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Discovering my reason for pinning

March 30, 2012

I know I just made a post, and this one will be brief, I promise. I just had to share that I think I’ve finally found my perfect use for the huge, new social media site: pinterest

I was doing my usual before-bed rounds to all my social media sites, and almost forgot to go to the newest one. I navigated quickly to it, thinking I wouldn’t be there long, since I still wasn’t sure what I was doing there to begin with. It took one minute of scrolling through the pinners I follow to make me realize why I was there and what I would do in the future. 

Type. Font. Layout. Design

There are tones of boards on pinterest dedicated to these areas of creativity. Some of the pins that I saw were creative on a level that I wouldn’t have imagined. Needless to say, what was supposed to be three minutes of scrolling down the main page turned into an hour of searching for new boards to follow. 

My professors, since day one of college, have been telling me that if you want to do something like write, you have to read. You have to know what’s out there if you want to be good at something. But if you don’t trust them, it was Stephen King who said, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” 

The same goes for graphic design and typography. Now, I have a quick, beautiful way to keep up with current trends in this industry. Not only that, I can share my own designs, or designs that I absolutely love. 

Pinterest. I think we can make this work. 

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