I am the last one to claim to be “techno-savvy” or sharp enough to utilize all of the social media tools available to expand your network (have you “linked-in” your FB page so it updates every time you tweet something new?)
Having said that (and shown my ignorance by that last string of words), there is one social media tool that I have fallen in love with – both as a writer and as a dreamer of better things. Every night, before I go to bed, I spend about five minutes on this platform. It always makes me feel lights, happier, and more optimistic that my life will soon transform into the images I found and selected.
Have you guessed what it is? Pinterest.com
Pinterest is just like a vision board or scrapbook. But instead of tearing up magazines and using glue sticks to create your dreamboard, you do it online.
You can create as many boards on Pinterest as you want. As you start playing with it, your imagination is guaranteed to explode in ways you could never dream of. And isn’t that the point of a dreamboard?
Do you fantasize about traveling to exotic locals or even famous landmarks? You can pin photos taken by professional photographers and amateurs of those places. Looking for ideas for a home project? Interior decorators have discovered this fabulous tool and are more than willing to share their tips and solutions.
The possibilities are endless…which is the very reason why I love to pin!
Pinterest is also great to connect with other like-minded dreamers. You can share posts, even pin your own photographs! There are many businesses now that are using it as another way to market, but you just skip past those and feast your eyes on the glorious pictures.
Check out Pinterest and let me know if you agree with me. And you can even check out my boards at http://pinterest.com/kathryneriksen.
And be sure to let me know about your boards – let’s see if we can pin together and create something magical!