Sitting on the couch last night, I handed Bearhands the remote and started catching up on the day’s social media. Joe Hockey was handing down the budget and the inevitable commentary started to appear in my Facebook feed. The unsolicited political rants and the shame of having made an arse by sharing a story about a Chinese miner who supposedly survived 17 years trapped under ground earlier in the evening soon chased me over to Pinterest. It’s such a lovely place over there. There’s delicious food, clever crafting, ideas for making sight words less dull, idyllic holiday destinations, inspirational quotes and loads of pretty, pretty things. Plus there’s the other reason to like it: I’m yet to embarrass myself over there.
I love making neat little collections of pins. I have a board for the dreaded princess birthday party I’ll be forced to throw this year. I pin ideas for the pool area that we will one day save the money to build in the backyard. I pin fabulous photography ideas in the hope that my skills will improve via osmosis.
I started thinking about the many clever Australian bloggers who are creating great recipes, beautiful crafts and writing beautiful tutorials. My Pinterest feed is fairly heavy in American content and I got to thinking that it would be nice to increase the Aussie component of my feed. Ever have one of those ideas that you just can’t get out of your head? This one just wouldn’t depart. An Australian Pinterest link party – one where pinners could come to find inspiring content and bloggers could share their crafty/tasty/helpful posts and be pinned. What the hell? I think it’s a good idea and my judgement is always spot on!
The lowdown on the I’m Pinning Around Link Party:
- The party will start every Wednesday morning and close at midnight on Thursday. All welcome.
- Bloggers: if you’d like to join in: share one post that you think is perfect for Pinterest, then browse the other posts, find two that interest you, visit the site and pin directly from the original post.
- Readers: I hope that this will be a fun way to find some new blogs to enjoy.
- Each week I’ll choose a few of my favourites to showcase the following week.
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If you’d like to spread the word, please feel welcome to grab the I’m pinning around button.
In hindsight, I cannot help but look back and realise that the Chinese miner story was a hoax. The man apparently lived on rice, rats and phosphorescent moss. I’m just counting my blessings that I was alerted to the ruse before I shared the story about the boy found in Borneo who had been raised by orang-utans. Now that was a story!
are you on Pinterest?
ever made an arse of yourself on the internet?
Please leave a link to your Pinterest profile in the comments and I’ll follow you.