My name is Briana, and I am addicted to Pinterest.
There. I said it. I admit it. I am hooked. Have you been on Pinterest? If the answer is yes, I’m fairly certain you all just inhaled a squeak and exhaled a sigh. If the answer is no, please jump on the bandwagon! In addition to being a virtual playland where you can spend hours looking at & sharing pretty things, it can also be an invaluable business resource! I promise I’ll try to keep my exclamation points to a minimum…(!)
Here is a quick peek at a few of my boards. Yes, that sassy thing to the left is me as a kiddo… I kinda wish I could rock that outfit today.
What started as a place to visit to lift my spirits, window shop, and occasionally drool, has turned into a source of inspiration and organization.Personally, I can keep track of book recommendations, hone my style & shop intentionally rather than impulsively, and created a vast list of DIY projects for my home. Being a big-picture person and a lover of planning, the inevitable “future” boards have popped up as well. I find these boards also give people an opportunity to dream, which we all need time for in our hectic lives. I am all about the inspiration board. Between photography, DIY/design projects, and some freelance event planning, my desk top can grow out of control with folders full of images that move me. If I had a dollar for every time James has wandered by and stared at me with a puzzled look on his face (as I am sitting with a huge stack of clipping & swatches, the focus of Jonathan Papelbon), I could probably buy everything on my style board . Pinterest has released me from the mountains of paper, the loss of gigs of memory, the mess of folders, and provided me with a simple location to keep all of my inspiration in one neat space. A space that (bonus points) I can access from anywhere. Talk about a dream come true.
It hit me just recently… if one sweet little site keeps me this organized and inspired in my personal life, why on earth would I not use it for business? New boards popped up, new focus found. A few ways to use the boards:
* Visuals to help define your brand
* Inspiration for styled/concept portraits
* Save ideas for ways to connect with clients (paper, gifts, products they may be interested in)
* Research trends in publishing
* “Netmaking” : sharing the work of your peers
*Building community through repinning, comments, etc
*One more outlet to share your world, and either draw or repel people to you. Both are good.
I would LOVE to connect with you on Pinterest. You can find my profile here, a quick follow and hello and i’ll be thrilled to follow back! Sharing is caring. I can’t wait to
stalk view your lovely pins and find the surprising ways that we are kindred spirits.