The Library: College’s Most Popular Social Network

It has come to my attention, through frequent observation, that the library is not used for it’s original purpose. I’m seeing more and more people going to the Library to socialize. You meet up with friends, discuss the weekends events, and chat over coffee. Even when people are alone, I still see then socializing, but through their computer. It’s very unlikely to find a person not on a type or social media. What happened to the library being a place for books and studying?
I guess one book is still very popular in the library.

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Top 5 Reasons To Go On Pinterest

Pinterest is a fairly new, but an increasingly popular site where you can scan through a bunch of images targeted to things you like all at one time. You can follow specific categories or people and save their images to your own Pin Board. It’s sort of like scanning through just the images of magazines, seeing something you like, cutting it out, and putting it on your cork board. Although it’s surprisingly popular with women, there are many reasons that everyone can benefit by going on Pinterest. Click on my favorite Pins and see the reasons why I go on Pinterest.

1) To Plan your wedding

Pinterest is the new way women (and men) can get a jump on their wedding planning, even if they are far from married. With the images linking to the purchasing site, it will make the planning for the big day that much easier. Fashion is all over Pinterest and you can find hundreds of different dresses and ideas to ease the planning stress. Go through and see other lay out ideas and color schemes to compare from so you know exactly what you want. It is a lot easier to just have a Pin board of all your ideas instead of having a giant binder of magazine clippings. Become your own wedding planner.

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2) To find new recipes

In my personal life, it seems that more of my friend’s moms are on Pinterest than my friends themselves. Granted we all found the site before our moms, but thank goodness for moms being active on Pinterest and sharing their famous recipes. You can find recipes for the healthy new takes on classic foods or fancy new cocktails to serve at your next dinner party. With almost every picture you see on Pinterest, you can click to it’s source to learn how to make all the beautiful food. Guaranteed, if you haven’t it yet, you will begin to hear the phrase “I found it on Pinterest” all the time.

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3) To sell your products

Because the Pins send the user to original source, businesses can take advantage and use Pinterest to sell their products. A lot of people connect their Pinterest to their Etsy account to drive in large Pinterest traffic. So if you’re looking to sell your stuff make sure you take pretty pictures of your product to attract the users so every time a picture is Pinned your site is getting that much more exposure.

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Hey look it’s me! I’m a Pin!

4) DIY

Pinterest became an outlet for people to show how they made their fancy crafts. There are pins with directions on how to use old house hold objects to make new fun things, or how to update your old clothes, or to find out the perfect craft to make at your child’s next birthday. Picture collages of do it yourself projects add simplicity to something that you probably didn’t think was possible.

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5) Cute Animals

Because it makes finding pictures of precious animals online a lot quicker.

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LOOK AT THAT FACE.

Happy Pinning!

So here’s where I’m at

Writing this blog is often a joy and struggle. From all the sass I give off in my daily life (sorry friends), it is actually harder to write about social media faults and successes than I thought it was. I thought I was the all knowing social goddess of my generation. This was going to be cake. False.

Truth is, you all scare me. The reason my stats are not anywhere near where I’d like them, it’s because I am too afraid to post on Facebook. I’ll post it on Twitter and Tumblr because that is where I feel the most accepted with my creative work. Even if we are afraid to admit it, the Facebook world is cruel, judgmental, and also sensitive. I am afraid to bring this blog there, right now.

My fellow WordPress homies at Thought Catalog and the geniuses at BuzzFeed are the reasons why I write and what I write about. These blogs are sarcastic, mean, truthful, witty, and relevant to what is happening everywhere in the world. From music to religion, they have your news covered with a new spin on “opinion pieces”. They have snarky remarks and provide insight on aspects of life we never even think about. I want my blog to be like that and in the funnest way possible. I don’t want to offend people. I want to educate by using humor and making my writing fun to read. This blogging experience is all about being passionate about what you write and enjoying the writing process, but still sharing riveting and relevant information. From what I have heard, that’s what I’m doing.

I’d also like to take this blog post opportunity to thank my friends who I harass on a daily basis to read my blog. You are all gems in my book, but if you break one of my Facebook rules, or I see you doing something I write about that I hate, I am going to call you out on your lack of reading my blog. That’s the price you pay to be my friend. And yes, the stats are a big component of success in the blogging world. But, in my opinion, if I get one less hashtag on Facebook, I am doing something right. It is more than just a numbers game to me.

So what’s next? What website do you want to read about? Do you feel like there is a place in social networking that you just don’t get and would like my opinion on? Tell me! Tweet Me! Comment! Anything, I’m everywhere on the internet.

-LindseyOnLine