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Monday, April 13, 2015

Better Late Than Never to the Pinterest Party…

Some of you know that I’ve been recovering from partial knee surgery. This is my second surgery on the same knee. I must say the recovery has been long and extremely painful. I am still off work, but hope to be back by May. Anyhow...

Having some extra time on my hands, I spent it catching up on my favorite blogs.

Back in February, Author, Dora Hiers, who is part of The Seriously Write Team over at The Seriously Write Blog - caught my attention with her post about Pinterest…Love it or Leave It? - You can read the post HERE

Yes, I was one of those who had not joined Pinterest. Working full time and writing the other part of the day, I told myself that I didn’t have time to dip one more toe into social media at the moment.

I had seen it. My daughter had been trying to get me to join for quite some time. I just put the thought on the shelf for the time being.

Then in March, Dora wrote a follow up Pinterest blog post on Seriously Write titled: Pinterest 101 for Writers – read it HERE. She explains many of the facts and uses of Pinterest - So, I joined up.

On my own, I’ve discovered so many ways to use Pinterest, and I’m still learning the ropes. I love it because it’s something I use for myself, and it’s a wonderful way to connect with people who have the same interests. My boards consist of information, period fashion, research, and writing prompts for my historical fiction writing. I also keep boards of some of my favorite places, my style, and what I would love in my garden and jewelry box. There are so many great ideas for almost any need – baby showers, party ideas, crafts, and on and on. I also love keeping a recipe board. Last night I tried one of the recipes that I have pinned and hubby loved it! I feel I have a whole new recipe book.

Garlic Chicken Parm with Spinach
Photo by Loree Huebner

You can view my boards HERE.

I know many of you are Pinterest users and know all about it, but if you haven’t joined. I highly recommend it.

I want to thank my daughter for encouraging me to join from the start, and I also want to thank Dora Hiers over at Seriously Write. Thank you, Dora! Your posts helped me get over myself and join Pinterest. It is now something I really enjoy doing – browsing and pinning.

Are you on Pinterest?

What do you enjoy most about it?

If not, why not?

Between you, me and the gatepost,


Loree Huebner
Writing with one foot in the past...
On Twitter - @LoreeHuebner

On Instagram - @lunapickles
On Pinterest - pinterest.com/loreehuebner



Karen Lange said...

I am on Pinterest but haven't been as active lately. It's a wonderful site with great ideas and resources. Hope you are felling better! :)

Terri Tiffany said...

I was just thinking about you and wondering how you were feeling. I am sorry for the pain and slow recovery. As v to Pinterest, I joined a long time ago and didn't use it. Focusing now on Twitter and Goodreads. :)

Anne Love said...

I love Pinterest Loree! And it's been fun to find you there. I like it for inspiration and decluttering my life. I used to keep files and cut-outs, but no more saving little shreds torn from magazines! Pinterest doesn't collect dust and I love that!! :)