Lean in close and let me tell you about my latest fun thing: Pinterest! I bet a lot of you have heard of Pinterest, but not so many of you know what it is. Why do I say this? Because I have been on there for quite a while now and I think there is maybe one other kitty there. Everyone else is a human, and a very small percentage are brands. (One of them happens to be World’s Best Cat Litter.)
So you probably want to know exactly what this Pinterest thing is and why I like it so much. Basically, it’s like a big bulletin board or the front of a refrigerator covered with cool images of your favorite thingsÂ â€” anything from faraway places to furniture to food. Your account consists of boards and usually you create one board for each topic. When you see something you likeÂ â€” a story on a website or a blog post or a fun videoÂ â€” you “pin” it, which means you add the link to your board and it is identified by a meaningful image from the article or post that you choose. Like with any other social media site, you can add friends (or you can just add certain boards of your friends), and when you go to Pinterest, you can see what everyone has been pinning to their boards. Usually there are a bunch of great images and links, and if you want to share them with other Pinterest friends, you can “repin” them to your own board.
But what is even better about Pinterest is that you can share your favorite images and links even with friends who are not on Pinterest by adding them to your blog, the same way you would add a YouTube video! So I am going to share some of my favorites with you today.
This one is sadÂ â€” it is a poor kitty being tortured:
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Here is a wild kitty:
Source: Uploaded by user via Sparkle on Pinterest
This is what happens to every cat when it is born:
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I also have a whole board devoted to things my human should buy me. Here are just a few samples, starting with this awesome space ship:
Source: google.com via Sparkle on Pinterest
Source: Uploaded by user via Sparkle on Pinterest
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Source: thecrimsoncrow.com via Sparkle on Pinterest
And this is one of my all-time favorite pins:
Source: confessionsofapsychotichousewife.com via Sparkle on Pinterest
You need an invitation to join Pinterest right now, but they are easy to getÂ â€” just ask me and I will send you one! And if you are already on, add me!
Thanks for explaining Pinterest. We’ve seen it in passing but never investigated it before. It does sound cool. Your images are fun. Hey Sparkle, I thinks that “space ship” looks awfully similar to a litter box…Even though we can’t keep up with what we do now, please send us an invite to join!
Oui Oui says
We’ve heard of it but never knew what it was. Thanks!
Awesome finds, Sparkle! I have seen that kitty fire fighter one a few times recently. Great message.
Great pics! We’ve joined, but haven’t pinned anything yet. We’re just enjoying looking all of the images for now.
Spitty the Kitty says
Sigh. I know all about Pinterest–and I would love to join. But it’s just another thing The Human tells me I Can’t Has right now because she says she can barely keep up with my blog and my friends and her own stuff, as if ANY of “her own stuff” could possibly be more important than what *I* want.
Maybe in the summer, Spitty, she says, and I know what *THAT* means.
Noir the Texas Tabby says
I LOVE the kitty with the firehumangirl….kinda looks like ME. I bet the kitty was happy to be safe!! Some of my human’s friends are on Pinterest—my human even had her blog pinned by somebody….honestly, Tommy (the human) hasn’t tinkered too much on there. Fraidy cat she is—HUMANS!
thanks for the info!!
Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) says
Sparkle I like your wish list. You have good taste!
We always enjoy seeing your pins Sparkle but we missed that last one before – we love it!
We hadn’t joined yet. We still have an invite in our email box.
We love the images you’ve shown, especially the kitty with the firefighter!
I ever enjoy your posts!!!!
Little One says
Love the pictures!!!! Where is the tiarra on the kittie sitting on the throne?
Great Pins! Me has followed yous!
Pricilla - Famous SpokesGoat says
there are some cool finds there Sparkle. The publicist has followed you. I do not pin. I chew cud
I point out stuff I want for my human. She has a nice board called stuff my cat’s want. And it is about me.
I don’t understand the interest in Pinterest, but then I am not a social sharer…Y’all have fun!
I’ve never heard of Pinterest but it’s fun to share images like this. I love the photo of kitty in princess chair. The way this kitty sits…hahaha, so cute!
I love all those kitty pics and things, especially the climbing boxes!
Cathy Keisha says
Just what TW needs, another social media site. My Auntie has been on Pinterest for awhile but we’re resisted joining. Just one more thing to check every morning and another password to remember. She’s confused enough as it is. BTW, this isn’t run by Blogger, is it, so we won’t lose our blogs like Google+?
Nope, Google/ Blogger doesn’t own it. At least not right now. Hopefully they won’t try to buy it.
Fui, Suey and Lishy says
Oh my goodness, how cool is the cat being born?!
Katie Bella says
They ARE adorable..I have to say.
That does look like fun. We would like to join. We need something else to do.MOL. But it does look like fun. We like those shelves too. Take care.
Cat's Cats says
Great pictures Sparkle, I love the cat shelves!!!
The Island Cats says
We loved those pictures, Sparkle! We’re not sure about getting on Pinerest just yet. Between blogging and facebook, it seems like we have no time left!!
Hannah and Lucy says
We’ve told Mum all about this and she said “We’ll see”!!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Those are great pictures, Sparkle. Mom says she is intrigued, but slow to “join” things online. But we are sure gonna think about it.
Spunky Doodle and Manny says
These are funny–made me laugh out loud! Love the cat on the throne!
The Kitties of Purring Pines says
Love the pics!
My mum (Jewel) is on Pinterest too and has a pet “board”. I like all these photos, have you uploaded any of yourself?
Whisppy, you need only request an invitation and Pinterest will make you a member within a day or two.
I have a board of some of my favorite blog posts: http://pinterest.com/sparklethecat/favorite-blog-posts-of-mine/. Also a board of some of my Zazzle merchandise: http://pinterest.com/sparklethecat/my-awesome-stuff/
We’ll like to join Pinterest. What do you need?
Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) says
Those are great pictures.