After reading this post on Roni Loren’s blog, where I learned that the act of pining or repining a photo on Pinterest means that I assert I have a legal right to that image, I have decided to remove all of the links to my own pins from this blog. I may also end up deleting my Pinterest account all together.
I am leaving up the post though. Because I still think it is neat to see what the publishers put up there.
“Are you on Pinterest?” a friend of mine asked me several years ago.
She explained to me what it was. I didn’t look into it further. I knew something that focused on images rather than words really wasn’t worth my time. I mean how many social media sites can one person keep up with, and have a full time job, and still write?
A few months ago one of my writer friends told me she was on Pinterest. Her agent had suggested she check it out and see what writers were doing with it.
Okay, I thought, I guess I will try it.
I wasn’t really sure what a writer could do with a site that focuses solely on images, but there is a lot more to do than I thought. Here are some of my finds:
Through pinterest you can actually share blog posts you like (as long as there is a picture in the blog).
You can share book geek wisdom. Share pretty library/book photos.
You can follow the publishers and see what they are doing. (These are just a few I have found.)
You can follow Writers Digest who, as of this post writing, has an account they advertise, but do nothing with. (I kinda wonder if it just went up and maybe it will be filled soon).
You can use it to collect visual ideas for stories.
Pinterest is so visually stimulating that it ends up being a great way to take a break or get inspiration. If you haven’t tried it yet, I recommend you do. It is great for a short writing break.