When I was a teen I used to store all the things I treasured in decorated binders. Any meaningful piece of paper, beautiful picture, magazine article, DIY ideas, quotes, song lyrics…. anything I loved and wanted to preserve.
I would insert them in different sheet protectors, label the clear sheets according to generic group categories, and put these into a folder embellished with stickers or beautiful pictures with clear contact paper on top 🙂
In my view, Pinterest© is a modern version of an old habit, and they managed to take it beyond!
Let’s define a couple of terms you may not yet know:
“Pinterest” is an online pin board to collect and share what inspires you.
“Pins” are individual images considered worthy of sharing with others or saved for future references.
“Boards” are collections of pins organized around a common theme defined by the user. YES, you define your own boards with the names you like… you can be creative, it’s yours!
Pinterest users can follow other users’ boards, and like or “Repin” the shared images.
An interesting point is that a Private Board can also be created only for the user’s individual reference.
Nowadays, instead of reading paper magazines, most of us surf the web. Most probably we will not print many of the things we like, but for sure we would “pin” them on a “board”!
This allows us not only to keep what we like but share it with others.
Another good thing is that you can pin what somebody else wrote or published, and you can also pin something you want to share with the world.
Let’s say you have a great recipe, décor or craft idea; you can just take a picture, upload it and write something about it. You can have your own blog, for example, about the places you travelled, and pin them in your “travel” board.
The same way that you can re-pin others’ ideas, so they can do with yours. I pinned a craft I made and somebody re-pinned it – it’s such an amazing feeling! 🙂
Keep the Things You Love Organized, Pin them!