I’m sure you have already heard of Pinterest. It’s not a new phenomenon exactly. The app has been on my phone for a good couple of years and I have always used it, but not as a daily thing. This last half a year, however, I’ve become obsessed. The reason for that is that I began to use it as a business tool. I began pinning. I’ll get further into that later on in the post. For right now, here is a list of the reasons why I love Pinterest:
FASHION & PHoto INSPIRATION
The one thing I’ve always used Pinterest for is gathering fashion and outfit inspiration. I love seeing how other people get creative with their clothes, and if I don’t know what to wear one morning I go directly to my style inspiration board. The other thing I began doing this autumn is using it for a photo inspiration board. The two go hand in hand, and there are definitely a few pins that are saved on both. But there are so many great content ideas out there that get the creative juices flowing. I couldn’t not have a separate board for it.
Saving things from other Platforms
This is probably the biggest reason why I became obsessed. I stumbled upon Emily Luciano’s Pinterest and realised that she was using it in a much more clever way than I had ever thought of. So I instantly switched my account to a business account and connected it to my Instagram and blog. I then deleted all my old boards and created new ones better suited for how I wanted to work with the platform. This prompted me to start pinning my own content on boards specifically for my blog and Instagram. From there I also started pinning everything I found inspiring, especially from other accounts I follow on Instagram. I’ve found that posts are more easily accessible on Pinterest than using the Instagram save function (although that is also a favourite).
Great tips on everything business-related
You can find anything you’re looking for on Pinterest. I once found detailed drawings on how to design cars (I was trying to convince my boyfriend that he needed to download the app – it didn’t work). I’ve always had a very creative side, and my dreams have always been on the creative side. If you asked 10-year-old me what I wanted to be when I grew up the two main answers where a fashion designer and a writer. I’m at a place in life now where I have a steady job, which gives me enough free time to start, if not pursuing, then at least playing around with those creative dreams. There are loads of great pins out there leading to blog posts and articles with tricks of the trade, and tips on how to get started – whether it be fashion design, blogging, writing a book or designing a house.
Motivation, Inspiration & self-care
Another thing I save a lot of, and that therefore always ends up in my feed are good quotes. Now I know this might seem a little cliche to some, but I’ve always had my nose stuck in books and I looove a good, inspirational quote. Along with them also comes lists stocked full of tips and tricks on habits, routines and so on. I find they motivate me to get a good bedtime and morning routine for example. That way my days feel a lot better as well.
Food, travel & Home
Last but not least, Pinterest is full of great recipes, interior design ideas and travel tips. It’s a great way to discover new places when your out in the world. On my travel board I have saved list upon list of where to go when in New York, when in Paris and so on. There are lists specific for resturants in different cities, as well as tourist attractions and some (my favourites) with hidden gems, such as wonderful little corner cafes and parks.
Those were a few of my favourite ways to use the platform. Let me know below if you have any other Pinterest tips and tricks.