Pinterest – Pin It Forward UK

As a lover of great photography, Pinterest was never likely to escape my attention for long, and once on my radar it was inevitable I’d become hooked. It is a remarkably intuitive platform to use, simply create a few boards and then pin your favourite images to them. For this reason the image bookmarking site has become one of the fastest growing social media platforms on the internet.

Mallory on Travel in the Bloggers We Love board on Pinterest in the Pin It Forward UK campaign on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

There are hundreds of stunning and amazing images, a place where top photographers showcase their talent. The good news doesn’t stop there however, it is also a cool site for fashion or interior designers to display their creativity too. Which is why it’s a particularly popular platform with women.

There are numerous categories to choose from and almost everybody will find a few of interest with plenty of stunning, unusual or interesting images to stir the imagination. Regardless of motivation, whether in need of inspiration for your next holiday or decorating tips for a dull room, it can probably be found with a little enjoyable browsing.

Pinterest Travel category on in the Pin It Forward campaign on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

It can become extremely addictive however and before long I found that more than a dozen boards had been created and many more community boards added to my profile. The truth is I never tire of browsing the various categories, finding images which inspire, astound or simply please me. Sharing them is always a pleasure and thankfully others seem to agree as they are often shared by many others.

Some appreciation is of course always welcome and a couple of these boards became quite popular, even appearing in a number of posts featuring favourite boards such as Cool Images in 42 awesome and creative Pinterest boards by Candice Walsh or Pure Portraits in 21 Ways Travel Addicts Can Use Pinterest on the Hostelbookers website.Pure Portraits by Pinterest board from Iain Mallory part of the Pin It Forward UK campaign on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Cool Images Pinterest board from Iain Mallory part of the Pin It Forward UK campaign on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Earlier this year however I was honoured to receive an email inviting me to become featured as a blogger in the Pinterest Pin It Forward UK campaign. Some of the leading lights in UK blogging are participating so it was impossible to resist. Their boards include some great images and they are well worth a peek if anybody is in need of some inspiration.

As the campaign name suggests it is about pinning if forward therefore I’d like to draw your attention to Jennifer Cooper and her great site TravelBllgr. This the benefit of this campaign, it raises awareness those doing cool things in blogging and social media. I was unaware of Jennifer’s site until now but after a few minutes browsing her enjoyable posts I was hooked. She hopefully will now take up the challenge and pin it forward too. Therefore look out for her post to find out which other great blogger she will introduce.

If you haven’t already discovered how much fun Pinterest is, put the kettle on, settle down and join me there. I’m sure you won’t regret it but allow plenty of time as you’ll probably be browsing for hours.

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  1. budget jan

    Pinterest is totally addictive and I have to limit myself or before I know it half the morning has gone. I visited TravelBllgr and found an interesting article “Slow Boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang, Laos”. We had wanted to do this trip in 2010, but even though I am a persistent time wrangler, I could not justify 2 days when we only had 5, so we flew direct from Bangkok to Luang Prabang and spent the whole 5 days there. Still I thought Jennifer’s description was honest and informative.

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      Iain

      I fully appreciate where you are coming from Jan, I also have to be careful how much time I spend there. I’m so glad you checked out the TravelBllgr site and found a post to relate to and which was an enjoyable read.

  2. Ed Riley

    Warning: Pinterest is full of good ideas and browsing can become addictive, so it’s not something you want to check out at work. You’ll probably follow people who you do not even know because you will like their ideas.

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  3. Zachariah Casey

    Pinterest is a great way to categorize images you find on Instagram. Just do a search in Gramfeed for a subject you’re passionate about, then set up a new board when pinning those images (while always giving credit). Do this a few times, and before you know it, you’ll have several visually-rich Pinterest boards with your favorite images, and you’ll be establishing yourself as a Pinterest pro.

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  4. Josiah Marsh

    Once you have a few boards, continue browsing your friends’ boards and find things you like. Either repin them to your boards or “like” them. Things you like will appear in a list separate from your boards. You can pin images from other peoples’ boards or anywhere on the Internet. Once you pin an image, it will automatically link back to its original location. For example, if you pin a food item you really like from a culinary website, anyone who sees the image on Pinterest can click on it to find the original recipe.

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