Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Mirror Mirror On the Wall
Everywhere I turn, there's buzz about Pinterest. Over the weekend, there was an article in my local newspaper calling Pinterest "digital crack" for women which, quite frankly, I found a little insulting. Still, being that I spend an obscene amount of time online, my curiosity was piqued. I have a ton of friends (male and female, by the way), who really dig Pinterest.
To me, Pinterest is like Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook all rolled into one, but Pinterest is a little more artsy, if that makes sense. It's kind of like one giant virtual scrapbooking exercise. It's great to "pin," for example, pictures of things that interest you like houses or cupcakes or books.
As a writer, it would be kind of fun to pin a collage of things like the setting for your book. Or characters or even clothing that you think your characters would wear if, let's say, you're writing a historical. The possibilities are endless, really.
One of these days, I'm going to get serious about Pinterest. I'm afraid to dive into it too deeply at the moment because I fear a major time-suck brewing if I do.
Do you Pinterest?