I remember when, about five years ago or so, Pinterest was a top contender when it came to social media. Snapchat was also high on the list, though I have no idea where that one stands in the realm of things.
TikTok has been deleted from my life. Same with Facebook, Instagram, my original Twitter and Reddit accounts. And Pinterest? Well, Pinterest comes and goes with me in terms of its usefulness. What I like the most about it is that – regardless of the countless ads and “buy me now” links – I can stay in my own little world.
Each board is its own entity. Has its own purpose. I’ve deleted some older ones that were for past novel projects, because they were no longer relevant. Or I revamped them for current purposes. I thought today I’d make a fun little blog post highlighting just a few of my favorite Pinterest boards.
It should come as no surprise that I have a board titled “Chocolate Things.” Especially considering the name and theme of this website.
Once called “My Sugar Rush,” it only felt right to rename it when I rebranded this website. I doubt I’ll ever even attempt to make any of the recipes. At one time I thought I could just use this board as weight loss inspiration, but all it does is encourage my baking attempts.
The Great British Bakeoff. Or The Great British Baking Show. I don’t know why there’s two names for it; it’s so confusing! Regardless, I began making occasional bread baking attempts following my latest binge of the famous show from the UK.
This board most definitely fuels my want to become more self-sufficient. I’ve got enough yeast to last me two years. Now I just gotta be brave enough to try!
Light will always be a theme in every single story I write. No matter the form, it will always be there. That’s one of the many lessons Star Trek taught me growing up. Be the light. Show the light. Encourage the light.
Okay, I didn’t mean to get so philosophical, but that’s where my brain went. How much light will be in Project Star and Sea is still to-be-determined, but you can bet there will be a lot of it!
And let’s not forget the whimsy! As one who frequently indulges in Disney’s Tinkerbell films, I couldn’t help but make a board inspired by that world.
I hope to also include a bit of whimsy in all my novels as well. Naturally, not every single scene will allow for that. There’s no harm in trying, right?
There are plenty more boards to explore where those ones came from. Some have a hidden purpose, others are straightforward. Whatever the reason for their existence, Pinterest boards have been a reliable source of inspiration for a good long while. Who needs an account with every single platform available? Pinterest is as low-maintenance as they come, and I am here for it!
Do you use Pinterest? For writing? Organizing? Baking? DIYs? It really is a great tool and one I intend to keep around much longer than anything else.