Pinning better blogs
Published: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Updated: Thursday, May 10, 2012 23:05
I love pinning, but not the finicky buttons that poke your fingers. Pinterest unleashes my inner girly-girl cravings and my yearning for crafty concoctions by combining all my favorite things in life with one-click.
Pinterest is the one cure to my obsession with home décor and wedding planning. I read each little do-it-yourself blurb and analyze every photo as if I had all the materials in front of me, ready to go.
I’m also crazy about the savory pastries that look impossible to make but will probably be attempted by my feeble hands anyway.
Although Tumblr is just about the same concept, Pinterest allows for more creativity. Tumblr lacks the detailed descriptions and isn’t as loaded with DIY projects that are trendy with Pinterest fans.
Besides, I’d much rather pin to a board than blog on a dashboard. The concept of subscribing to a blog and seeing unwanted updates is off-putting. I prefer searching for pins that interest my style when I want to find them, rather than being tied to a channel that delivers images that I don’t want to see all of the time.
Pinterest is set up in a way that reminds me of reading my favorite magazine, Teen Vogue. Like magazines, each board is a special niche, aimed at entertaining a certain group of people. Short blurbs are ideal for users to browse quickly through endless possibilities and aren’t necessary to look at for hours to get the point, unless they’re fascinating.
There’s something about the way it combines stunning photography and ideas that catch my interest. In one sitting, I could learn five different recipes for pulled pork or upholster a box spring to suit my new bed. The possibilities are endless. Anyone can pin their ideas.