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10 Things I Love About Pinterest

I have shared my love for Pinterest before.  I can’t help it — it is just the coolest site!  As I was drying my hair tonight, I started writing down some things that I love about Pinterest.  It wasn’t even a struggle to come up with a top ten list.

 

1. I love the visual format. Of course, the downside is that you can’t pin something (that’s like saving it, for you non-Pinterest people out there).  But, then would defeat the purpose anyway.  It’s so much fun to look through!

2. I can find things that I never would have found otherwise. Because you follow people (or individual boards), you get to see what they pin.  I have found so many great ideas that I never would have seen because of Pinterest.

3. It’s a great place to find inspiration! I have a collection of quotes and inspirational words that are partially just for me to enjoy and partially to have a resource for future painting ideas.

4. Pinterest helped me to see a pattern in what types of clothes I really liked. I never seemed to shop for those kinds of clothes before, but being able to compile my “Clothes I’d Love to Wear Someday” board has helped me to say, “Hey — I finally realize what kind of clothes I like.”  I know, that just sounds silly, but I’m sure some of you out there might understand.

5. You can sign in with Twitter or Facebook. I just love that it’s not one more username and password to remember!

6. Oh my.  The food. I have been making sure to pin healthier things, but all of the sweet, yummy things are just so darn inviting.

7. Being on Pinterest makes me laugh. One of my favorite boards of mine is called “Randomness.” Eric and I were reading through items on there earlier today and just laughing and laughing. (Not everything in my Randomness board is funny, but there are plenty of gems!)

8. I’m a big believer in helping to promote other bloggers. It is really something that brings me a lot of joy to be able to do.  So, Pinterest fits perfectly into this love, as I am able to pin things from blogs that I have enjoyed.  (It’s a great idea to write something like via manylittleblessings.com, or whatever the website is, in the description box when pinning something.

9. I get a chance to get to know my friends in a whole new way. Seeing what things your friends want to pin is so much fun!

10. It’s easy to use! When I first heard of Pinterest (at the end of April), I thought, “I don’t want one more site to have to learn and visit.”  It was simple to figure out.  I love that!

You have to be invited to join Pinterest, although you can request an invite on their site.  (I have heard that some people have had to wait a long time to receive one through the site.)  If you want an invitation, feel free to just drop me a note in the comments.  Of course, feel free to comment even if you don’t want an invite too!

Let me know if you’re on Pinterest – I love finding new people to follow!

This post is linked to Top Ten Tuesday.



Comments

  1. I requested an invite and got one within a few days so the wait – at least for me – wasn’t too bad.

    I just started and don’t have many boards or things pinned but I haven’t played with it much either. I’m excited to try it after reading this.

    I am following your boards now.

  2. I love pinterest, too!!!!

    http://pinterest.com/rockermom/

  3. You just wrote the post I’ve been hoping someone would write! I’ve been hearing a lot about Pintrest but don’t completely get it; but, reading your post makes it sound fun. :)

    I’d love an invite if you still have any available.

  4. Pinterest is awesome. Follow me: http://pinterest.com/jana_alanda/

  5. I would like an invite. I’ve never heard of this site, but I’ll take a look at it. Thanks!

  6. I missed your first post on Pinterest somehow (or maybe ignored it, because I, like you, didn’t want just “one more thing” to include on my sites to visit everyday) but anyway, I LOVE it – of course, all of the reasons that you listed, but here are two more:
    1. I (rarely) bookmark anymore – I ‘pin’ it, because then I get to see a picture – so much better for my life! :) and
    2: I can access pinterest on ANY computer – I used to bookmark things and then try to decide which computer I bookmarked it on – no more! :)

  7. I love it too! I do need to find more places to pin from though–I feel like I am spending more time repinning than finding my own inspiration.

    • I think spending time repinning is fine. :) You’re finding inspiration, just someone else is hunting it down for you.

