How to Search Pinterest

You’ve decided it’s time for Grandma to leave the 20th century and to step into the 21st, computer-savvy, information age.  You will be amazed at the wealth of information that can enrich your everyday life.  One of my favorite resources for my various interests is Pinterest.


After signing up for this treasure trove of ideas (see previous post), you will be presented with a page of colorful pins on topics that you choose.  You can pin any of those presented by moving your computer mouse over the pin and clicking on the “pin it” icon.  However, if you are looking for a particular subject, move your cursor to the top of the page to the space that says “Search.” Click in the search bar and type in the topic that you want to pursue.  For Christmas I did very specific searches for my grandchildren like:  “most popular gifts for 11 year old girls,” “how to make lip balm,” and “Mindware catalog.”  The resulting searches gave Mrs. Claus all kinds of advice and “how to” instructions for great Christmas gifts for Grandma’s pride and joys.  Have fun!



How to Sign up for Pinterest

Pinterest is a social media bulletin board that allows members to explore various interests from the everyday tasks of cooking and gardening to the more exotic trends in fashion or travel. It is a goldmine of tips, techniques, and ideas for the inquisitive mind.


The process of joining Pinterest is relatively simple if you are connected to the internet and have an email address or a Facebook account.  You are five steps from enjoying the world of Pinterest.

  1.  Type into your web browser.
  2.  The sign-up page will appear and ask if you want to sign-up with your email address or your Facebook account.  Type in the address of your choice and then create a password that will allow you to access your account.
  3. Fill out the form following your password creation with your name, age and gender.
  4. Click on box at bottom of page that says, “Come on in.”  At this point Pinterest will display a number of pictures representing interests and ask that you check at least five subjects which will become your pinterest boards.  You can choose more than five.  Clicking on these topic selections will open hundreds of “pins” on the “interest” that you are pursuing.
  5. Finally, you might like to add the “Pinterest button” to your web browser so that you can pin pictures, articles or websites to your pinterest account.

Happy pinning!

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