Those who know and love me well know that I have a bit of an addictive personality. I'll often crush on something for a brief albeit intense burst of time. And then it's on to the next, new thing! This hasn't been the case for me with a relatively new platform (still in beta!) Pinterest.
What I love about Pinterest, besides the platform's penchant for puns (haha- we share that in common, Pinterest and I) are the following things:
West Coast provenance
Pinterest is based in San Francisco, and that's ok with me. I love how earnest the founders and staff are- and that's coming from an ex-West Coast softie.
Simple, beautiful interface
Pinterest is a visual collaging tool in which users clip items from around the web and "pin" them to themed boards. The board above is my Spring inspiration board.
Ease of use
The platform enables a user to use a bookmarking tool called "Pin It" to clip and categorize items from various sites. Once an image is identified by the tool- the user need only add a description and assign the image to a Pinterest board.
"Pinners" are social
The small but passionate community will either repin an image from a board of yours or leave comments on a particularly good find. I've been able to discover some interesting community members this way. It's always fun to find a blogger friend who I'll converse with on Twitter, Instagram and now, Pinterest.
Are you on Pinterest? Would you like to connect with other pinners? If so, please leave your Pinterest name in the comments. If you are not on the platform, but are intrigued, would you like to give it a try? Pinterest was kind enough to set up invites for up to 15 readers. Please leave your name and email in the comments for an invite.