Tired of saving pictures to your desktop and then forgetting where you got them? Need a place to sort out all your saved pictures and their sources? Have a bunch of great pictures you’ve taken and don’t know what to do with them?
If you answered yes, then try out Pinterest— a picture sharing and saving device that allows you to save and file things that spark your interest on the Internet and organize them neatly into categorized folders. You can share your Pinterest boards with other users and browse other boards, pinning photos you like along the way.
Pinterest is an especially useful inspiration tool for bloggers. If you’re a design blogger constantly scouring the Internet for turquoise rooms or antique lamps, you can dedicate an entire folder to them and anytime you spot a picture on the web, all you have to do is click “Pin It” (the icon will be added to your bookmarks), choose the category you like, and hit save.
You can also use Pinterest to promote your blog content by pinning a particularly impressive photo to your board, and then have people you follow re-pin it and click on the picture, which will then link to your blog.
For local bloggers, Pinterest can be a place to keep all of your local-related content and save all the pictures that remind you of your hometown or favorite city. These Pinterest users dedicated an entire board to their cities, using the app to organize pictures of local dining menus, art prints, and public figures.
If you’re interested in signing up for Pinterest, click here and request an invite. Or leave a message in the comments with your email address and I can send you one personally.