I am sure you are all aware of the internet phenomenon that is Pinterest. If perchance you are not, then you are totally missing out on not only an awesome website, but one of the best procrastination tools ever invented.
I am a bit of a Pinterest addict, it is the perfect visual platform to while away the hours and get lost in pretty pretty pretty things. I have also come to appreciate it as a tool for driving traffic to my blog. Although, unlike a lot of site *cough* google+ *cough* it is not dullsville.
I use pinterest like a visual pinboard, pinning anything and everything that catching my interest. Whether it be recipes I love the look of, food styling I fancy trying or am inspired by, clothes I want to own, people I admire... The possibilities are endless. The thing I find most useful about Pinterest is the recipe inspiration. Its so easy to skim through a board looking for flavour combinations, decorating tips, new recipe ideas... Even if I don't follow the recipe verbatim, it acts as a launching pad for my own imagination!
Pinterest have now launched in the UK, so I thought I would take this opportunity to show you how I use pinterest and why I love it so...
This is one of my most used boards, as you can see it is dedicated to cake. I could literally spend hours scrolling through this beautiful collection of cakes. If I am trying to come up with an interesting idea for Cake Club, or just looking for something to rustle up of a weekend, I can usually find something that sparks an idea, or a recipe that peaks my interest. I also have boards for lots of different food groups; pizza, pie, drinks, meat, dough, and some more healthy eats too!
It is also a great way to pin-it-forward. If you love a particular blogger or blog post and pin it to your board. The people who follow you will see your pin and hopefully click or even re-pin. I see this as my own way to personally recommend things to people. I don't tend to pin everything and anything, I am quite selective and feel that I have built a good reputation on Pinterest.
So if you haven't already discovered the wonder of Pinterest, click on this registration link, give me a follow and wave goodbye to any free-time you once possessed.
As part of the Pin it Forward campaign I was asked to introduce you to a fellow pinner, this is part of a long chain (some of you may even be here because The Lone Gourmet introduced me!). So *drumroll* introducing the wonderful Caitlin from The Vegan Word *round of applause*. Check her out, there are some delicious vegan recipes on her blog.
If you are looking for some other fabulous foodie types to follow to get you started, here are some of my favourite UK pinners:
If you are a UK pinner, please feel free to leave your profile link below so I and anyone reading this can follow.
If you have yet to discover the wonders of Pinterest, you can sign up here.