Have you tried Pinterest, the new(ish) social media/photo/shopping website that everyone seems to be talking about? And if you did try it, did you kind of play with it for a while, and then forget about it?
I did too. I thought it was pretty, and I liked the neat-o images, but it seemed more like a time waster than an actual tool.
Then, a few weeks ago, I was trying to collect my thoughts (and collect inspiration images) for a landscape design project. We’re going to rip up our front yard (we have a tiny patch of grass that’s about 80 square feet – so silly) and put in a perennial garden. I started flipping through magazines, thinking I’d scan the images into my computer, and then I remembered Pinterest. I started a pinboard for landscaping, and started to add images with notes about what I liked about them. I searched for landscaping images that were already on the site, and then I added some from other websites.
Check it out – here’s my landscaping board on Pinterest.
Have you thought of useful ways to use Pinterest? Or do you just look at the pretty pictures and drool on your keyboard?