Recently, I was invited to join Pinterest; an on-line site for creating photo boards and essays simply by ‘pinning’ pictures directly from the internet onto one of your ‘boards’.
Like Facebook, you can follow other users’ boards and they can follow yours. If you see an image you like, you’re free to go ahead and ‘re-pin’ it. When you pin or re-pin an image, it’s original URL moves with it, making it unnecessary to remember to give photo credits to the photographer or website you’ve grabbed the photo from. Easy, peasy.
I’ve been using Pinterest to design a vision or inspiration board. My board is a collection of images pertaining to my current health and fitness goals; strength, flexibility, healthy eating, better hydration and family time (yes, improving the quality of family time counts as a health goal in my books; less conflict means lower blood pressure and stress-induced belly fat!).
Vision or inspiration boards are a great way to remind yourself daily of what’s important to you. Kind of like pinning a photo of a fitness model on the fridge door (does that really work when there’s leftover chocolate cake inside?). I use mine as the wallpaper on my computer monitor. Every time I check my e-mail I’m reminded of what I’m working towards.
Want to join the fun? E-mail me (tgrand AT telus DOT net) and ask for an invitation. (Pinterest is still in the beta-testing stage and new users must be invited to join). You can follow my boards and I’ll be happy to follow yours!
Do you have a vision or inspiration board?
If you’re already using Pinterest, who’s boards are you following?