Instagram Stories

My newest social media go-to is Instagram Stories. For those not very tuned into social media, it is a new-ish feature on Instagram that is similar to Snapchat, and allows you to post pictures and videos throughout your day.  The plus is that the pictures expire after 24 hours, so there is less pressure to make your posts “perfect”, and more of an ability to let you be more impulsive. It allows you to give people a glimpse into your life, without having the posts permanently associated with your name. It is fun and easy, colorful and playful. You can add filters, colors, and text.

 

Silly-ness.

Silly-ness. I like taking pictures that are cute but not AMAZING and then adding some pizzazz and flair with colors and texts. Basically, I love pretending I am a 15 year old girl.

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Pinterest

Addictive? Eye Candy? Inspirational? Organized? Bookmarks?

Pinterest

Pinterest is my newest addiction and internet love/time-waster. Too often, I found myself on Facebook, looking at stupid quotes from people, so in February, one of my best friends convinced me that Pinterest was a better mind-numbing-activity. I took her advice and started pinning. And let me tell you, she was right, Pinterest is AMAZING. More fun than riding a roller coaster. Although it sucks time out of you, it seems more productive and educational, as you piece together ideas/goals/activities/interests for yourself.

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is basically a big pretty bulletin board of all your bookmarks on the computer, allowing you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web with *other* people (but it also serves as a reminder for yourself, too –>why I use it). People use pinboards to decorate their homes, shop for new outfits, arrange their recipes, find inspiration in photographs, and more. Not only is it a virtual bulletin board, but it is a social network site that allows you to be inspired and acquainted with NEW ideas and images through your friends. No more searching on epicurious.com, now, I just go to my friends’ pinterest recipe pages and search for recipes that they love that might catch my eye.

boards

This is my homepage. On my homepage, there are a set number of boards that I maintain (you can have as many as you want). You organize the boards by group: i.e., "Gluten-free desserts" or "Fashion Wish List" or "My Favorite Shape." And then WITHIN these boards are your "pins" which are the items that fall into these categories....

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