Today's Friday Felicities post is about Pinterest.
Pinterest is an online pinboard where you can save photos and links from the web that you want to share or return to later. I use it in two ways:
- Collecting and classifying online tutorials that I want to use or refer to later. I used to do this via bookmarks on my browser, but when I would look for the bookmark later, I ended up having to click through a bunch before I found the one I wanted. With Pinterest, I can "pin" the tutorial to my Tutorials board and have the photo there to remind me!
- Collecting inspiration, be it for quilting, my personal style revolution (more about that in a later post), or anything else my heart desires.
Like Twitter, you can follow other people, and they can follow you. What you pin gets shared with those following you and/or the board you pin it to.
Are you thinking, "Another online timewaster? I need that like a hole in the head!"? Well hear me out! It's like Flickr Favourites but for the whole web. AND you can categorize stuff so you can find it later. AND you can search for photos of things like colour combinations, shoes, hats, home decor etc. etc. etc.
You can also browse other peoples' boards for inspiration and discovery.
Wanna check it out? Here's where you can see my pinterest boards. If you want an invitation (I think it's still invite-only), email me at felicity DOT quilts AT gmail DOT com and I'll flip you one.