Sunday, November 27, 2011

{the power of pinterest ...}

Now, I'm sure most of you don't need any coaxing, you've already discovered the wonders of Pinterest and are hooked like me! This year blogging has changed in terms of our ability to scour the internet for the perfect images, and much of that is thanks to Pinterest. And it's not just for bloggers! It's a wonderful place to collect your inspirations in an organized way. If by chance, you haven't yet hopped over to the other side ... here's a fun little example of the powers of Pinterest.

I 'googled' vs. searched on pinterest the same exact terms and compared the results side by side. Here goes ... googling 'vignette':


What the??

And Pinterest:


Now we're talking! That's more like it :)

Googling 'sparkle':


And now Pinterest:


What a difference!

Gold on Google:

Versus Pinterest:



That was fun! You should try it some time.

Now if anything was still holding you back, I hope you are convinced!! If you are already signed up on Pinterest you can follow me here. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy pinning :)

26 comments:

The enchanted home said...

This is the best post on pinterest I have seen! So on the mark.....and makes one heck of a beautiful argument for it. Recently discovered it and it is a lot of fun!

Things That Inspire said...

I waited until the new house was done before delving into Pinterest, fearing that it would become a time consuming addiction. So glad I waited - but now I am so glad to have become a part of this amazing community! It is truly wonderful for someone who is as visually inspired as me.

Rai @ Raiana S. Design said...

Love Pinterest, obviously...how could you not? its clearly female oriented, but even my husband finds cool things he likes! He calls it "the girls version of imgur." LOL
So cool to see its usefulness when you show it as a direct comparison like that!
I never really get content from google images searches - i have been collecting/HOARDING images for years now and have 100's of files filled to the max...but it makes it impossible for me to give credit where credit is deserved when i have a 5 year old image and no idea whose it is or where it came from anymore - it is so incredible how pintrest almost always brings you to the source, or at least makes it SO much easier to track the source down. Such an invaluable tool! I am glad i jumped on that right away - i notice through facebook it has become HUGE amongst everyone and anyone....its not just designers artists and bloggers at all anymore. In a month it went from no one knowing what i was talking about, to everyone talking about it and using it.

Happy Holidays!
Rai xo
http://raianashanesedesigns.blogspot.com

The Sister Sophisticate said...

Yes ma'am! I know what you mean. Not a day goes by that I do not visit pinterest. Luckily I am not web-sensed from it at the job either. I have not started my own yet, but I soon will!

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Believe it or not, I'm one of the few who has not visited Pinterest. I know that it would be too addicting, and I already spend far too much time on the computer! You make a good argument, though. I might actually save myself a lot of time researching my posts.

Karlita said...

I know.. I love pinterest as well! I think "we bloggers" own most of it! Now.. what would we do without it? I can't even imagine!

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

I love pinterest!! My mom even uses it now haha And I am now following you on pinterest too :) xo

quintessence said...

Totally agree - LOVE Pinterest!! I still haven't organized my boards as I would ultimately like (kind of like my office) but at least it's all in one place!!

Splenderosa said...

Completely agree. I never thought I would use something like this, but I'm not only searching for images, but actually "pinning" images to my own boards rather than sharing on my blog. It cannot replace blogging, but is a source beyond compare for all us visual girls. I'm wondering what's next? xx's

Erica M. said...

Love that you put it up against google. I never thought of it that way but it so true!

Tammy@InStitches said...

I'm hooked ! Following you now.....

Preciously Me said...

Beautiful !
Pinterest is a kind of world of feminine and precious pictures ♥

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Yes, that's the difference between a computer program and the human eye! Love it!

The Zhush said...

yup! You are brilliant! I love this side by side comparison, Pinterest should hire you for PR!xx

Kathysue said...

Love this comparison Nancy! It is so true Pinterest has changed the blogging world immensely and for the good I think! although my pin boards are growing faster than my blog so I am not sure what is going on there. It is so much faster and easier to scan for images over there. It is a pretty addictive site, but I think it is a good addiction, lol,
Kathysue

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Agree! And the more we all pin (and label our images well,) the better it will be.

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Clever Nancy! Love Pinterest as well! (except when the credit doesn't go back to the original designer or magazine - just from one blog to another.)

modern jane said...

This post made me giggle. How lucky are we to have pinterest!? I'm sharing a link to this on my blog today! :)

Blayne Beacham said...

What a cool comparison! I love Pinterest!

sonia daigle said...

I love PINTEREST!
In no time I got hooked and more followers!
From your new follower here and there Sonia, xo

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Ha! What a great comparison...I basically couldn't live without Pinterest- so much pretty in one place!

Sheila @SZInteriors said...

What a great post, Nancy. Oh the days before Pinterest! The hours spent searching, and researching, and then searching one more random way to get relevant images on Google... Pinterest is relevant, real time, and a community all of its own!

Rosa @ FlutterFlutter said...

Haha! I love this Nancy! Great idea for a post! Pinterest images definitely reflect the audience, don't they!

Samantha @ Black Velvet Chair said...

Okay I am interested and heading over to printrest now! Thanks for that :) X Samantha

Natalie said...

Love Pinterest! As a designer , I am always clipping and saving inspiration, now I can do it virtually and organize it visually as I would with paper! My only wish is that it have a otion to make certain boards private, that would be a big + 4 Business. You can follow me @ http://pinterest.com/​WSVDesign/.

Danielle Hardy said...

Yup! just a slight difference between the two!! haha.. LOVE pintrest... scratch that.. more like OBSESSED!

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