A few months ago I was introduced to a novel way of social bookmarking. A very visual and inspiring way of keeping track of things you would want to go back to for ideas and inspiration. It was an invite-only network and it was called Pinterest. I was instantly hooked. Very much like the multitude of exclusive design and social networks that are out there, Pinterest requires you to be initiated by someone. Once you sign up, you can start creating virtual boards and "pin" images on to those boards. It even creates a couple of standard boards for you like Travel, Food, Home, Fashion. You can browse boards created by other people, you can follow people who are pinning things you might like to see and you can Like and comment galore.
The pin is a visual with a link back to the original website from where it was pinned. This is the crux of the Pinterest fad. The thing of beauty that really makes it work. Not only do you get to store on your own board, a thing of beauty, but you also have access to the original source whether it is a full fledged article or a link to buy that amazing letter pressed poster. No wonder I was hooked like the tens of millions who have jumped on to the Pinterest Wagon.
I have been away for almost a year. And I have been well, thank you! I have been blogging a lot about food on Cook Republic and have finally re-launched Stars We Love. But now I am back, so there! And to pledge my legion to my latest addiction, Pinterest; I have created a bevy of gorgeous sticker style Pinterest Social Icons that you can use to pimp up your websites and blogs. As always, they are free to use for both personal and commercial purposes.
Spread some Pinterest love and don’t forget to follow my awesome boards on Pinterest.
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