Tuesday, April 10, 2012
What's the Incessant Interest in pInterest? A to Z Blogging Challenge
I know, it's a stretch...but I couldn't fit it anywhere else! Pinterest was a complete surprise to me. I was interested in trying it, but didn't need another thing to occupy my time. I heard incessant talk about it. And then read Rachelle Gardener's post about how it could help my writing.
That did it! I had to Initiate my interest by signing up...I was pleasantly surprised. This is what my investigation uncovered:
• Signing up required connection with a Facebook or Twitter account, but the process was simple.
• Some category folders were set up initially to help you store visual images, so you weren't facing a blank slate. You can always change or add to them.
• Pinterest makes it easy to 'pin' a visual to your 'categories', and, if you desire, you can comment on the photos you like.
• There are many categories available in which to browse. If you don't
see what you like, just use the search box. The sky is the limit...
• You can download a 'pin' which you can use to attach any visual you find on the Internet to your 'board.'
So, what's the big idea? Does interest in Pinterest create idle imaginations?
This is what I discovered:
• It doesn't waste my time, but, makes it more productive.
• It's perfect for visual learners
• It helps categorize ideas, photos, lists, interests and projects. Maybe you are planning a wedding, a shower, redecorating your home, or collecting story starters, or possibly buying a new wardrobe because you have lost weight.
• If you are not sure what gift to purchase for a friend...look them up on Pinterest. Their 'style' will shine through, and you will have plenty of choices.
If you wish to join, you do need an INVITATION from someone who has an account. Or, you can wait a few extra days if you don't, and they will send you one. I'll be glad to send you an invite if you leave your contact info in the comment box below. Contact me here on Pinterest, and see my collection of Inspirational sayings.
What have you enjoyed about Pinterest? Or, why are you afraid to join the crowd?