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Susan Adcox

Grandmothers Embrace Being Pin-Up Girls

By September 18, 2011

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I decided to check out Pinterest after three of my grandmother friends blogged about it. The name comes from the site's function as a virtual corkboard, where you "pin" items of "interest," but I discovered that the true meaning of the name is that your interest will be pinned to your computer for hours on end.

Pinterest is great for saving items that interest you--quotations, recipes, items to buy--just like you might use a pinboard in your home. Opening an account and creating your first board takes just a few clicks. You can then pin images from the Internet to your board. You're not stealing content because the link stays with the image. Pinners are asked to link to the original sources. Besides pinning items that you find online, you may also repin items from the boards of other users.

I've created boards for grandchild gift ideas. I hope I hope to plump up my gift lists for grandchildren as well as making my own Christmas shopping easier.

If you're still fuzzy on the concept, check out the pinboards of my blogging friends, Lisa from Grandma's Briefs, Grandma Shelley of Grandma's Little Pearls and Laura from Adventures in Juggling. Feel free to take a look at my site, too, though it's still in development.

If you decide to become a pin-up girl (or guy), don't blame me if your bills go unpaid and your spouse threatens divorce. You were warned.

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September 18, 2011 at 7:10 pm
(1) Grandma Kc says:

I think I am avoiding it because I am so afraid I will get addicted and it will eat up all my time! I just feel like I don’t have enough hours in the day as it is.

September 19, 2011 at 6:40 am
(2) grannie annie says:

I have been curious and will take a look. I’m just happy to have to explain what it is all about.

September 20, 2011 at 10:00 am
(3) Grandma Shelley says:

I love Pinterest! I did spend a lot of time there in the beginning because I felt I needed to catch up on what I had been missing. Now it is just a few minutes each day or so to see what’s new.

I love having this resource at my command!

September 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm
(4) GrammyMouseTails says:

I am another that has not tried it out… it took me forever to ‘try’ fb… and I get lost on that forever… my blog & fb is more than I can handle tech wise :)

September 20, 2011 at 11:56 pm
(5) Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs says:

I love this: “the true meaning of the name is that your interest will be pinned to your computer for hours on end.” SO true! But once a few of those pinned ideas are successfully executed, it makes all those hours worth it…pretty much.

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