How Pinterest Inspires Writers and Poets
By Kym Gordon Moore
How can a social network of pin-up picture boards inspire a person to write poetry? Visualization is the key. Pinterest continues to be the hottest, online social network that bridges web users to an infinite community and collection of picture boards. This social media channel continues to expand creativity, imagination and vision into a personalized online social scrapbook. There is something more profound than one can fathom on what captivates followers and fascinates those browsing, pinning, repining or simply liking a pinner’s board.
Pinterest inspires a wordsmith to create poems and other compositions based on picture boards. When facing writer’s block, scanning through personal boards or those recently pinned by others on the Pinterest homepage, will connect a poet with the emotion behind shared pins, while generating and developing a window of ideas to write about.
Poets find pictures or illustrations that are fascinating, boards that are inspiring and ideas worth exploring. A myriad of compositions can result from simply pinning or observing images, books or quotations on individual boards. Pinterest boards are poetry in itself. The boards tell a story and make a unique statement about the personality of the individual pinner, without the need for verbalization at times.
Pinterest is also an ideal avenue to share your written work and tailor your platform to attract an audience of fellow writers, editors or publishers. It is estimated that over 4 million people visit Pinterest each day. If writers and poets are not a part of the Pinterest social media scene, they are missing an opportunity to expose their genre to a mass audience that could prove successfully lucrative.
Many writing networks, poetry foundations and publishing houses are using Pinterest to post organizational announcements, information, poetry books, poets, related events and literary landmarks from their archives. This online pin board can serve as a creative outlet and idea generator, that inspires, exposes and engages users, poets and wordsmiths with digital images.
Kym Gordon Moore, author of “Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry” is an award winning poet, author, speaker, philanthropist, certified email marketing specialist and an authority in strategic marketing. http://www.kymgmoore.com She is the administrator of the Tea and Poetry Book Club http://www.teaandpoetrybookclub.blogspot.com/, co-founder of Favorite Things for a CAUSE and selected as one of the 2012 & 2013 U.S. World Book Night Volunteer Book Givers.