The Pintester Movement

Ladies and gents from all across the interwebs have been trying out pins since the moment Pinterest launched, and the hilarious Sonja over at Pintester has found a way to wrangle everyone’s experiments in to one post: The Pintester Movement 2.0. She created the Pinterest Movement for much the same reason I started this blog – to get people to stop pinning and start doing.

This round, she’s got 49 submissions of pins that people tried out in their real lives. Some worked out, and boy, some did NOT. I haven’t made it through the entire list yet, but some of my favorites so far have been:

These are just a few of the almost 50 posts. It’s a great way to find new blogs to follow and inspiration. Pin on, friends. Pin On!

Attention Educators: New Teacher Boards on Pinterest

School’s back in session for just about everyone – heck, Metro Nashville schools have back since August 1st! Crazy early, right? Maybe that’s because they cancel school down here at even the hint of snow’ish weather. But I digress…

Since the early days of Pinterest (w-a-y back in ’11), teachers have been sharing all sorts of great ideas. The Pinterest powers-that-be have taken note and created a set of group boards targeted for educators of all sorts, “Teachers on Pinterest“. Boards include: individual PK-6th grade boards, arts, science, math, Montessori, home schooling, supplies and more.  In addition to these group boards, there are also fantastic resources like Edutopia’s Lesson Planning Board.

TeachersOnPinterest

Find individual board contributors to follow.

Pinterest teamed up withe Edutopia to create these boards and selected respected educators to help curate each of these group boards. To learn who’s heading up each board, check out this “Say Hello to Teachers” post on Pinterest’s blog. I also suggest clicking on the Board Contributors link to see who is contributing to the boards and follow them individually.

Right now the boards are somewhat limited, but if you scroll through the comments on Pinterest’s blog post about the boards, you’ll see quite a few requests to add technology, special education and other types of boards. Hopefully these will come online soon.

If you’re a teacher, what do you use Pinterest for? What other boards would you like to see?

Makeover Time!

New layout for thePins I've Tried page.

New layout for the Pins I’ve Tried page.

In case you can’t tell, we’ve been busy this week making updates to the site. If you’ve been around for a while you’ll notice quite a few updates — mainly a new look and freshened up design. Hope you like what you see, I’m diggin’ it.

Be sure to check out the new layout for the Pins I’ve Tried page if you get a minute. We’ve made it more graphic based… showing a picture is way easier than writing a thousand words, right?

You’ll also see our social icons a lot more prominent – if you like what you see here, follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. I’ll be honest, Twitter is not my forte, but I’m gonna try to get in on the Twittersphere game. Wish me luck. Fortunately, you can always be sure to find updates on Pinterest, Facebook & Instagram!

Thanks for all the love, friends!

Now back to more pinning…

Pinterest Updates: Seek & Ye Shall Find

This is the update I have been WAITING for since I joined Pinterest two years ago: SEARCH YOUR OWN BOARDS. I honestly can’t count how many times I’ve had to scroll, scroll, scroll, change boards and scroll, scroll, scroll some more trying to find the dang pin that I saved months ago.

Now Pinterest has made it all sorts of easy to search your boards. Just type your keywords into the search bar, hit enter then select Show Pins From… “All Pins” and “Just My Pins.”

How to Search Your Pinterest Boards

How to Search Your Pinterest Boards

Pretty easy, right? I like easy.

Happy pinning (and searching).

…and We’re Back!

It has been a while since I last posted… okay… so it’s been a year since I last posted about my adventures in pinning. BUT that doesn’t mean I haven’t been pinning or trying out new pins… it just means that my preggo brain got distracted thinking about everything baby and let this blog slide.

Well, good news is our beautiful baby boy arrived in January and now I’m back to reviewing the success (or lack thereof) of my pins!

Now it’s time to get busy pinning and posting!