Find out how to create secret Pinterest boards: How to Create a Secret Pinterest Board in 3 Easy Steps
Pinterest is about sharing images, but it’s not all about sharing images. Pinterest can be a very effective tool to keep information organized, sometimes away from the prying eyes of others.
When you’re researching projects on the Internet, how do you save your favorite sites, interesting articles, or ideas for inspiration? You could bookmark each site, but your bookmarks could quickly become overwhelming. Finding the bookmark you want when you need it could take more time than searching for the site all over again.
Instead of relying on bookmarks, you can use Pinterest to refer back to your favorite sites. But just as you may not want the world to know your every bookmark, you may not want the world to know your every pin on Pinterest.
By using secret Pinterest boards you can keep your pins private, helping you make the most of Pinterest.
As of March 2014, Pinterest now allows you to have an unlimited number of secret boards so you can take all of these ideas for secret Pinterest boards and use them without worrying about others discovering your pins.
Ideas for Secret Pinterest Boards
As you peruse the Internet you may come across the perfect gift for a loved one. No need to broadcast that gift to the world, keep your gift ideas to yourself with secret boards.
You may not want the world to know about your secret passions. Let’s say you’re truly a fan of the Bee Gees, Barry Manilow or 1 Direction. Perhaps you dream one day of being a professional juggler. Maybe you’re on a diet but want to collect recipes using your favorite decadent food: chocolate.
Not everyone needs to know your guilty pleasures. Use a secret Pinterest board to collect articles, photos and videos of your indulgent passions beyond the reach of prying eyes.
Planning a special date for a loved one? Compile romantic ideas on a secret board without risk of discovery.
Dreaming of your dream home? No need to upset the neighbors who might start speculating when the For Sale sign will appear on your front lawn. Pin real estate listings to your secret board to imagine living in your own castle some day.
Planning a dream kitchen? While you’re saving your pennies for tackling a home improvement project, save your ideas to a secret Pinterest board.
Whether you’re hunting for a new car or a new pair of shoes, you may not want the world knowing what’s on your list. Use secret boards to organize your possibilities away from prying eyes.
Diet Ideas and Inspiration
Don’t want the world to know you’re trying to lose weight? Create a secret Pinterest board with recipe ideas, diet plans, fitness tips, inspirational quotes, images of fit bodies and other information to help you achieve your goal.
Have a medical issue you don’t want the world knowing about? Create a secret Pinterest board for remedy ideas, articles by others with the same issue, and tips for coping with the issue.
Planning a surprise baby shower? 100th birthday party? 10th anniversary party? Create a joint secret board with your friends to share party ideas without the guest of honor suspecting a thing!
A Baby on the Way!
If you found out the great news that you’re expecting a baby but aren’t quite ready yet to let the world know, you can create a secret Pinterest board for nursery decorating ideas, baby names, and university plans.
Bonus idea: After you’ve shared the joyous news of your pregnancy with others, you can use the board to keep the baby’s gender a secret until the delivery date.
Keep the details of your big day a secret while sharing ideas with your bridesmaids. Make a secret board with ideas for wedding dresses, rings, wedding cakes, shoes, bridesmaid dresses, flower arrangements, decorating ideas and more.
Considering a new logo for your business? Use a secret board to pin logos you like from other companies, logo ideas for yourself, fonts you like and colors that work for you.
Monitor Your Competitors
Keep an eye on the competition with secret Pinterest boards that cover their new products, advertising campaigns, blog posts, news articles and other information.
Prepare for a Meeting/Speech
Have a big meeting or speech coming up soon? Use Pinterest to compile information and research, save anecdotes and inspirational quotes, and organize images so you arrive prepared.
Want to keep your business ideas organized yet private? Pin ideas for a product, advertising, trademark ideas, business plans or other ideas to a secret Pinterest board.
Fantasizing about a new job? No need to let the world know about your career plans. Use a secret Pinterest board to keep track of job opportunities, research potential employers, and save advice from others who have the job you aspire to.
If you’re a blogger or a journalist, pin ideas for future articles to a secret board. Save images, infographics, research and topics to a secret board. Invite others if you collaborate on your articles.
Excited about your next vacation destination? No need to let the world know you’re planning to escape to Fiji for a Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous-type holiday. Let your imagination run wild to the wilds of Zanzibar without anyone questioning your intentions.
Add a map to your secret board to locate your pins. See, Pinterest Place Pins – Your Inspiration for Your Next Destination! for information on how to add maps to your pinboards.
Enjoy this SlideShare presentation of inspirational and creative ideas for secret Pinterest boards:
Have you ever used secret Pinterest boards? What have you used secret Pinterest boards for? Have you ever used group secret Pinterest boards? Let us know in the Comments section below!
* Gift image courtesy of asenat29
* Chocolate Sundae image courtesy of The Culinary Geek
* Romantic Date image courtesy of Mick T.
* Dream Home image courtesy of UGArdener
*Dream Kitchen image courtesy of Susan Serra
*Strawberry Cupcake image courtesy of balookey
*Grace Kelly Wedding image courtesy of Laura Loveday
* Beach chair image courtesy of Pam Morris