  8. Should I also mention that I’ve found a wealth of new blogs to follow using Pinterest? So many that I don’t have the time to look at them all. :)

    What I found helpful was going through my bookmarks and pinning from them to get them out of my bookmarks. My bookmarks were so messy. BTW you can access your bookmarks if you use xmarks and download it onto whatever computer you are using. The bookmarks are then saved to a server and not just that one computer (much like pinning to Pinterest)

    I’m a fan of pinning other peoples pins. I meet so many new people that way.

  9. LOVE Pinterest… and totally agree with you on the clothing thing. I am certain that when I finally do splurge on myself for clothing, I will need to print off My Style board to bring with me to the stores!
    I did follow some of you… hope you dont mind! Here I am!
    http://pinterest.com/kristinats/

  10. I’m a newbie on Pinterest and am now following you!

  11. I have a feeling I am going to regret this… but will you please send me an invite. I requested one a while back and I guess the site got incredibly popular because I never heard back. Id really like to have a place to save all of my ‘inspiration’ that I find all over the internet instead of taking screenshots on my phone or creating my 5000th bookmarked page that I will most likely never look back on.
    Found your blog while doing a google search about pinterest so I will have to take a look around.
    Thanks so much:)

  12. Great! – a new todew!
    BLesings!
    LIB

  13. hey there, great blog! i have tried requesting an invite and have been waiting FOREVER. I would love love love an invite, i know i will become addicted VERY quickly. lots of love from the uk. C x

  14. Miranda says:

    Would you please send me an invite…I’ve been waiting for one thru the site. I want to start pinning recipes!

  15. Rebecca says:

    Would love an invite! I have been waiting to hear back from pinterest for awhile now. Thank you for this post. I have been looking at Pinterest a lot lately and have wondered how it all works!

  16. I’d really appreciate an invite too, if you har any left! It’s only been a week or two since I requested one, but I can’t wait to start pinning! Thanks for this blog post– it made me even more excited to get on Pinterest!

  17. I asked to be invited through the website and haven’t heard back yet. I would love it if you would invite me!! Thanks, love your blog:)

  18. Suzanne Penziner says:

    I would love and appreciate and invite to pinterest! Can’t wait to start pinning. Love your website by the way…

    Thank you again,
    Suzanne

  19. I would absolutely LOVE an invite to pintrest. I really want to get new ideas for fun cupcakes AND of course clothes! :) by the way Joy @ Five J’s Design is amazing!!! Your blog is beautiful.

  20. Sherry C. says:

    I would love an invite to pinterest. Thanks for the write it… I’m so excited.

  21. If you have any invites left, I’d love one! I’m so excited to get started on pinning, but the site’s invite is taking forever! :P

  22. oooo Can I request an invite for Pinterest? Thanks so much for sharing!

  23. Kendall says:

    OMG! Invite me please! Pinterest sounds amaze! :)

  24. Stephanie says:

    I requested an invite a week ago and am still waiting! I already have an unhealthy addiction to pinterest and can’t wait to start pinning! If you have time will you send me an invite so I don’t have to wait any longer?! :) Thank you!!

    -Stephanie

  25. I have been DYING to get an invite! I teach Kindergarten & know everyones ideas and creativity can make me an even better teacher =)

  26. Chelsea B says:

    I would love an invitation! I’ve been wanting to get started for a while and it looks so amazing!

  27. Rachel P says:

    I have been waiting what seems like MONTHS so I would love an invite if you have any left… Thanks!!!!

  28. Kami Biedenstein says:

    I would love to follow you. I am looking for MOPS crafts and Pinterst would be perfect. If you have a minute could you send me an invite? Thanks so much!

  29. Savannah says:

    Hey! Can someone please send me an invitation? My email is dislover14@gmail.com. Thanks! :)

  30. Hi! Man you’re making pinterest sound even more fun than I already knew it was… but, alas, I’m still awaiting the “invitation”- I feel like it’s prom season all over again. If you have any available invitations, I would be ever-so-grateful for one!

