Lent by Catholic Icing - Catholic Pinterest Board of the Week

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Wow, it’s been a giant week for this Catholic pinner with major growth for a few of my boards, the christening and launch of my CatholicPinner Twitter Feed (kudos to my buddy Ashley Collins for my cool logo design there!) We’re seeing a great amount of incoming traffic to CatholicMom.com thanks to Pinterest, which reminds me to tell you that despite all of the conversation about not pinning other people’s graphics onto boards, you are welcome to pin any image that you see here at CatholicMom.com. We are being very careful to select and use images that are free to be distributed, so we welcome your pins of our content as a way to help spread the word about our site’s resources.

On the topic of Pinterest and blogs and usage of images, I’ve started a Pinterest Information & Ideas board which I will be sharing content related to the effective use of Pinterest. If you see something that would be a good fit there, please @me and let me know! And be sure to check out Brad West’s great article Is It a Sin to Pin? over at Catholic Tech Talk.

Now, to this week’s Catholic Pinterest Board of the Week. My selection for this week is Lacy Rabideau’s Lent Board. Many of us already know and love Lacy from her amazing CatholicIcing.com site. On her amazing Lent board, you’ll find activity ideas, printables, crafts, recipes and more to help bring the season of Lent alive for your family. I love Lacy’s ideas because they are simple and easy to implement, and yet amazingly spirit-filled. Be sure to follow all of Lacy’s boards at http://pinterest.com/catholicicing/ 

Lent Board by Catholic Icing's Lacy Rabideau

Lent Board by Catholic Icing’s Lacy Rabideau – Click to follow

One final treat for you — our good friend Allison Girone of the Catholic Pinterest Group Board has kindly agreed to offer a weekly pointer for us on how to use some best practices to enjoy and effectively employ Pinterest. Here’s this week’s tip from Allison:

When you receive an email notification from Pinterest saying that someone is following you, in turn you don’t have to “Follow All” of their boards. If you are only interested in some of their boards, just follow those specific boards of your shared interests. It’ll make Pinterest more manageable and pertinent for you.

If you’re a Catholic using Pinterest, please drop a link in the comments below to share your boards. Also, I’d love to hear about why you love Pinterest and how you think this latest craze might be used to spread the Good News.

Lisa M. Hendey loves Pinterest and can be found at http://pinterest.com/lisahendey/

Pushpin image courtesy of Darren Hester

 

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Lisa Hendey is the founder and webmaster of CatholicMom.com and the author of The Grace of YesA Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and is a frequent television and radio guest and host. Visit her at LisaHendey.com. Follow Lisa on Twitter @LisaHendey and "like" her on Facebook @LisaMHendey.

6 Comments

  1. I’ve been pinning, but seem like such a novice with it. Just not enough time in my day to do it all. Love the tip from Allison as I didn’t know I could select specific boards to follow and not do all for a user. And, I love Lacy’s ideas and look forward to going through her pins.

    You can find me pinning on occasion here:

    http://pinterest.com/lauraoinak/

  2. Laura thanks for your comment! I think having Allison give us tips each week will teach us all a ting or two about using Pinterest efficiently. Like you, I have limited time for it, so I’m trying to be as efficient as possible with my visits. And agreed on the Love of All Things Lacy – she’s amazing!

  3. Thanks for sharing about the Pinterest Information and Ideas board. I’ve been following all of the chatter over copyright infringement and look forward to learning more from the sources that will be gathered there. I also am eager to learn from all of Allison’s tips and pointers!

    I find that Pinterest is an excellent tool for our family’s homeschool and domestic church. You can find my boards here: http://pinterest.com/threesidedwheel/

  4. Kate Daneluk on

    http://pinterest.com/mmpray2x/

    I find that Pinterest really appeals to our Making Music Praying Twice parents. I think it isolates and organizes the information sharing of facebook while limiting the personal remarks, political arguements, and games and apps. Perfect for busy moms who want the tools and who may view the rest as distracting or a waste of time.

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