Pin it Forward UK

My obsession with pinterest began quietly. It was intrigue at first; a couple of people I knew were using it, so I asked one of them to invite me. What I found was a site like no other, one which didn’t require endless hours of reading, but which was simply as many pretty pictures as I could wish for.

I didn’t even think about linking it to my other online exploits at first, although if you visit often you will notice that I have had pinterest buttons on here for some time now. No, originally, it was just a little corner of the web for me to escape to at the end of a busy day, a place where I could simply dream. I have always made collages and scrapbooked, so pinterest seemed like a natural online progression. I think my first board was one simply called ‘Lovely things’ – and it remains one of my favourites.

Pinterest UK

Lovely things

As soon as I began to discover wonderful travel photos on there, I set up a board called Travel– which is a jumbled but rather gorgeous board with everything I love about travel: quotes, travel inspiration, photos of evocative items, and of course some of the places I’ve been.

Travel pinterest


To prevent it from getting totally confused, I also have a board called My Someday Places, which is my visual bucket list. If possible, pinterest has increased my wanderlust – I can easily while away an hour just pinning and sighing: ‘oh, I need to go there!’

Someday Places Pinterest uk

My Someday Places

I was, I thought, a fairly anonymous pinterest user. Loyal, yes, blogger, yes, but really just a user of a site which I personally liked. So imagine my surprise when I was contacted out of the blue and asked if I would be part of the Pin it Forward UK campaign. I immediately said yes. I discovered a real community feel amongst the team behind pinterest and in their relationship with bloggers – this is a totally unique social media site in so many ways, not least in the direct communication between developers and audience.

The team seems genuinely excited and enthused about the possibilities of the site, and it shows a real commitment to a growing audience that time and effort has been put into a UK launch.

One of the best things about this campaign is that it has introduced me to some brilliant fellow bloggers, one of whom is Frankie, aka Bird, who writes the blog As the Bird Flies. Head on over and take a look; she writes wonderfully and is the next travel blogger to take up the #pinitforwarduk baton.Of course, you can also find her on pinterest here.

If you haven’t yet discovered pinterest, why don’t you come and join me and find out just why I’m waxing lyrical about it? I can’t wait to connect with more people and discover even more pinteresting things!

Pin It Forward UK 2013


    • That’s exactly what it’s like πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Elle, I’m now following yours too!

  1. I’m so glad to hear that Pinterest started out (and continues to be) your Internet place of solace after a busy day. We’re so honored to have join us in the campaign as you’re a wonderful advocate for Pinterest! Thanks so much for all your kind words and the Pinterest team is thrilled to hear that you’re appreciating the new UK site. Looking forward to all your fantastic pins!

    • Thank you for inviting me to be part of the campaign!


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