  31. I would also LOVE an invite! I have been hearing so much about it and would love to be a part of it. Thanks so much!

  32. Uh oh, looks like I could get hooked!

  33. Michele A-Z says:

    I would like an invite, please! It sounds so fun!

    Thank you!

  34. MaRea Hess says:

    Will you please invite me:)!

  35. Annie Seaton says:

    I haven’t gotten an invite, requested twice :( Could you send me an invite? Would LOVE it! Thanks, Annie

  36. My pinterest invite went to my Spam folder. Just a thought, if you have been waiting a while. Just found your blog and I’m enjoying it!

  37. Invite please???? lelliott2011@gmail.com
    :)

  38. I am just now discovering the joy of Pinterest. What fun! Thanks for your Top Ten of Pinterest. My pinterest username is favourgirls- I hope to see you on Pinterest. Happy Pinning!!

  39. I love browsing what I am able to right now on pinterest but still waiting for invite if you are able to would you pls send me one? Thanks in advance!

  40. Can you send me an invite? Been waiting and waiting lol. Luttaca@live.com

  41. I would love an invite to Pinterest please and thank you! :)

  42. I would love an invite!!

  43. I’d love an invite if you still have any :)

  44. I have been waiting for a while for my invite. Could you please send me one?

    Thanks.

  45. Amy Loggins says:

    I would appreciate an invitation to Pinterest.
    Thank you

  46. I’d love an invite too :)

  47. I just discovered Pinterest last night and I am in love! Would love an invite! And now I’ve discovered yours too so I am double lucky! :)

  48. I’ve been waiting a while for an invitation to pinterest. If you still have invites I would love one. Once I have an account would also love to follow you!
    Thanks!

    doreyiam@gmail.com

  49. mind sending me an invite? ive been waiting for a week and a half!

  50. Can you send me an invite please?

  51. I’m sooo late to the pininterest game, but I’d love an invite…thanks!

  52. hi, i was wondering if you could send me an invite so that i dont have to wait for the site to respond to my request. i know that you posted this a while ago.. hopefully you catch this! thanks!

  53. Anyway I could get an invite? I have been waiting forever for an answer to my request through the Pinterest site. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to have my own randomness to laugh at!

  54. Trisha Morris says:

    can you please send me an invite to pinterest???

  55. Would love to get an invite to pinterest if you get a chance… I have been patiently waiting for an invite from the site but haven’t yet received one… I want in :)

  56. I would like an invite as well, thanks!

  57. Would love an invite. Thanks so much!!

  58. I would also love an invite to join Pinterest!

  59. I’d like an invite please. Thanks :)

  60. Christy Lassiter says:

    Thank you for the info and would love to be added to pintrest.

    Thank you,

    Christy

  61. Sounds like my dream. <3
    An invite would be lovely!! ;)

  62. Jacqueline says:

    hello, are you still giving out invites? I’d love to join in on the fun. =)

  63. Hello! I would love an invite if you are still giving them out!

  64. if you are still giving out invites, I would love to join!

  65. I would love an invite to pinterest. Hope you are having a great day!!

  66. I would be so grateful for an invite before the holidays!!

  67. Would love an invite please!!

  68. I would love, love, love an invite to Pinterest! Thank you!! :)

  69. Stephanie Pesceone says:

    I would LOVE an invite to pinterest so I can get started with the fun. Thanks soooo much!

  70. Laura Miller says:

    I have been waiting for weeks to get an invitation to Pinterest….would you please send me an invitation to me. Thank you so much!

  71. Fraiser Opel says:

    Hi! I LOVE pinterest as well! Would you be able to send me an invite? Thanks so much!

  72. Could you please send me an invite at hannahhjordis@gmail.com thank you!

  73. Hi! I have just discovered pinterest! Could you invite me to join?

    Thanks!!! :) Tami

  74. I would loveee an invite! :)

  75. I would love a pinterest invite please!

  76. I would love an invite if you are still giving them out…tired of waiting on the site to send it out.

    Thanks,

    pjcrimson@gmail.com

  77. Cute blog! I’d like an invite to pintrest please! :)

  78. I would greatly enjoy an invite if you are still in the sharing mood! I requested one but am excited to get going with a reception to plan.

