I’ve been at work today, so there’s no sewing to show.
It’s quiet at work right now, and I filled in the hours of inactivity with reading the nearest I could find to ‘The idiot’s guide to Pinterest’. Because I have lots of visual reference, and really, there’s no reason to keep that stuff in a folder on my computer when it can be kept elsewhere in a nice, neat, organised fashion, and where other people can look at it too if that’s what takes their fancy.
I freely admit that I have resisted joining the online community for a very long time. It’s not that I’m technology resistant, not at all, I have a Mac, a smart phone, a Kindle and all the other toys, it’s more that I had reservations about how public the participation would be, and I was concerned about privacy issues. I still don’t want to join Facebook. I don’t think the minute details of my day to day activities are of riveting interest, and I dislike the triviality (is that a word?) of most of what appears there. I know that Facebook can be an extremely useful marketing tool for businesses large and small. Maybe one day I’ll find I need it. But until then, I’m steering clear. Twitter’s another one I don’t see much point in. You may have noticed I usually need lots of words to cover what I have to say! Again, it’s too public, and perhaps a bit too easy to blurt out the first thing that occurs to you…
This blog, on the other hand, is heaps of fun. It’s a forum for meeting people with interests similar and dissimilar, the creative, the dedicated, the inspired and the eloquent. I kept a diary before I discovered WordPress. Now, I keep my blog, and post something most days. It has given me a community of friends and acquaintances that was lacking in real life, having moved to a city where I know very few people apart from my husband and his family. The ever-fascinating stats seem to indicate that I’m not posting into the void, either.
So one day very soon, talltalesfromchiconia will be putting up some image boards on Pinterest.
Now then, I need some better words than ‘stuff’, ‘ideas’ and ‘things’…..