that interest you. You can “re-pin” or “like” pins that you find that interest you

We have 20 pinboards including: Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Crockpot Recipes, Gluten Free Tips, Frugal Living Tips, Crafts, Party Planning Ideas and so much more!

You can follow others on pinterest too. If you do you will be able to see when the person you follows “pins” something to their boards. You can either “Follow All” which means you’ll have all of a user’s pins on all their boards shown to you in real-time on Pinterest. If the user makes new boards, you will automatically follow them. I normally follow all but you can also follow specific boards that interest you too!

Update:  You may be able to join without an invite – if you need an invitation just email us at stockpilingmoms (at) fuse (dot) net and put invite to pinterest in the subject line.

Hopefully this helps answer your questions and we hope you will follow Stockpiling Moms on Pinterest. The best compliment you can give us is to “like” and “pin” and “re-pin” our posts on Pinterest plus it is a great way for you to collect our posts and be able to come back to them whenever you want. Best of all pinterest is FREE!  Happy pinning :-)

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Comments

  1. Can you now do a twitter 101? lol

  2. Just a heads up, I was able to create an account a few days ago with no invite, so I think it may be open now. Seems that way anyway, since tons of my friends keep joining everyday.

  3. Melissa, isn’t Pinterest just great? I can see you have given us a simple intro step by step! Thanks for that! We love it because we can take inspiration from all sorts of areas to help us creatively. Who have you found the most inspirational?

    • Melissa@StockpilingMoms says:

      Thanks Zoe – Pinterest is great. I have found so many that I can’t limit it to just one. :-)

  4. Sandy Lane says:

    can you tell me are businesses only the one to get a pin. If I find things elsewhere I’d like to put them in pinterest.

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