Saturday, 23 May 2015

discovering the Pinterest widget maker

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Discovering the Pinterest Widget

As I mentioned in my last post - I am a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to using all the tools available on the internet. There are so many plug-ins and analytics tools and gadgets and widgets and so on and so forth. It swamps me a bit and I tend to err on the side of "less is more".

While I was playing around with the Pinterest Analytics tool that I only just discovered (yes I am a bit slow on the uptake) I also saw the Pinterest Widget maker and wondered what it did. 

midlife blog cresting the hill
discovering the Pinterest widget - better late than never

I clicked on it (expecting it to be the Pinterest logo button but it was much prettier than that). So, once again, I went to good old faithful Google and had a look and found all the info I needed here on the Pinterest Widget Builder (of course!) It puts a really nice link to my Pinterest page on my blog - as you can see off on the side bar towards under my Archives, and it updates itself with my latest pins so it's always fresh. 

I love discovering other Pinterest boards that reflect what I like to pin so it's been a really nice addition to my blog page (well I think so anyway) and it's also taught me that a "Widget" and a "Gadget" are pretty much the same thing - another little piece of info I didn't know....

My blog is almost six months old - boy hasn't time flown?? I have more time now that I'm not working - so it's time for a bit of a freshen up and re-vamp and this is the first little step along the way - stay tuned for my new look next week!

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    1. thanks Claudette - it looked pretty - and I like pretty :)

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  2. Interesting.... I will check it out! And don't worry... you're among other dinosaurs...

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    1. Thanks Margaret - and my husband went looking for your e-book (win-win!)

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  3. Right with you, as far as having lots to learn and needing to re-vamp some things on my blog. Can't wait for your new look! Happy weekend!

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    1. I loved yours when you did a revamp - I'm a bit tired of green so I thought a freshen up would be nice - hopefully I won't break anything :)

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  4. Oh thank you Leanne! I didn't even know it existed. I have only been blogging for about 3 months so still trying to absorb the enormous amount of information I keep seeing. Thanks again. Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty

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    1. My pleasure Sue - I thought it looked pretty and I like finding fellow Pinteresters :)

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  5. I love changing things up on my site. It's like moving the furniture around your house and giving it a whole new look! I have a great blogging tips board on pinterest.com/rm29303!

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    1. Hi Rena - I like the idea of shifting the furniture - and I just followed your Pinterest board!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this. I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing on Pinterest! Looking forward to seeing your changes!

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    1. Thanks Lana - I love Pinterest for all the pretty pictures but thought I should start using it a little more "intentionally" - hopefully I'll figure it out as I go along!

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  7. Wow, I didn't even know this existed! Thank you! I will try to get this done today!

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