I have to admit, I’ve been a little slow to the game with Pinterest, the online pinboard social media site that’s swept the nation. Lots of my friends have been loving it for years, but in the past, I’d go to the site and scratch my head trying to figure out how it could be useful to me.
I recognize that it might have social-media value, in terms of upping my visibility on the internet or drawing people to my website. I even have a Pin something on Pinterest square on my Bingo board . (That made my friend, Aby, an expert-level Pinterest user, laugh.)
This year, I finally get it. In the past month, I’ve been using Pinterest for three different projects, and I’ve been benefitting from a friend using it:
In addition, my friend Geralin Thomas, who does wardrobe consulting, has created a pinboard just for me. She adds outfits she thinks would look good on me. I can just pull it up on my phone when I’m shopping. It’s heaven!
Now that I’ve gotten over whatever barrier was making me resist Pinterest, the possibilities are opening up. I can see using it to:
If you’re on Pinterest, my name there is simply Janine Adams. Feel free to follow my boards!