I don’t recall precisely *why* I decided to finally get a Pinterest account; it may have had to do with the fact that I was getting annoyed with not seeing pic of a certain Celebrity crush of mine. I didn’t want to get tied up in the latest social media – I actually started a twitter account just so I can have a place to document the hilarity that ensued while I was playing World of Warcraft. It ended up being my primary way of bookmarking writers, events in the writing world and marking things that matter to me. For reasons I don’t think I’ll ever get into publicly, I’d given up on writing, and had already been through the Yahoo, Infoseek, and Geocities phase of Internet sites.
But then Pinterest started emailing me about boards. And I’d see this AMAZING image in my inbox. And then I’d realize a couple writer friends were on Pinterest, so I’d check them out, too.
I forgot how visually oriented I am when it comes to writing. Images inspire, have inspired, characters, scenes… novels.
Then, a couple days ago, I went nuts on Pinterest. Like that Just Fab series of ads, where the hubbies or the delivery man freaks out at the sheer volume of obsessive purchases the ladies are doing…. I started Pinning.
Lord forgive me, but another social media platform has gotten a hold of me, hook, line and sinker.
Do *not* whisper to me sweet nothings of Instagram, or Tumblr, or Bandcamp, or…
You many not wake up the next morning.
(Here’s my Pinterest. Phbbbt.)