I’m addicted to Pinterest. Shhh! Don’t tell anybody!
But how’s a person supposed to resist those delectable cookies and savory soups filling the screen? Or how about those comfy looking spaces that just cry out to a reader to curl up with a great book? And, oh, those delightful rustic cabins with the rocking chairs on the back decks overlooking mountains and sunsets and towering trees …imagine the inspiration for a writer! What’s a person to do?
Have you investigated Pinterest? What do you think? Do you agree with me?
If you have never visited Pinterest (really? How is that possible?), essentially Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board or scrapbook… a place to collect ideas. Maybe you enjoy collecting creative recipes for your culinary pleasure, scoping out the perfect vacation destination, or hunting down DIY instructions. Whatever your interests, you’ll find inspiration along with plenty of pictures there.
Just to give you a basic rundown, a “pin” is essentially a picture that bookmarks and references the original source. You can upload your own pictures, pin from websites or blogs, or “repin” other pins. A “board” is where you organize your pins.
Take a moment and pop over to my “bulletin board” and see what the rave is all about. While you’re there, you might want to click the red “follow board” on some of the boards that excite you, but make sure you come back and let me know what you think, OK? 🙂 http://www.pinterest.com/dorahiers/
With the holidays looming closer, I bet you can see how Pinterest might be a gold mine for ideas. Decorating, gifts, recipes…sheesh, I never buy cookbooks anymore. For the most part, I pin and print all my recipes, and then organize them in a binder. Did you see any recipes you couldn’t wait to try? Salivate over any desserts?
Some people unwind by watching TV. Others by scrolling Instagram pictures or Facebook statuses. Next to reading, browsing Pinterest is my favorite hobby.
4 thoughts on “Pinterest…Love it or leave it? By Dora Hiers”
Yikes, Dora! I'm on Pinterest but I'm clearly not using it to its fullest potential! I think I need a remedial course!
lol, I'll be sharing more starting in February on Seriously Write. 🙂
I really enjoy Pinterest. Lately, though, I haven't had time to do anything on it. I love your headings for your boards. Makes me want to go back through mine and re-do them. 🙂
lol, I did just that not long ago. Tried to make them a bit more consistent, but I'll still probably tweak them again. 🙂
I go in spurts, Sandy. Some evenings I never get on because I'm too busy. Other times, I just want to relax and scroll through the pictures. It's almost therapeutic after a particularly challenging writing day.
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