Pinterest is a great tool for gathering visual information. Here is a bunch of Pinterest boards to follow covering topics from productivity and GTD to gin and men’s fashion.
What is Pinterest?
Launched in 2010, Pinterest is a site where you can upload, save and manage images and other visual media, known as pins. The site has more than 150 million active monthly users. The demographic has a slight overweight of females.
You can think of it as a digital cork board. The pins are organized on boards. The boards can be private or public. You can re-pin other users pins, or upload your own. Pins are often linked to web pages in the same way as pictures may be when you share something on Facebook or Twitter.
You can follow other peoples boards. Pins from these boards will then turn up in your feed. The site is free to use but requires registration.
Examples of how I use Pinterest
Before we started remodeling our master bathroom, both my wife and I collected pins of tiles and bathroom designs that we liked. Pinterest is ideal for projects like this. I also use Pinterest for gathering pictures of places I want to travel or DIY projects I want to try.
Given the focus on visual media, Pinterest is also ideal for infographics depicting all kinds of workflows, folder structures, etc – something that is great for examples of how other people are organizing their to-do lists or using applications like Evernote or Todoist.
Pinterest boards to follow
Pinterest can become addictive. I find it to be the perfect app for killing time. To help you get started, I have gathered a number of cool and interesting boards.
Pinterest boards to follow: Productivity
- MakeUseOf.com has a very good board on productivity.
- Brenda Ster has a board about Leadership.
- And about Organization.
- As well as Evernote and OneNote.
- Systems Matter has even more Evernote Tips & Tricks.
- They have a board dedicated to Small Business Tools.
- And one for Productivity for Entrepreneurs & Freelancers.
- Not to forget, a board dedicated to Getting Things Done.
- Another good Pinterest board about GTD can be found here.
- Kirby Ingles has a board dedicated to Productivity.
- And one about Getting Things Done.
- He also has a board about Office Ideas.
- And one about Home Projects.
- He even has a board filled with ideas on how to Organize Your Life.
- Todoist has a board called Let’s get things done.
- Believe it or not, they have a board dedicated to Todoist.
Pinterest boards to follow: Style
- Christian Radmilovitch has a pretty cool board called Men & Styles.
- In fact, he has so many good bords that I recommend to check out all of them.
- Accessories from Paul Smith works in most occasions.
- If you wonder why I love Burberry, take a look at The Burberry Heritage Archive.
- If you are on a budget, take a look at the Massimo Dutti Men’s board.
- And their Accessories.
- If you are looking for advice about shoes, Real Mens Style has the board for you.
- Jack D’Arcy has a cool bord about Ties and tie knots.
- And about well dressed men.
- Vincent Le Noble has a board called My Style.
Pinterest boards to follow: Gin
- Vincent Le Noble also has a board dedicated to Gin & Tonic.
- Michael Wallace has a collection of Negroni Week Recipes.
- Here are a lighting and furniture company that claims to have the Negroni as their official drink.
- Tim Sawyer has a board full of really cool gin bottles.
- Mix That Drink has a board full of Martini Recipes.
- As well as a board with Gifts for Cocktail Lovers.
- Did I mention their board dedicated to Gin Drinks?
- Lets round this off with Anthony LeDonne’s board called Things that aren’t martinis.
Other Pinterest boards to follow
I have a dedicated board for each of the main categories on my blog.
- In addition, I have a board filled with Inspiration.
- And How-to‘s.