I seldom have time for Facebook, Twitter or any other social platform. Heck, I barely have time to be social, period! But from time to time I discover things (or people discover them for me) that make my life much better.  Pinterest has changed my life for the better!

For those of you who don't know, Pinterest is a chic visual bookmarking website where you create virtual pinboards of stuff you like.

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These pinboards can consist of pictures you collect from your favorite websites, blogs, photographs, foods, crafts, decoration tips, travel destinations, shopping lists etc. You categorize each image you find on each board and then you share with others.

Before Pinterest I used to tear up magazines whenever I found cool things, recipes or ideas, but it became impossible to organize them. And now that I've gone digital with this hobby, I can I organize all my creative inspirations and "great finds" in my virtual pinboards.

Here, 5 reasons why Pinterest is amazing.

1. It facilitates your shopping.

I come across so many things for myself, my kids, my hone, and Pinterest makes it so much easier to organize it all. When it comes time to actually buy things, you can click through and purchase them online.

2. It makes it Easy To Revisit Something.

Nothing bugs me more than not being able to find a creative idea I fell in love with, like birthday party suggestions or amazing recipes. Bookmarking can become as insane as tearing magazines apart, but "pinning" all your favorite things on the web, makes it simple to re-visit all these finds whenever you may need them.

Not only that, but be prepared to find many new and amazing blogs through Pinterest, from craft bloggers to photographers, new designers, travel experts, fitness gurus, lifestyle websites and so much more. You will be blown away, I promise.

3. "Liking" and "Repining" are easy.

The "like" action lets Pinterest know your taste, so they usually forward boards they believe you will find interesting.

The "Repin" action is for all the things you want to re-visit at some time down the road.

4. It's friendly & social.

Sharing is the word! Pinterest users openly share ideas and inspiration. You just feel like they're genuinely happy to be there and you also know that they're smiling every time you "repin" their finds.

People who follow you, can then click through to the website it was pinned from, to learn more about that pin.

5. It's very customizable.

We all have unique interests and passions. And it's great that you can follow all of someone's boards -- or just the few -- you are interested in.

Life is too busy and we don't want to inundate ourselves with too much content. With Pinterest you can give and take what you want & leave the clutter behind.

You can also rearrange your boards according to your mood or to the season. For instance, you may have certain winter holiday boards at the top of your collection, but when they're over, you can move "spring ideas" to the top.

So what do you say, give it a try? Or do you already love Pinterest? What are your favorite things to pin? I would love to know!

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About the author

Sofia was born in Mexico and moved to New York in 1997. She has a 6-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy who are usually the main characters in her blog Slap cada día. After  a long career in advertising, last year she decided to leave the corporate world to chase her own entrepreneurial dreams and work on her writing.

 

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Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn't appear. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say wonderful blog!
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Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely comeback.
Jeann...

I love it because it gives me so many great ideas.

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very nice post, i actually love this website, keep on it
Rosaidam
I have it and love it. I use many ideas from there from home to crafts with my kids.
angie007

I have never heard about pinterest,   im going to go check it out

MrsDi...
I hear great things about pinterest one of these days I will have to check it out.
JCTVCBN

 

Yes, I have it.

Some of the things I love pinning are pictures, quotes, fashion, stuff for the home, and DIY projects.

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