A “Pin” is Worth a Thousand Words
Mar 16th, 2012 | by CareSource
By Silvia Llacera, Associate Learning Consultant, CareSource University
I joined Pinterest earlier this year because I wanted to find out what everyone was talking about. I was instantly taken by the visual appeal of the site and the endless opportunities for inspiration and idea sharing. Pinterest is a social network – a virtual pinboard that helps you organize the things you find online that interest you. It’s different from other social sites because it is richly visual, while others are text heavy.
Pinterest is a great tool in so many aspects. I am always looking for inspirational quotes, recipes, craft ideas, DIY projects and of course a few fashion tips. My 13 year old daughter has even created her own board in my account and pins her favorite things. She finds it fun and has even put some ideas to work.
My 7 year old son enjoys helping me with recipes we find. He helps me gather the ingredients, and more than once, he got his hands dirty in the kitchen. I have even encouraged my husband to get involved since I’ve found a few DIY home improvement projects for us to work on now that spring is here. I also started purposefully taking pictures of the things I do to share on Pinterest so that I can also contribute my ideas.
I even use Pinterest for my job. As a Learning Consultant at CareSource University, I always search for things that are worth sharing in the classroom. My job is to train our employees and help them increase their passion for our mission and our company culture. I also help my co-workers apply concepts of what they learn to their professional and personal lives. I created a board titled “Do What You Love” where I pin anything that I think is relevant for the training room. The most impactful thing I found so far was a flow chart that starts with the question, “Are you happy?” Another image I found is called “The Cup is Always Full”. I am always looking for new ways to bring inspiration and a positive outlook into my classes.
I was excited to find CareSource on Pinterest. We have several boards of interest – some are inspiring and educational, others are funny. Overall, there are a lot of great tips on health and wellness and things to do with the family. I encourage you to follow our boards and tell us what you would like to see.
Now it’s time for you to build your own collection of resources, share your ideas, follow those in your own community or around the world. You’ll definitely learn about others through what they pin – a picture is worth a thousand words.
How are you using Pinterest?