Have you ever tried scrapbooking? I did & fell in love with it. I was always buying new border paper, stamps, fancy background paper, velum….I would clip my coupons for Michaels & AC Moore so I could buy more. After awhile, the albums piled up, the scrapbooking file cabinet was overflowing & my checkbook had a deficit. I suffered withdrawal, but I did survive. And then came PINTEREST.
Six years later, I have a business creating handcrafted beaded jewelry. No, this blog isn’t about how many beads I have or why I bead. It IS about PINTEREST. They say 80% who use it are female, so in the event I have some male readers, Pinterest is an online visual storage/display of images. Guess who got addicted? Yup-me. The good thing is, it doesn’t cost me anything but time. Yes, time is money & if I apply the modules I purchased, I could probably drive some traffic to my website & make some sales.
I purchased a module/program that covers how to use pinterest for a business awhile ago, skimmed through it & then started pinning away. What I really love about Pinterest is that if I want to please my eyes, I go to my boards for the latest styles, or to find a recipe or get resources for social media. It’s all there in magnificent visual images. I’ve traveled the world, dug into antiquity, been to pottery & glass art galleries & walked down many fashion runways & I didn’t have to leave home or spend a dime. I laugh with the humor boards & cry over all the wisdoms that are written. I learn about eating healthy & I see how I could have decorated my home. Sometimes, other people’s boards look like their dreams or unfulfilled lives.
I’ve been told that my boards are a reflection of the wonderful life I have, expressions of my creativity & appreciation of all things of beauty. I the near future I will seriously apply marketing ideas to my Pinterest pins but for now I am building a following & enjoying the vastness of visual beauty. I will probably have to use a timer, but I can always hit reset!
You can FOLLOW me on PINTEREST by clicking: http://pinterest.com/beadzpassion/