  79. I have just found Pinterest and LOVE it! I still need an invite, though. Would you please send me one? I love this site and would love to see what you pin!

  80. Thanks for posting the info… I would really appreciate an invite!

  81. I would love an invite please!

  82. Hey it would be awesome if you could send me an invite I’ve been waiting for a long time now.

    Thanks! :D

  83. I hear you’re giving out Pinterest invites and lollipops and you’re all out of lollipops. I guess I’ll settle for the invite. Although I really had my heart set on a Tootsiepop.

  84. Keri Brace says:

    Thank you so much for the insight! I deperately need some inspiration to make my livea bit more vibrant! I would love an invite if possible! You had me at the “Food”! Happy Holidays!

  85. I would love if you could send me an invite to pinterest!

    Thanks so much!

  86. If you could send me an invite to Pinterest, i would really appreciate it! Please and thank you! :)

  87. Thanks for the information. I love the blogs on pintrest and would love an invite! Thanks so much!

  88. i would love to have an invite to Pinterest. I am currently on their waiting list.

  89. I love Pinterest! I’m addicted! I would love an invite.

  90. Hey Angie,
    I just stumbled on your blog – great stuff!
    Are you still open to requests for Pinterest invitations? If you are, I’d love one please!
    So looking forward to pinning stuff!
    Thanks so much,
    Gezina

  91. Like LaurenH, I am late getting into pinterest. I went on the site and requested an invite, but from your post I may be waiting a while. I would love an invite. Thank you!

  92. I agree Pinterest is great! If I’m not too late could you send me an invite? I would love to join.

  93. I would love an invite if at all possible, I’m overly intrigued (:
    Thank you, Erin

  94. I would love a invite to join! Thanks

  95. Been waiting on the home page website. . .could you, would you help me out? :)

  96. I have been waiting forever for an invite! I would be forever grateful if you could invite me!!!

  97. I’ve been snooping around on pinterest for a while now and i love it! it seems as though the website couldn’t take any longer to send me an invite.. I would really appreciate it if you could send me one.

    Thanks!

  98. Can I please get an invite too?? Thx! :)

  99. Whitney Godwin says:

    Just got hooked on pinterest but can’t view the whole site I would love an invite! Thank you!

  100. Monica Eilers says:

    If your still giving out invites I would love one, just found out about the site this week. Thanks!!

  101. If you still have invites, I would really appreciate one. Thanks!

  102. I would LOVE to have pinterest!!!! If the offer is still up can you please invite me??? Thanks =)

  103. Jenni Loveless says:

    I would love an invite if your still up for it! I have requested one but I can not stand the wait, I guess I am not patient enough!
    Thanks so much!!!!

  104. If you are still giving out invites I would totally love one :)

    Leslieology@gmail.com

  105. If your have any invites, I would love one =]]

  106. I would love an invite for pinterest.

  107. I would love an invite if you are still giving them!

  108. I would love an invite, if they are still available!
    Thanks,
    Sasha Appukuttan

  109. Cindy Hamasu says:

    Ditto here too . . . I would also love an invite if you wouldn’t mind. It looks so interesting.
    Thank you so much,
    Cindy

  110. Hannah Cubberley says:

    How do you get your pin boards out there for people to follow them? Like i have good stuuff and i update alot but i never see my stuff on the main page…idk i was just wondering if you had any tips for getting followers who you arnt necessarily friends with in real life…thanks!

    • That’s a fabulous question, Hannah! I wish I had a great answer, but I don’t really. I have mentioned Pinterest here on my blog several times, as well as on a post that I wrote for a site that I contribute to. But, beyond that, I haven’t really done anything special to gain followers, though I have been blessed with quite a few. :)

      I also think that it helped that I’ve been on Pinterest since the end of April. It has grown a ton since I joined.

