Great savings on Essentials Mail Subscriptions Give Essentials Magazine as a gift

Your Quick Guide To Pinterest

July 26, 2012
Pinterest Logo

Follow Essentials magazine on Pinterest

Ever been doing a spot of online shopping and seen a must-have pair of heels, a delicious recipe or something amazing for your home, then somehow you got sidetracked onto another site? Well, with Pinterest, you can collect and organize online images of anything that inspires you or takes your fancy, and save them onto your virtual pinboard for future reference.

1] Creating an account

Simply create your account on Pinterest www.pinterest.com/join/signup/

2] Getting started

Once your account is set up you can create virtual pinboards – think dream holiday and hotels to fashion, food, gardens and hairstyles. When you log in you will see other people’s boards, so you just need to click on to your account to start creating your own virtual pinboards.

3] ‘Pinning’ images

You’ll need the ‘pin it’ button installed in your bookmarks bar so that you can save images. Go to www.pinterest.com/about/goodies and drag the ‘pin it’ button to your bookmarks bar so you can save an image from anywhere on the Internet onto your pinboard.

Some popular websites have already set up the ‘pin it’ button, so if you see something you like and there’s a ‘pin it’ button on their page, you simply click on it, just select the image you’d like to save onto your pinboard.

4] ‘Pinning’ etiquette

When adding an image to your board, Pinterest requests that you credit the original source in your pin description. They also ask that any comments you make on other users’ pins be kept respectful and polite.

5] Sharing your finds and following others

Your pins and boards will automatically be visible to the Pinterest community, who can ‘repin’ your images to their own boards. You in turn can search the Pinterest site for images and repin other peoples’ images to your board. If you develop a style crush on a particular user’s boards, you can ‘follow’ them and receive updates each time they add new images. You can also upload a pin of a photo you have taken – go to your main Pinterest feed and click the “Add +” button.

The Pinterest site is very well designed and easy to use; the excellent help section explains everything clearly.

Follow Essentials magazine on Pinterest and get your daily fix of delicious recipes, beautiful crafts, beauty tips & behind the scenes fun.  

Follow Essentials magazine on Pinterest

Look at our lovely pins

Related Articles:

  1. Pin these to Pinterest!

    LOVELY OUTDOOR FLOWERS
    This arrangement couldn’t be simpler – a wooden tray, selection of ceramic pots, jars and bottles, and some colour-coordinated flowers… Good to go!

  2. QUICK BARGAIN MEALS

    Keep your purse happy with these storecupboard-friendly dishes…

  3. GUIDE TO ONLINE PRINTING

    We looked at three of the main web services to see how they stacked up.
    www.photobox.co.uk
    Well-established photo printing company with great-value prices and lots of choices of photobooks. The uploading and printing process is easy, as it’s done with step-by-step guides. Creating photobooks is a breeze, even if you’re a first-timer.
    6x4in print – 11p
    10x8in enlargement – £1.27
    24-page A4 Photobook – £24.99
    40x30cm…