The Independent Adoption Center is happy to announce that we’ve joined the enormously popular Pinterest community! We’ve already started a few boards: Open Adoption, containing our favorite adoption related quotes and gifts; Books Worth Reading, full of insightful literature on open adoption; and It’s a boy!/It’s a girl! boards with announcement and gift ideas and the cutest baby photos we can find!
So why use Pinterest?…
Due to it’s visual appeal, it is a great site to spark your inner creativity and at the same time collect all of your ideas in one place and share your ideas with others. It’s a convenient place to plan ahead for parenthood by creating boards for nursery items, baby clothes, birthday/gift ideas, and kid-friendly crafts. It’s especially useful for discovering DIY projects like making you own baby foods. Pinterest can be a way to journal your favorite quotes and pictures about what open adoption means to you, so that you can one day share it with your child.
IAC’s Top Five Reasons to Use Pinterest:
- It’s free sign up. But, the catch is that you need to be invited by someone who already has an account. Start sending flowers and pretty pleases, pronto!
- You can create as many boards as you want.
- You can install the “Pin It” Button, a bookmarklet for your browser, that allows you to pin something from any website you visit.
- You can pin on-the-go with the well-designed Pinterest Mobile App.
- You can link your Pinterest account to your Facebook account so that everything you pin is published to Facebook’s News Feed
The popularity of Pinterest has spread like a wild fire. Launched in 2010, Pinterest now generates more referral traffic than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn, and will soon pass up Twitter. Since January 2012, its percentage of daily visits has increased by 145%. For more interesting Pinterest statistics check out, “The Power of Pinterest” Infographic on TechCrunch.
With all this fuss about Pinterest, I bet you’re curious! Our best advice is to find out which of your friends are on Pinterest and ask them for an invitation. As soon as you create your account, start following the IAC’s boards to get you started!