I have a Pinterest account, and I will tell you that I pinned precisely one thing over the course of this social site’s lifetime. Of course, I had a beta account. What do you take me for, some sort of non techy! It was a site that I could never get into. I really did see how it could be useful.
I work as a catering sales and marketing manager, so my livelihood comes from throwing parties. I also love to cook. Have you seen how many pictures of food have been pinned?
Pinterest and I should have had a love love relationship. But the site fell just slightly short of my expectations. So let me tell you why….
1) There were no link backs to original websites where the images came from. How the hell was supposed to make that baked chicken breast covered in bacon and maple syrup that I re-pinned.
2) There was no way for me to keep my ideas to myself. As an event planner, when I am planning a party, I do not want to share my genius with the rest of world. My events, presentation, and food should be unveiled at the appropriate moment, not on the internet where anyone can see them.
So the other week when I received a Klout perk for LoveIt, I was skeptical.
“Oh great! Another one of those pinning sites,” ran threw my head.
But as I dug deeper into the site, I found unexpected uses for LoveIt for my career.
Why I LoveIt
1) I have used the site generate menu ideas for upcoming events and proposals I have been working on. The fact that I can link back to source allows me find the recipes to all of those food items that made my mouth water. Otherwise my executive chef would have my head on platter.
2) I have created a private board for myself and a colleague to work on ideas for an upcoming table top design competition we are entering. It is a collaborative shared private board for our eyes only. We can pass ideas back and forth, and hopefully blow our competition out of the water with our brilliance.
I am sure over time I will find many more uses for this gem of site, but for now I am finally a true believer. Although Pinterest has a place, I am beyond in lust with LoveIt.