Yesterday’s re-blog on pinterest where Eric has made a group board for you to leave your posts by pinning on the “Board of Blogs” to bridge the gap between blogging and pinteresting got me thinking.
You see, I have been using Pinterest for a while now, but I mainly use it to pin recipes for when I need some cooking inspiration. It’s an easy place to pin stuff that works like a bookmark archive, making it easy for me to check back later for when there is a need to.
Apart from that, I don’t do a whole lot there other than pin mostly recipes which I like or found to be interesting to try as I haven’t really gotten around to figure it all out. I really don’t do much on Pinterest to save my life.
With the contributor board, I’m hoping to learn how I can use it better; bandwidth permitting.
What struck me then that besides recipes, it’s actually the perfect place to remind me of posts that I really do want to spend time reading but did not have the time to when the bloggers I follow publish their new posts. It is also obvious that with something like Pinterest, it makes it easier to pin blogs posts which I personally like and/or, use it as a personal, albeit a public bookmark to pin posts for future reference. All in one place.
That way, I can clear my emails quicker as it bugs me to see tons of unread posts which I want to read but couldn’t get around to or mails that were read but left undeleted because I know there would be a point in time where I want to refer back to. As the list grew, because I don’t organise my mails well enough, it takes time to search for that one message.
With pinterest boards, it saves me the sanity of trying to remember where the heck I have seen that one or two posts before or who wrote it. It’s a time saver in trying to scroll through WordPress reader or my email to scour through the tons of posts.
Now why did I not think of that before? DUH, right. Thanks, Eric!
Note the use of one “b” in my username instead of my registered grubbsncritters.
The story is that I actually have 2 accounts, but I had to register a new one when about a year ago, I somehow managed to lock myself out of that account because I had accidentally mistyped my email address when I updated my profile and then forgetting my password.
There was probably an extra or 1 less letter in my “updated” email address and I don’t know where in the address that letter appeared or being cut off. And so, without a matching password, I could never log-in with my non-existent “updated” email address.
Pinterest support staff can’t help me after back and forth conversation simply because of this: I did not (and still do not) know what the “updated” email address was because of a stupid typo error! Smartest thing I have ever done.
Lesson learned: Never try to change profile settings with a touch-screen mobile phone! Especially not when you are in a hurry and have no patience to spare.
OK. Let’s see where Pinterest would take us. See you there!