      Another great way to get more followers is to follow more people. For a while, I was following a few more people than were following me. But, now I have about twice as many followers as people that I’m following.

      Best of luck! :)

  111. renee minnis says:

    If you’re still offering invites I would totally love one. Someone mentioned the write a couple days ago and honestly since checking it out.. I’m addicted!! lol love love Pinterest!

  112. I would also like an invite to pinterest if you still have any to give.

  113. could i get an invite please? :)
    mariah.chavez67@yahoo.com

  114. Can you invite me too please?? Thank you!! :D

    yungenwn@gmail.com

  115. If you are still inviting people – I would love an invite! I’ve been a “lurker” for some time now and I’ve signed up for an invite from them but nothing so far!
    Thanks so much.
    Meg

  116. Hey! I agree with everything you have said a bout pinterest!! I just recently asked to join but haven’t received an invitation. I would love if you could help me out!!! I would love to follow you. Thanks you!
    Angie

  117. I would love an invite if you would invite me!?

  118. Mary Valloni says:

    I would love an invite to Pinterest if the offer still stands. Thanks!

    Mary

  119. i would love an invite, thanks!!

  120. Can I have an invite also?? I think I am going to LOVE pinterest! I actually just heard of it a couple weeks ago. I keep checking it out and want to be apart of it so bad! I sent an invite request on the website, but I’m still waiting anxiously! Thanks a ton!

    Jill

  121. I just decided that I wanted to get on Pinterest b/c was like you, i thought it was just another site to have to learn but I do love crafts and love looking through the tumblr pics so I guess it would help feed my obsession for both of those and be helpful for my blog. I don’t really get the whole “invite” process (as I’ve read other places that people have waited weeks), so if you’d send me one, I’d love it! I’ll definitely follow you! Thanks for this list!

  122. Hey there. i would love to be able to follow you. an invite would be much appreciated!

  123. I’ve fallen in love with two things: Pinterst and your recipe for Nutella hot chocolate!
    Would love it if you could send me an invite! I can imagine myself pouring over the Pinterest site while sipping on Nutella hot chocolate right now!

  124. Hello, I love pinterest as well but i can only look at stuff because i have been waiting for MONTHS to get an invite. Its very depressing how do you get invited i dont quite understand i have requested one but havent received anything since. Hope you can help!

    Thank you!

  125. I requested an invite from the site, but have heard so many good things about Pinterest that I cannot wait. If you are open to inviting me I would be very happy.

    Merry Christmas! :)

  126. Sheesh I have been waiting forever! I would LOVE an invite if you are still willing and able. Then you can add another follower!

  127. Do you have any more invites? I’m dying to get on and have been waiting SO long! Plus, I’d like to follow you!

  128. Please send me an invite for pinterest. I’ve waited so long!

  129. Hi i was wondering if you could please please please send me an invite for Pinterest, i’ve been waiting forever! It would mean a great deal. Please and thank you!

  130. I would love an invite. Thank you!

  131. HI! I love your blog!
    thanks to this post i made my decision to want to join, i’ve heard alot about this but wasn’t sure about it and had a lot of questions, and thanks to you its all cleared up :))))) i was hoping you could send me an invite, if not its alright too :)
    thanks so much,
    vanessa

  132. I would love an invite!

  133. Please invite me to Pinterest! Thank You!

  134. I would love an invite to pinterest if you still have them. I googled how to get one and your site came up…I love it!

  135. sanfordndaughter says:

    I would love an invite ! Please invite me….

  136. Melissa Cordell says:

    I would LOVE an invite~~~I have requested one through the page and have yet to hear anything, but I LOVE what I have found on what I am able to access. Thank you!!!

  137. Would love an invite. It is so sweet of you to offer. I feel so late to the the party :(.

  138. Hey! I would love an invite into the Pinterest world! I am starting to plan for a wedding, and I know that Pinterest would be a great way to get some inspiration!

