I'm seriously enjoying Pinterest.
You know about it by now. A virtual pinboard, Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find online in a visual way. I love having the ability to create a bulletin board of bookmarks vs. a text list in my browser, because after a while, I forget about what I bookmarked in my browser unless I review it often. Even then, it's a list of words that, if not titled descriptively enough, lose their meaning over time, and I forget why I am interested unless I click through. (I realize I could be proactive and organize my bookmarks better).
Pinterest, on the other hand, is a visual system where all I need to do is look at a board I created for a certain category to instantly remember what I bookmarked. I don't need a title for a craft project to jog my memory: a picture of the final result works perfectly.
Pinterest seems to be the most popular among women who are into decorating, crafts, fashion, cooking, or entertaining. Then there are the ladies planning weddings. My goodness, Pinterest is probably one of the best wedding planning tools to come around in a long time.
Me? So far, I am using it mainly to organize craft or home projects I want to try, fashions I wish I had in my closet, food I want to make, books I want to read. I also have a board for my own photographs.
I've definitely taken action on some of my pins. I tried a fabric version of the wallpaper dresser tutorial from my to make board, whipped up a few batches of refrigerator pickles from my to eat board, took some cues on how to cut my hair from my hairstyles board, and bought several books that I have pinned on my to read board.
From a purchasing standpoint, Pinterest is a great wish list tool. It makes it easy to mark a potential purchase and allow yourself to think about it for a while before shopping. At the very least, the item can continue to offer inspiration.
Pinterest is fun! Give it a try! If you would like an invitation, let me know and I'll send one your way.
Already on Pinterest? What's your favorite way to use it? how has it changed your online experience?