The other day I had a discussion with a former boss about the online world. We talked about all sorts of things, but I wanted to bring one back here.
We are not alone.
Wait. That sounds scary and such is not my intent. I meant to point out that in discussions of style, we take our cues from each other. Nowadays, that’s often online. We trust the recommendations of those we have come to know, especially when they share our taste.
So I’m pointing you all to Pinterest, for both recommendations and simple shared aesthetic. It may be familiar to many already. It’s a site where people “pin” images from around the web, or their own digital storage, and display them in “boards.” I finally joined, after great resistance, and find it quite helpful.
I use Pinterest primarily to collect stuff for the blog. You can find me here, for example, with possibilities for the Weddings on a Farm post. As I am a veritable delicate flower, visually, I don’t spend much time there browsing. The undifferentiated stream overwhelms. But I do like to see what gets pinned by those whose taste I know and appreciate.
If you have no interest in additional online territories, no need for regret. For me, personally, this blog is the primary point of communication. Anything really fantastic I “pin” will most likely wend its way over hear. But if you like behind-the-scenes machinery, or you’re simply in the mood for more pictures, fewer words, it’s a worth yet another password.
By the way, I’ve given up the Tumblr account, continue making sets on Polyvore, post a few photos to Flickr (but little you won’t see here), and blab away on Twitter. If you want to join Twitter, by the way, let me know and I can offer up some nice people to follow and banter with. I will update the blog sidebar soon to reflect all this..