Pin It Forward UK.

Pin It Forward UK 2013

I received an e-mail a month ago from Tina over at Pinterest, asking me if I wanted to be part of the new Pinterest United Kingdom campaign. It surprised me because I didn’t think that anyone paid much attention to my Pinterest boards, but it was a pleasant surprise. Since I like Pinterest, and since a little extra blog exposure is also nice, I said “yes” to participating.

I’m often late (on purpose) when it comes to any & all trends, so when I began seeing people talk about Pinterest on different social media websites, I didn’t jump on it straight away. (This is from someone who didn’t join Facebook until 2008 (I think) and ignored Twitter until very late 2009.) But then, I got lots of invitations to join and since my inbox got filled with invitations, I said to myself, “To hell with it. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” Lo and behold, I was pleasantly surprised.

Recipes. Do-it-yourself tips. Home decoration. Fashion. Beauty. Health & wellness. Quotes. Food. Food. Food. Did I say food? Travel. Travel. Travel. Did I say travel? Expatriate stuff. Child-free stuff. Whatever you’re looking for, it’s there in living color.

Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing the things you love. You can “pin” things from around the web on boards you create, on any topic you’d like. I pin about a few things, but for my blog’s sake, I especially pin things about travelling & expatriation. I have a board devoted to cities or countries I want to visit, interesting sights to see, and anything relating to expatriation.

What’s so great about pins is that I can go back to my boards and, say, find a recipe to try for dinner, or dream about a country or city on my travel/expatriate bucket list. The pins also link back to the source so I can get more details about that recipe I want to try, or that country or city I want to visit.

I’ve used Pinterest for a few months now, and it’s pretty decent. Once you see things you like, you’ll start building up your boards & dreams/wishes/fantasies. Follow me over there, and if you don’t have an account yet, start pinning by clicking on my registration link.

While you’re exploring your newfound addiction checking out Pinterest, check out a Pinterest UK trailblazer – Emma Rose Black of Gohemian Travellers (Pinterest page).

Welcome to Pinterest, inhabitants of the United Kingdom. 🙂

Pin It Forward UK 2013



  1. Annette · May 14, 2013

    Wonderful! congratulations!
    I’m a Pinaholic who recites the Serenity Prayer each time I log on. It’s somewhat therapeutic yet also addictive. 🙂


    • Spinster · May 14, 2013

      LMAO! And thanks. 🙂


  2. tina · May 14, 2013

    Great post (and thanks for the shout-out!). We’re so honored that you were an early-bird Pinner and love the site so much! Keep on pinning and traveling.


    • Spinster · May 14, 2013

      Thank you for the opportunity.


  3. LE Geek · May 15, 2013

    Spinster this is SO ANNOYING. Already checking out other peoples stuff on Pinterest. I love that lady you link too, sexy tattoo’d men, pirates does life get better? Oh yes Tattoo’d men with babies! I’m going to try hard to pretend that i havent discovered this yet.


    • Spinster · May 16, 2013

      LMAO! Enjoy. 😉


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