Before today, Pintrest for me was an after thought. Something I did on the weekends when time permitted. I wasn't storing ideas for client projects or collecting recipes to try later. I'd jump on Pintrest and pin whatever caught my eye. No real strategy, no real results. Last night's chat got me thinking about Pintrest as more than just a place for pretty images. If you follow me on twitter, you know that I was liking and re-tweeting almost every point the other designers were making. I couldn't believe that I hadn't thought about Pintrest more seriously before now. As I eagerly anticipated the transcript from the chat being released, I decided to take a look at what I was doing right on.
For starters, I like the stuff that I've pinned so far. There were only a few images or boards that needed to be edited or deleted. I like to present carefully curated information, so my Pintrest boards were not totally out of control.
There was a nice mix of fashion and design, but many of my other interests were not represented. For instance, I love photography and art, but didn't have boards to represent those interests.So, I awarded myself an "A" for Fashion and Design and well, a "F" for other interests.
I also like the people that I've met on Pintrest. I like to follow cool people and to see what they are pinning. Truly, this is where I have excelled on Pintrest. From
Nina Garcia to The Coveteur and I'm definitely following some cool kids. They take me to new places and allow me to have new experiences. Love that! I found this space and sofa on Pintrest today. I love it and will definitely try to fit it into an upcoming design. I like the skirted side tables and patterned rug. The room gets so many things right. So, I can also use Pintrest to brush up on design techniques. Added benefit.
So, as I move into a more active life on Pintrest, I'd like to invite you to join and follow along. I promise not to overwhelm you. Please leave a comment with a link to your own Pintrest boards. I'd love to see what inspires you!
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Beth D. Smith