I’ve been adding social media to my life for a few years. Some types or platforms I find more useful or more appealing than others. While I have not gotten excited over Instagram, I do love Pinterest. I rarely think about the social aspect of Pinterest. I’m simply infatuated with the intriguing photos that lead to stories, more images, or recipes.
As a collector, I find it addictive to add to boards that categorize some of my favorite subjects, and I’m grateful to other Pinterest collectors for providing pins and for the ease of adding my own contributions.
Something about Pinterest reminds me of sorting M&Ms by color before eating them. And collecting shells on the beach and sorting them by shape or color. Simple and therapeutic. Sort of puts me at the emotional age of a toddler.
Some of my boards are writing and reading related, as you might expect. Check out Writing, Scribbling, and Jotting for an idea of my boards. If you have a particular blog post (written by you or someone else) that you would like me to pin onto the board, type the link into the comments here, and I’ll check it out!
I have boards for that ever-present child in me (I linked to Dollhouses in case you want to see a sample):
- Dolls, dolls, dolls
- Tiny beauties (miniatures)
- Vintage toys
- Kestner dolls
- Children and dolls
- Puppetry pins
- Paper dolls
- Doll art
- Antique, Vintage and Old-fashioned Nurseries
- Dionne quintuplets
I’ve got fairy tale boards called Red in the Woods and A World of Snow. The former is one of my best boards, mainly because so many artists have a version of Little Red Riding Hood! I don’t usually pin the highly sexualized ones, but there are a ton of those, too.
For my love of textiles I have Hankies and History, Lace and other fun textiles, and Buttons buttons. Really all these textiles and trimming are related to history.
For history I cultivate these boards:
- Family Stories and Geneaology
- Kalamazoo Area History
- Still life after death
- Historical Zeeland
- Antique, Vintage, and Fun Aprons
The apron board is new and was inspired by blogger Sheryl Lazarus here and here.
I’ve got animal boards like Beasties (just because I love that Scottish word), Black Cats Rule, and Children and Animals.
Speaking of black cats, Kana is doing well! Here she is enjoying a little box. No box too small for this girl!
Art-themed boards include:
- Art of the Scrapyard
- Revision Art
- Translucent beauties
- Scrapbook and paper crafts (woefully in need of work–just like my own scrapbooking!)
Most of my recipe boards are gluten-free. I’ve even got a couple of secret boards. Subjects? Hah, that’s why they are secret.
Some people (read: hubby) might think I’m wasting my time on Pinterest, but it sure seems fun to me. And I only “play” over there for a couple of minutes almost every day.
What about you? Are you on Pinterest? Why or why not?