So, how many of you guys are on Pinterest? I’m addicted! Addicted, I tell you. I’m quasi-organized, a weird hybrid creature; I can be super organized when the occasion calls for it and horribly messy/all over the place if I’m not paying attention. Pinterest clearly applies to the organized part of my soul. I found it when Jennifer Crusie mentioned she had one on her blog.
She uses it for all kinds of stuff, but what really piqued my interest is she uses it to collect images for her books. That’s why I first hopped on the band wagon and I am finding it very lovely and useful for that. I’ve got boards going for three of my books right now. Heir to the Underworld, my YA fantasy romance that I wrote as E.D. Walker. My first (potential) Beth Matthews book Beauty and the Bouncer. And the book that I’m brainstorming for when I finally finish B&B revisions.
The first two boards I made as the books were finished so those were basically just grabbing images I already had saved on my hard drive for the book. But the last book I haven’t really started yet so that board is a huge mishmosh. I’m grabbing costume ideas, inspiration for the characters, quotes, just all kinds of random stuff that sparked in my brain. And I find I’m a lot less selective for images when I’m pinning than when they’re going to be taking up space on my hard drive. Pinterest is very freeing, I find. 🙂
What I didn’t expect was to start using it for other stuff, but I’ve found it’s really great for finding and saving recipes. It’s where I discovered the chicken marsala pasta recipe I am currently addicted to (and which I will probably be blogging about soon). There are a bunch of other recipes I pinned that I plan to try in coming weeks when I feel ambitious.
I’m also using it as a future shopping list for cute dresses and shoes. I’m planning to have a very different body type at the end of March and I fully intend to buy and fit myself into many of the cute dresses and shoes on my Style board. The site is also great for storing all that funny shit you find on the internet that you love and want to share with people but that you don’t necessarily need cluttering up your hard drive. Behold the Fun Stuff board and the Great Images.
So, Pinterest pretty much rocks. And if you aren’t on there yet, what are you waiting for?! 😀
Soundtrack to this post: “Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri