I was slow to “take” to Pinterest. I was slow because I think I never really understood it’s value beyond its uses as a social media tool for anyone ordinary or super-ordinary person hoping to attract more attention to the things they find interesting. It can be that, I’ve realized, but it is for me (and I’m sure for many others bloggers, professionals, creative people, human beings) a really valuable personal tool.
For me, Pinterest is my personal tool to catalog, visually, the things that capture my present interests and life. I do, at times, pin things I think others can agree are worth a second look. But, mostly, as in 99% of the time, I am a decidedly selfish pinner. I pin what I want to look at again, use again. I pin patterns and words and foods that I like and want to make an online “space” for in my life. I find that keeping these things, these digital pins, around reminds me of who I want to be, at times, where I want to go, and, mostly, who I am, authentically, right now.
p.s. If you’re interested in seeing more of my recent pins, go here. Happy Fourth to my American readers! And Ramadan Mubarak to my Muslim readers! And to everyone, have a wonderful weekend! xo. -Jessica