After going AWOL, I silently committed to posting on a schedule. Long term, I’m not sure what it’ll be but, for now, it’s once a week.
And then last week happened.
You know the kind of week I’m talking about; one with a mish-mash of issues with family, health, work, and technology, mixed in with things like travel, all conspiring to keep you from your BIC Place, also know as “Butt-In-Chair”.
It gave me some ideas for future articles, but that wasn’t going to help me this week.
It’s also PintMo, and the same issues that kept me from writing also kept me from going hardcore with Pinterest. As a result, I don’t have that much in the way of new information or observations to share with you.
And then I came across this infographic.
Based on the comments I’ve been getting since starting PintMo, I’m beginning to see three basic camps of thinking:
- Pinterest is a visual world that is overwhelming and foreign; it will take too much time to understand. Time that can be better spent elsewhere.
- Pinterest is great fun for finding and curating visuals, quotes and posts, but so far it hasn’t really helped me build an audience/writer platform.
- Pinterest is a great platform builder for writers. The time and effort is a good investment for the long term.
Admittedly, I’ve located myself in camp #1, and PintMo has been a project to challenge (or prove) my preconceived notions.
The following infographic was created by a writer who stands firmly in camp #3, which is one of the reasons I had to share it.
The other more obvious reason is that it’s a great conglomeration of advice on how writers can use Pinterest to full advantage.
Guide To Using Pinterest for Writers from MandyWallace.com
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First, a huge “thank you!” to Mandy Wallace for all of the great ideas.
While I’m working on the first three points, I love her ideas on how it it can be used for things like character and setting in our fiction. I’ve never been big on writing prompts, but I can see how Pinterest can be helpful there too.
Is there something you’re going to try?
Have you discovered a way to use Pinterest as a writer that’s not included in this infographic?
Do you have a question or comment about any of the ideas listed?
As you know, the comments and discussion are often the best part of the posts here on “Never Too Late”, so please jump in! I’d love to hear from you.