I opened an account with Pinterest—a site that advertises itself as an online pinboard that helps organize and share things I love.
Do I like it? To tell you the truth, I’m not sure. As with most social networks, there’s a balance between whether it’s helpful or just a time waster. In the back of my mind, I think it might increase exposure for my writing and books, but I don’t know just yet, as I’ve been on it for less than a month.
As music inspires me to write, beautiful pictures also inspire me, and that was the initial draw to Pinterest. It’s akin to flipping through a stack of magazines I enjoy – only I don’t have to pay a subscription.
So far, I have twelve boards, ranging from my favorite poisons to New York scenes to art I love. You need to request an invitation to join, which I thought was a strange formality, though it didn’t take long to get signed up after being accepted.
As I don’t really enjoy writing about myself, I find “telling” my story through pictures easier. Perhaps you might too.
Here’s my link if you’re interested to see my boards.
So…are you on Pinterest and do you find it helpful?