Today I'd like to talk about shiny things. You know them, I can see it on your face, the way you look away with sly guilt. Yes--the bright, glossy, distracting shiny things that lead us both astray when we should be putting pen to paper or crossing a to-do off the list.
But today I'm here to celebrate the shiny things, not to condemn them for making hussies of us all. I'm busy (like I'll bet you are too) and I can't believe the summer's come and gone (or did it even arrive?). With precious little time for writing at the moment, I'm dying to keep creative. I want to keep the ideas humming, and shiny things really do help rather than hinder at times like this.
So, let's chat shiny. Do you Pinterest?
I'm slowly getting into this social bookmarking site. You can find me there at Rachel Randall.
The basic principle is to treat the site like a pinboard. You have different pinboards for different topics -- and as the shiny, idea-generating pretties lure you, you pin them to your board so they can't get away. It's like a visual version of Delicious.
Not only is Pinterest good for keeping track of things, but it's a fun way to find new stuff too. I'm still in the early stages of developing my habit, but already I've discovered Pinterest is perfect for:
- coming back again and again to my new favourite maybe-should-I shoes (you can add prices, which is great for making an online wishlist)
So do you Pinterest too? What do you / would you use it for ? :)
(And speaking of shiny things and temptations, look at what I'm going to be part of in October!)
(And if you're looking for something distracting now, have I got a cool anthology for you! 24 sexy tales of myth and legend: Seducing the Myth!)
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