You’ve no doubt heard of Pintrest – half bulletin board, half social network. I first heard of it from designers and artists, people who enthused about having a chance to have multiple design inspiration boards for their online scavenger huntings. It sounded very nice, for them. As for me, I wasn’t in a place where paint and composition were whispering in my ear and I passed it by.
Something clicked, though, and I’ve realized it is much more than design inspiration. It is visual bookmarking.
Imagine, for instance, a single place to store all your science experiment links. A place to display all the homemade Christmas tree ornaments that you were thinking of making. A visual guide to all the ideas for your next trip. A board for the cool charts that you’d like to make to teach your kids chores/constellations/history.
With Pintrest, you can ‘pin’ any website you like as long as there’s an image. And these days, there’s almost always an image with a link.
Right now I’m pinning exercise ideas, motivational quotes, geeky humour, style ideas, homeschooling inspiration, and even photos that slow me down and invite me on a mental vacation.
Find me here.