Hi, there all of you readers in Blog Land. My name is Melissa, and I am a new blogger for http://www.creativeartistry.com. You can eagerly await my posts every Thursday when I will be bringing you tips, trends, tutorials, and even a speed scrap or two. To start, my muse and I would like to send you a little digital inspiration. I don’t know how many of you have viewed your own Facebook profiles or read the feeds of your many friends lately, but http://www.pinterest.com seems to be the next “Big Thing” when it comes to the world wide web. I have had my own Pinterest page for several months now, but recently, I am finding that all types of companies (even digital scrapbook artists) are using Pinterest as a way of publicizing their own materials, coordinating ideas and color swatches, and determining how many “likes” each “pin” may have before coming out with new products. Unfortunately, not all of us are designers, but I have decided that all of us have a use for http://www.pinterest.com.
So you may be asking, “Melissa, what does this mean for me?” Well, I will tell you: if you are anything like I am, you probably have Vision Boards, Creativity Shrines, French Memo Boards, or even just a scrapbook of goodies you would like to purchase for yourself filled with the rather unsightly push pins of blue and yellow (or in my case, several cork boards filled with staples.) Pinterest allows you to create numerous digital boards where you can store those ideas/ pictures that you find anywhere on the web all in one place. Your friends or “Followers” can see your pins, comment, like, and repin. Right now, I have 9 boards ranging from clothing I want to own, recipes I wish to try, personal retreats, art I love, and innovative ways to revamp my herb garden. The possibilities are as wide and varied as your imagination allows.
So, for Thursday’s Tip/ Trend, I would like you all to flood the proverbial gates of Pinterest and create at least 3 boards of your own. Be sure to grab the “Pin It” Button under “Goodies/About” which will allow you to pin any picture on any webpage directly to your own Pinterest boards from your own bookmark toolbar. And who knows, maybe by the end of the week, you will be able to find a link on our own blog to Pinterest.