Short post today about the new online phenom….
If you haven’t heard of it, it’s the world beyond Facebook.
Please,don’t shoot the messenger, but there really is a world beyond Facebook =) and I’m glad Pinterest came around! It’s forced me to be more “active” in my online time rather than “passive”.
I call sitting at the computer watching the Facebook feed roll across the screen as my “passive” time. It’s like waiting for a slot machine to roll around and give you a jackpot. IF someone’s post interests me, then I ‘like’ or comment on it. If not, it just keeps spinning.
If you haven’t heard of Pinterest, it’s premise is pretty simple. You find something on the internet that you like, let’s say picture of a gorgeous flower garden with a cute little fairy statue. You think to yourself “I like that”. You then use your little “pin it” tool, and Pin it to one of your boards you have created. It’s like having scrap booking or idea boards on the web, instead of cut out pictures in notebooks =) Pretty cool, huh? And, you can look at other people’s boards and all the pictures they have posted! No downloading of pictures is necessary as when you “Pin” it, it links to the picture’s presence on the website you visited.
With my Pinterest account and boards, I am now becoming more active with my online time perusing through the vast bits and bytes of cyber space looking for pictures/articles to add to my board collections. AND, not to mention all the collections of recipes, crafts, journal ideas and decorating ideas that have come across my screen in the past week! It’s a great way for an Empty Nest mom to wisely use some computer time!
Yes, I do have Pinterest. I haven’t been quite as active as others, but I’m going to be spending lots more time there. Winter is the perfect time to get some gardening and redecorating ideas to get ready for an active Spring of growth and change!
Remember! “Without a map there is no treasure”, so try planning some creative online time today!