Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Remedy for the Stacks

I like information.

I read it in books, magazines, online.
I watch it on TV.
I listen to it on the radio.

And often that information is good stuff that I like to keep. So I dog-ear it, write it down, or tear it out to file for later.

But then do I really go back? Or am I just a chronic information gatherer? I'd say I do a little bit of both.

Then it accumulates and I have to clean it out.

What if there was a way to virtually collect information and easily reference it?

There is, Girls. There is!

Have you heard of Pintrest? I hadn't until a friend of mine shared her newest indulgence.

Pintrest is virtual pin board or bulletin board — a place where you can create collections of things you love and “follow” collections created by people with great taste. People use Pinterest to collect and share all sorts of things — recipes, decorating ideas, quotes that inspire, outfits/clothing they like...

With print publications becoming fewer and fewer, it seems gone are the days of ripping pages out of magazines and keeping them in files. And perhaps I'm alone, but it sometimes seems cookbooks are better kitchen decor than practical tutorials as so many recipes can simply be found online.

As a person who has collections of folders, real and on my computer, of articles and recipes, this is a wonderful thing.

The downside? It’s pretty addicting.

Interested? Visit their site, ask for an invitation and then start pinning. Easiest way to get started is to just repin other's ideas...and change the captions. You can also install the bookmark to your tool bar and pin items from blogs or websites.

Happy pinning! Don't say I didn't warn you....