Pin It and Do It: A Pinteresting Challenge – October

Posted 24 September, 2012 by Trish in Crafty / 27 Comments

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October is right around the corner which also means the holidays are going to be here soon. If your Pinterest boards are overflowing with goodness to be made, I hope you’ll join us for the October edition of Pin It and Do It.

New to the Pin It and Do It Challenge? No problem! The challenge is simple: Make something(s) you pinned on Pinterest. Doesn’t matter if you pinned it last year or yesterday–and no one is going to split hairs if you pin something just so you can check it off for the challenge. The only caveat is the item must be completed in October.

If you’re foggy on the purpose of Pinterest, I briefly discuss in the Round 1 intro post. Of course if you have questions, ask away! And to give you more of an idea of how you can use Pinterest, check out my Pinterest Boards.

Pin It and Do It: A Pinteresting Challenge

The Details (shamelessly the same as May and August):
1. To participate you will choose your level and then make (or do) that amount of pins during October 2012. Challenge ends October 31st.
2. Report back on your Pin It and Do It success. On October 1st I’ll post a linky for you to link up. Ideally this will come in the form of a blog or tumblr post. Or you can post about it on Facebook or Flickr if you don’t have a blog or tumblr. Or create a board on Pinterest for this challenge. If none of the above, report your success in the Wrap-Up Post comments.
3. Anyone is welcome to join. If you need an invite to Pinterest, let me know your email address and I’ll send an invite.

The Levels:
Timid Pinner: 1-3 Pins
Pinterested: 4-7 Pins
Pin Obsessed: 8+ Pins

Some Pinterest Etiquette and Courtesies:
–If you create a pin from a post, make sure you are pinning the true URL of the post and not the main website so folks can easily find the link again.
–When you create a pin, try to include the website in the description of the pin.
–Do not include the entire recipe or instructions in the pin description.
–If you embed a pinned picture on your own blog, make it clear that it is not your original picture–a link back to the original blog post is always appreciated.

And other little tidbits...this does not have to be a food or crafting challenge. Saw an interesting photography lesson? Click! An outfit you’d love to put together? Yup! Organizing idea for around the house? Go for it! A workout Regiment? Kick butt! Really this challenge is endless–you just need to tell us what you pinned and what you did. Make sure to note the original pin wherever you complete your wrapup (or if you do progress reports) to give the originator credit and make the pin easy for others to find.

Sound like fun? Totally stress-free y’all.

Sign up below and I hope you’ll help me spread the word. I’ll be using #PinitDoit on twitter.  

Starting lines goes up on October 1st but feel free to get an early start if you can’t wait.

Hurrah!! Happy Pinning…and Doing!

27 Responses to “Pin It and Do It: A Pinteresting Challenge – October”

  1. I’m already going through my pins to choose which ones to do and how many! Just for clarification: I suppose the pins will serve as an inspiration, meaning the end result (especially in cooking) may be slightly different from the original pin.

  2. If ever there was a time when something could persuade me to join Pinterest (which I’ve adamently avoided), it would be this time of year. That button just kills me and makes me want to go crazy on crafts.

    • Ok, will see if I have anything else I want to try, then decide. I saw this mentioned last night after I finsihed making the jam I’d pinned, so not too far off.

  3. I’m so in….so ridiculously in. I’m going for obsessed this time. Will post and link soon. The button is the cutest!! (How do you make those buttons, by the way?)

    • I use picmonkey to make all of my buttons. Maybe one of these days I’ll do a pull-back so you guys can see the work in progress. I just put the pumpkin on black fabric and then mess with filters in picmonkey. Same with the cupcake picture!

  4. Me me me!

    And @ Patty-I have found I am not capable of following a recipe. I *must* make some sort of change. It is some sort of You Aren’t The Boss of Me syndrome I suspect.

    I’m signing up as obsessed-and hopefully this will wake up my poor neglected blog.

  5. I NEED to do this challenge in October, I don’t even dare count the amount of pins I’ve accumulated o__O Thanks for hosting another round, Trish!!

  6. CJ

    Not ready to sign up yet… but dang. You got me signing up over at Pinterest… Just what I need; another distraction. lol

  7. Really you can use Pinterest for any purpose you would like. I personally use it as a bookmarking tools to remember posts that I see here and there with recipes I want to try or quilt patterns I like or photography tips or organizing tips, etc. Some people use it to keep track of books they want to read, places they want to go, exercises they want to try. Really the options are limitless. And it can be a time suck if you allow it to be (just go to browse through to see all the many many things on the website), but really useful if you use it mostly for bookmarking.

    On the Pinterest website you can repin things that others have already pinned. I try to hop over to the pinned website just to make sure it’s not spam before I repin (though I haven’t had too much trouble with spam…). To pin from a website, there is a tutorial here:

  8. Yay! I’m a bit late from the start but I’ll catch up! I’m going for Pinterested level. Thanks Trish for hosting this again!