Unless you’ve been hibernating for the past few years you know about Pinterest. It is scrapbooking come to life on the internet. The site describes itself as “a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests.” So, why not use it to that precise purpose?
Visit Quartet on Pinterest and browse other boards if you:
- Have writer’s block
- Have been in meetings all day
- Are procrastinating starting a project
- Are becoming depressed by a windowless office
- Think you aren’t creative
When you need a “creative break” Pinterest is an ideal choice. The images, mostly of things and not people, easily take your mind off of the task at hand. Even wonder why you get great ideas in the shower? It’s the same concept. Focusing on the pinned pictures takes you out of your current surroundings and places you in the midst of other people’s creativity. You aren’t trying to think about work, but your subconscious still is. Plus, a lot of the beauty of Pinterest it that many of the things pinned are incredibly simple ideas. For example, you can dress up any dry-erase board frame by covering it with brightly colored or patterned duct tape. If that’s worthy of pinning just imagine what easy things you’ve already done that someone is just waiting for you to share. It doesn’t have to be complicated to be a great idea!
Are you interested in more business-oriented ideas uses of Pinterest? Here are a few recent articles for you entrepreneurs and social media professionals out there.
~Kathleen Sales, Quartet Blog Author & Editor