Monthly Archives: May 2013

#PinItForwardUK campaign: Forgive me, for I have pinned

Pinterest logoYou’ve probably heard of Pinterest before, but maybe you’ve not tried it yet – essentially, it’s a tool for collecting, organising and curating images of things you like – like a digital pin board.

Although Pinterest has been available in the UK for quite a while, last month marked its official launch here, and I was really pleased to be invited to the Pin It Forward UK event. The Pin It Forward campaign is all about Pinterest-loving bloggers spreading the word about the platform, following a similar grassroots effort in the US. I really like it so I’m happy to help!

Pinterest is a great place to see cool images and products, but for me, the killer feature is the way that all images link back to their original source – so if you spot something you like, it’s really easy to find out more about it.

You can ‘pin’ images from anywhere online – personally I use the Shareaholic Chrome extension, but you can also do it from within Pinterest with a URL, via their uploader tool, or you can ‘repin’ other users’ images.

My biggest board, Cars, has a slight Toyota and Lexus focus thanks to my day job, but I also collect images on other boards including Books, Art and Places.

I’m really enjoying using Pinterest, and even though I’m far from the most prolific pinner, I love how engaging and simple it is. I’ve already found a load of interesting people, images and boards – including some awesome David Bowie images.

See me on Pinterest

If you don’t have an account yet, you can start pinning by using this registration link.

Part of the Pin It Forward campaign is about sharing the love, so it’s my job to introduce you to fashion writer and photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce. He’s collected some superb images, and is well worth a follow – even if his 100 Beards board makes me feel a failure in the facial hair stakes!