Social Media and My New Pinterest

I just had to add a new interest, or should I say Pinterest?  Pardon the pun………if my kids knew that I just said that, they would get mad at me.   I am always having fun with word play, much to their consternation.  Well, to go back to Pinterest – I don’t know what took me so long to get into it.  All, I can say is it’s a lot of fun.  All the pictures don’t have to be your own, you can like other people’s pictures and pin them on your board, and others will hopefully like what you pin, and re-pin.  It’s a bit like retweeting on Twitter, and you can like pins too – now you’ll be reminded of Facebook.  You can also pin videos, so hence YouTube can be brought in……now you have all your social media played out  just in Pinterest.

I like to divide up my travel or my interests (such as on empowerment, or the British Royal Family, especially Princess Diana) into boards, it’s a little like having photo albums all sorted out, and not lumped together.  I have one album, more appropriately called “board” on Pinterest for London, one for Izmir, one for Istanbul, one for Italy, one for San Diego, and one that I named Travel Repins when I didn’t really know what I was doing, and still don’t quite know what to call it.  This board is where I just put pictures that I like taken by other people into one big collection, and this one isn’t at all organized – it has pictures from all over the world in it.

I still have to do more on Pinterest, I can’t just leave only mostly my pictures on my boards for instance – like the ones on Izmir or Istanbul.   My board on London has many pictures from others who have taken pictures of that amazing city.  Just like with all social media, it’s about sharing.  After all, there are so many other pictures to discover out there in the world, we have to go beyond ourselves, and share the work of others.

I have to find more time, and have been lacking time lately… has caught up with me.  Now just living day to day leaves hardly any spare moments to even dabble in social media, unfortunately.  However, my emails from Pinterest even when I’m not active myself, have shown me what people are interested in, and I’ve noted with much curiousity, that people are really into London, and why not?  London is one of the best cities in the world, if not the very best.  However, I would like to add some interest for San Diego, especially since I now live here.  So, I will work on my board on San Diego, and on some of the other boards, where I might only have my pictures.

Lastly, you know I like to have pictures in my posts… here are three pictures taken by me in three of my favorite cities and of course on Pinterest.

First, one of my favorite destinations….beautiful Venice in tantalizing Italy.

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Then, lovely London in enchanting England.

Tower Bridge, London

Tower Bridge, London

Lastly, Paradise on Earth in Coronado, San Diego, in sunny California, USA.

Coronado, San Diego

Coronado, San Diego

I think you ought to give Pinterest a try, you just might find it Pinteresting!

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About luchanik

I love travel, and cruises, and exploring the world. I like taking pictures, and treasuring those memories. I also care about human rights.

2 responses to “Social Media and My New Pinterest”

  1. Sartenada says :

    Those three cities from which You selected photos are great selection. I took a look at Your Pinterest presenting the Royal Family – wow what a huge amount of photos.

    Have a great day!

  2. luchaniktravel says :

    Thank you, Matti. When I get chance some time in the future, I would like to add a few of your pictures of Finland onto a board that I will create or perhaps put it on Travel Repins where all the other countries go on. I would love to add your Snow Castle pictures, I think those are very intriguing. As far as the Royal Family, I do have a big amount of pictures (taken by other people; only two pictures were taken by me at Harrods of a shrine/memorial to Diana and Dodi). Having an interest board such as the Royal Family is immensely fulfilling to me, as it’s like having a collection, and I enjoy seeing these pictures after so many years – and just know that many other people the same interest. I hope you have a wonderful evening, and a great weekend.

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