By now, you’ve probably heard of Pinterest–the newest social networking site that’s all the rage! Pinterest allows you to “pin” pictures and articles from around the web onto your own custom boards. It’s like having your own sets of amazing bulletin boards that other people can see, comment on and share from. I pin at /withelan and /dogreat. For long-distance relationship pins, check out my Love Knows No Distance board. My husband pins too, so it’s not just for girls! You can pin anything from around the web, so guys can feel free to make their muscle car boards or sports boards.
After Amir and I spent a few nights pinning in bed next to each other (each with our own laptop, of course), I was determined to find a better way to pin together. After some playing around, I realized that Pinterest is perfect for long-distance couples. Instead of emailing pictures to each other and then trying to save them in organized folders somewhere, you can pin together.
First, you and your partner must both have Pinterest accounts. Right now, Pinterest is still invite only. You can request an invite and wait a couple of days or I can invite you. Leave the email addresses that need invites in the comments section or use the contact page to submit them to me. If you leave your email address in a comment on this post, I’ll delete it as soon as I send the invite. No spam! :)
Okay, both Pinterest accounts ready? Now, start setting up some boards that you can work on together. Some board ideas:
- Our house for decorating ideas for your future place together.
- Our wedding to share all sorts of wedding ideas from food to venue to music to the dress.
- Future vacations for places you want to travel together.
- My day for each of you to share photos you took throughout the day (in real time). Make sure to include the date in the caption.
- Random for all those funny .gifs and cute pictures.
Adding another person to a board
To make a new board, click “Add +” on the homepage, then “Create Board”. Under “Who can pin?”, choose “Me + Contributors”. Start typing your partner’s name to find them, then click “Add”.
If you already have the boards made, you can go in to them and choose “Edit Board” near the top. Then, simply change the “Who can pin?” setting and save it.
From there, you can each start adding pins and leaving comments. Remember, you can change the caption of the pin even if you’re repinning it from someone else. Amir and I have an “Our House” together since we are currently saving to buy our own place. It’s fun to think about future decorating style. Here is an example of some of our pins (and commentary).
We don’t always agree on everything, but we have a lot of fun discussing the decor! If you’d like to take a peek this board of ours, you can see it here.
What are you waiting for? Get pinning! If you have any good ideas for Pinterest boards you can share with your partner, please let everyone know in the comments. I only provided a few starter ideas. You’re also welcome to share a link to your Pinterest account in the comments. I love new friends. :)