Pinterest Does The Rest
June 14, 2012 • comment(s)
I joined Pinterest in 2010. When I first started, I filled my boards with what I thought was my style.
We’re all eager to tell other people who we are.
Not long after that, I looked at my style boards and didn’t find anything that resembled my style, my personal brand or inspired me in any way.
Either you have a similar story, you just joined or you joined a while ago and haven’t found a use for Pinterest yet and I want to help.
Seven simply rad things you can do with Pinterest you can’t do with any other site:
- Dig deep and discover your personal style: Instead of using Pinterest to broadcast recipes and crafties, take your time and only pin things that make you freak out. Whether it’s design, LOLCats or home style, you can curate boards that scream you and your personal style. Take some time, pin slowly, then stand back and absorb your boards as a whole. It sounds ridiculous, but give it time and you’ll have a love-fest with Pinterest, too.
- Find a new way to interact with clients: Graphic designers, interior designers, artists, architects, web developers, or anyone works in any visual, creative field can use Pinterest to put together a vision for a project or share visual direction with clients.
- Set a scene for your next story: Writers can put together visual scenes for stories from places to characters to unique elements characters will interact with. Set your next scene with Pinterest and you’ll be surprised how it comes alive for you on paper.
- Plan an event: Whether you need inspiration for a 1st, 30th or 60th birthday party, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) New Year’s invitations or a cake you can bake your honey for Valentine’s, you’ll find it on Pinterest. My partner Isaiah and I are planning our August wedding and Pinterest has helped us store ideas, find direction and keep organized. If you’re planning an event of any kind, head to Pinterest. It’ll help.
- Schedule meals: Recipes have a natural home on Pinterest and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a Pinterest account that doesn’t have foodie inspiration of some kind. Looking for gourmet finger food to impress your snooty neighbors? Need low-calorie dinners for two? Desserts? Foods of the world? Follow a foodie and never buy a cookbook again.
What are you waiting for? An invite? Find a friend who’s obsessed with Pinterest or send me a @Mention on Twitter. We’ll get you pinning in no time.
Photo: Kate Moross from It’s Nice That on Typeverything