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Pinterest Party – Bloggers Meet & Greet

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Last night I attended the Pinterest Meet & Greet party in London. Pinterest are working on spreading the Pinterest word here in the UK so invited lots of bloggers to a party in London. It gave all of us bloggers a chance to meet with other people, both from within our own blogging community and those who write about other areas of interest. Plus we got free food & drink – what’s not to love about that?!

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Upon arrival I was given a name badge & a goodie bag, which contained tokens for some very delicious looking cocktails & a Pinterest t-shirt! Awesome! Then I stopped by the bar to get myself sorted & grab a red wine. I met up with someone who I’d chatted with at the previous Pinterest event. We had a quick chat & he then introduced me to some other pinners. After talking about our blogs, I ventured off to have a mooch about. Here’s what I found: Sweets & flowers!

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FlowersThe Make Lounge were also there with a cake pop decorating stall & a shot glass decorating stall. After a while, we were given a talk by Evan Sharp, co-founder of Pinterest. His speech was really interesting, as he explained the background to Pinterest and how it’s grown over the years. It was really touching to see how a simple idea can grow into something so amazing!

Evan Sharpe

After a little bit more chatting, well it was a meet & greet, and finding out about some new changes to Pinterest it was time to head home. It was a lovely evening and I got to meet some great bloggers, The Magic Bean and Poires au Chocolat – well worth checking out their blogs & Pinterest boards!

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Pinterest Blogger Meet

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Last week I was invited to a Pinterest event where they meet bloggers to discuss what we like, what we dislike & any features that we’d like to see. It was lovely to be invited and meet people behind the Pinterest team. I’ve been on Pinterest for a number of years now & I love it. I use for inspiration, collecting beautiful images and sharing things that I want! I also like seeing an insight into the different things that people like and it’s a great way of finding new designs, new styles and new craft projects.

PinterestI’ve discovered quite a few online shops & ideas from following people on Pinterest and it’s a great way to spend some time, looking at all the pretty things! And yes, I also have the app on my phone, for all those pinning emergencies!

At the gettogether with Pinterest, I met up with Edith and a few other bloggers. We chatted about things we don’t like, like the ‘Do you want to see your pin?’ box that flashes up after you’ve pinned an image – What is the point of that?! We also spoke about things we like, for example the recent change to the layout and the ability to analyse your boards. Then we spoke about the future of Pinterest. I had no idea that they were still quite a small company. As a long time user, I had imagined them being huge! But they’re still just a couple of people who are passionate about beautiful images and they’re keen to work with bloggers more. Hopefully, I’ll be working with Pinterest a little bit more in the future, which is fine with me! I am a huge fan of Pinterest and think everyone should be on there – share the pretty!