Using ViralTag with Pinterest

Running a site like this means that I should be up on social media. I think I manage to do an okay job running the Pixel Scrapper Facebook page, and when it comes to Twitter...well...I do my best. But my favorite place on the internet, current site excluded, is Pinterest. I just love the constant stream of ideas and jokes and delicious food. My life has certainly become much richer since I joined. These days the thing to do seems to be to bemoan the amount of time spent pinning instead of actually doing stuff, but I find that for myself the time I spend pinning is time well spent. I am always finding ideas to use in designing, or cooking, or just for regular living. I am also always on the lookout for things to help me manage my pinning, it is part of my job after all ;).

Tracking and knowing what's going on with your pins is still a kind of watery area, but a few sites are emerging to help you better manage your pin time. One site that I've been trying out lately is This site actually lets me schedule a bunch of pins at once, so that I don't have to bombard you all at once with the wonderful things I find. Currently I use it mostly to pin things from Pixel Scrapper, but who knows where it will take me in the future.

Do you use Pinterest? Do you find it's a time sucker or an idea giver?


Recent Comments

Jules G. Magana
Jules G. Magana Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:17

OH I fell in love with Pinterest! But it did take me a while, simply because I didn't have a PC just my android which made it hard to pin anything I liked. Now I share Pins with my Besites, and I agree with you Marisa there is so much that will inspire you! I am in my early 30's and I have a LOOOVE for Vintage! Especially make up/ train cases. I find all these beautiful cases, as well as ideas for my OCD issue on organizing my craft "space." Cooking, ideas for the home, and when I am in a overloaded mood, I go pinning and actually relax.

Laura Wellinghoff
Laura Wellinghoff Sun, 11/17/2013 - 22:01

I love Pinterest. My daughter tried to get me on it earlier, but at that point I didn't want to have to be pushed to the new "improved" facebook. So when FB pushed and did it anyways I immediately went and had my daughter send me an invite! We used it for some great tips and tricks for planning my parents 50th Anniversary party, and the items and ideas that were our spring board were well worth it! They were a BIG hit!!! Usually I roam through on Hubby's phone when I can't sleep. Or for getting ideas, yes it's a great tool. Sometimes feel like I'm getting carried away, other times not. My daughter couldn't believe it when she saw I had so many board, 72!

Lisa Mendoza
Lisa Mendoza Sat, 11/16/2013 - 05:04

I agree with Catherine, a board full of pictures is much better than a bunch of bookmarks:) I use Pinterest and I don't think it's a waste of time at all. I get tons of ideas about all sorts of things and it's a good place to store stuff that I want to come back to or things I think the whole world should see. Lol. It also kinda says something about you. What you pin is what you are - like a more true facebook status and in colour too!

debra drummond
debra drummond Fri, 11/15/2013 - 16:31

I have an pinterest addiction lol.

Mersija (Mer-see-ya) Simon
Mersija (Mer-see-ya) Simon Fri, 11/15/2013 - 08:23

I enjoy Pinterest somewhat and i say somewhat because i am not allowing another site to take over my life,lol,once you start pinning you can't stop,so Pinterest is a place i visit when i feel like it or have the extra time.Tho it is a great site for idea's,inspirations and just enjoying the awesome talented work of some there.ViralTag sounds great,however i am not sure at this time in my life that i really would need or use it.
It all sounds great Marisa,have a blast.

Kimberly Faria
Kimberly Faria Thu, 11/14/2013 - 15:22

I LOVE Pinterest! I find I pin mostly recipes though, and you should never get on there when you are hungry.

Trine Secher
Trine Secher Thu, 11/14/2013 - 12:11

Can I just say: I LOVE you Pinterest! I can spend hours there and always get a good laugh along the way.
I am trying to pull myself together and get out there (Pinterest and Instagram) but I think I'll wait 'till I get a new camera.

Tiffany Johnstone
Tiffany Johnstone Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:36

I LOVE it!! I also love that it's another way of social interaction at my own pace.
I also really like being able to see what all of you ladies enjoy by the items that you pin.

Catherine Olson
Catherine Olson Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:45

I find that using Pinterest helps to curb my hoarding like tendencies, haha. There are some things I pin and know that I'll probably never use, but its nice to have them there just in case. But I also find it useful for things I DO want to remember... a pin board full of pictures is much easier to find something in rather than a list of bookmarks.

Sharon-Dewi Stolp
Sharon-Dewi Stolp Thu, 11/14/2013 - 09:42

Almost a year ago I started to use Pinterest and I immediately got hooked. It became part of my daily routine in the morning after having turned on my computer. But also when I'm travelling by train or by bus (which is very often :P) I like to entertain myself by pinning on my smartphone. I definitely don't think it's a waste of time, for it gives me tons of inspiration and it keeps me occupied whenever I have a dull moment. I do notice that some of my boards have too much pins in them, which makes it difficult to find certain pins again. So I guess I'll have to start sorting and naming my pins better ;).

Nadia Slegers
Nadia Slegers Thu, 11/14/2013 - 08:17

I really like printerest. So much to see and it gives great ideas for a lot of things in life. I love pinning! But I also love to visit other peoples boards :-) I think it's not a waste of time because you get creative, think about things and it puts a smile on my face.