How Pinterest has Changed the Way I Share Links on the Web

I was a latecomer to Pinterest, having fallen in love with the reblogging charm of tumblr . But as you can see from the tumbleweeds rolling through my tumblr page, I've changed course and have pretty much moved over to Pinterest instead for my content sharing.


What prompted this change? Although I love the content being shared on tumblr, I never had the ability to really slice and dice what I was sharing by topic. With Pinterest,not only am I able to do just that, I'm also able to easily visually scan the content I've shared, which is especially handy for the hundreds of recipes I've bookmarked in web browsers and my google Reader RSS feed reader over the years.

For all the foodie content I'd been hoarding, I started up three separate boards: cocktails, cook this, and baked treats. Then for the miscellaneous geekery , I have star wars, hello kitty and geekery boards. I even started one to save all the interesting infographics I inevitably share and can't put my finger on ever again. Then I tackled my travel photo stash, and made a Pinterest board for my travels, focusing just on a photo or two that captures a specific place/moment in time, and one for windows since they are so often a topic for my photography.

I feel bad about having been neglecting my tumblr. Because it was a ton of fun for a number of months. But at this point, it doesn't make sense to me to be keeping up two profiles that basically are focused on the same activity, so you'll be finding me on Pinterest instead. Hope to see you there.

2 Replies to “How Pinterest has Changed the Way I Share Links on the Web”

  1. I like Pinterest, but I’m a cautious pinner. 🙂
    At times I spend too much time hunting around for potential copyright issues… When I do pin, I link directly to the post or page where I found the information, so others will be able to go directly to the page. Pinterest TOS has me a bit confused, so I’m covering myself… I guess. 😉
    I mainly use it to promote my blog buddies work, and some of the my stuff too. I’ve met some amazing designers via Pinterest, and we’ve chatted via mail, and some via Skype, and phone.

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