I’m going to be honest, when I first heard about Pinterest, I wasn’t really a fan.
To me, Pinterest sounded like the internet’s attempt to create the “next big thing” in social media, a vamped up google images. Most likely out of stubbornness if anything; I wasn’t having a bar of it. But boy was I wrong. In actual fact, Pinterest is an organised, creative, motivated, neat-freaks dream!
As far as I go, I’m not your generic Pinterest user, nor am I an incredibly active user, but Pinterest has certainly managed to fill many boredom holes in my life. If I have exhausted all my other options such as having watched every released episode of Game of Thrones or I’ve already emptied the contents of my fridge into my stomach, Pinterest is always there for me when I need distracting entertainment. You will be surprised how quickly you can get lost in the ocean of professional photography.
It is worth knowing that Pinterest does not simply provide beautiful pictures. It can also be a fantastic motivator, be it in finding a new workout, or looking for new craft ideas to get your creative juices flowing. The best thing about all these images is that they provide direct links to wherever in the beautiful land of the internet they came from. This also makes it a fantastic online shopping tool ladies (and gents).
And the best bit? You can categorise every single thing you love in to your own little teeny tiny personalised pin board folders on the internet that don’t take up all your space on your hard drive! Incredible, I know.
One of my favourite ways to use Pinterest is to use my pinned folders as miniature recipe books. You can have just one big recipe folder, or if you have OCD like me, you can split them into breakfasts, dinners, deserts, snacks, condiments, fruit smoothies, artisan breads, homemade alcoholic beverages etc. And none of this “recipe with no picture so you don’t know what it looks like” crap. Every recipe is complete with its own kitchen studio quality image. Again Pinterest saves the day, saving time and bookshelf space.
And ladies, for those of you have those piles of scrap books that contain every amazing white dress you have ever seen in VOGUE cut out and glued on consecutive pages surrounded with love hearts in anticipation for the wedding of your dreams, then look no further. You can use Pinterest to plan and organise that too, and believe me you aren’t the only one. You will seriously find so much amazing wedding stuff.
So jump on it! I promise you won’t regret it, although be careful because it is very easy to get lost in all its amazingness and snap out of it 3 hours later. Happy Pinning!