    Thanks!

  139. Stephanie says:

    If you can, could you invite me? Thanks so much!!!

  140. I would love an invite as well to Pinterest if the offer still stands. Thanks a ton!

  141. I would love an invite…been waiting for quite sometime from website…thank you so much for your blog and offer!!

  142. I would love an invite if the offer still stands. My daughter will be so envious ;) Thank you!

  143. Thanks in advance if you can still invite me to Pinterest!

  144. Ryan Curry says:

    If you’re still offering invites to Pinterest, I would love to have one! Thanks!

  145. Hi, I found this post and was wondering if you would give me an invite to printerest. Thanks you kindly for helping me out. Holly

  146. Loni Cleveland says:

    I am hooked..please send a invite…Thanks

  147. Alexis Doris says:

    I would LOVE to start pinning! Would someone be kind enough to send me an invite? Thank you so much!

  148. I’d love an invite as well if you could please! Or anyone for that matter haha brittany_bug10@hotmail.com

    Great post btw!! (:

  149. Sharon Jones says:

    if you are still being so kind, I would really like an invite to Pinterest. I’ve been waiting a while from the sight and sadly have not heard anything yet.
    Thank you!
    SEJ

  150. Can u send me an invite also please

  151. I would love an invite, if you don’t mind! Thank you!

  152. Michelle Bowman says:

    I would love an invite too please!!! Thank you!!

  153. Hi. I’d like an invite. I’ve been waiting a long time!

  154. Elizabeth says:

    Hello, I would love an invite to Pinterest! Thanks

  155. I would love an invite! Email is natmurphy25@hotmail.com thank you so much!!!

  156. Hey, i’d like an invite please i’ve been waiting a long time
    . thanks you

  157. Hey if you don’t mind id love to have an invite. Thanks =)

  158. I would love an invite to Pinterest if you could send me one, I’ve requested one thru the site and it’s taking forever… I can’t wait to start pinning! Thank you!

  159. I would love an invite, too! Thanks!

  160. Hi, Angie. I love your blog–very refreshing! I would very much appreciate your invitation to Pinterest. BTW, I too am a seller on etsy–your shop is very cool. Thank you and many blessings.

  161. Invite Please ?

  162. Rose Burcher says:

    I would love to join pintrest. I have requested an invite and so far nothing. I am a quilter, love to decorate and am an avid reader. Please, I would so much appreciate an invite.

  163. I’d love an invite. I’ve been waiting awhile. :)

  164. Jenny Vandermeulen says:

    Would love an invite please!!

  165. I would love to join Pinterest. Can you send me an invitation? Thanks!

  166. Please invite me! :)

  167. I would love to be in on the pinterest. If you get a minute can you help me out? Thanks so much.

  168. Count me as one of those who wants in. I’d greatly appreciate an invite! (:

  169. Hi I’ve been wanting to get into pininterest for a long time. Would you please invite me I will follow you right away.

  170. I would love an invite as well! My email is anarchyasphyxia@yahoo.com.

  171. Can you please invite me? I would love an invite! Thank you so much!

  172. Renea Clark says:

    I would really like an invite!

    Thanks!

  173. I would love to join pinterest.com :) I have heard many wonderful things about it and would be so grateful if you took time of your busy life to invite me.

  174. Marianne says:

    Please invite me ! i cant wait to get started on this site, im already so addicted ! my email is mariannekintoff@hotmail.ca :) thank you !

  175. I’d love an invite please! Thank you!

  176. Hey!! I would love an invite! It looks like such an awesome site and I would love to be apart of that!! :) thank you!

  177. I would love an invite. Thank you!! :)

  178. Please can I get an invite? Much appreciated. Stebbis@mymts.net

  179. I would love to have an invite! Thanks :)

  180. Hi, can you invite me, thanks <3

  181. Would love an invite!!! Thank u so much : )

  182. Hi Angie,
    Please send me an invite.
    Thanks! – Jeanne

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