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Pinterest and Instagram for Writers (Yes. Really.)

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I love using Pinterest for all of the above. I have not jumped on the Instagram bandwagon yet. For one, my phone is old school. That means hauling around the camera. Maybe one day.

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As much as I love language and believe in the magic of the written word, I must admit that we humans are innately visual creatures living in a visually driven era. From print magazines to television, film, and now social media, our world is consumed via highly visual mediums that use images to attract attention, convey information, and tell stories.

We writers can’t be blamed for being somewhat affronted by this state of affairs. For those of us who love to read and write, society’s general disdain for the written word can feel like a personal insult.  In my work as a copywriter and content marketer, I am often forced to concede that the best solutions require less text and more visuals. Brevity and the ability to marry words and images have become indispensible skills in today’s communication arts.

As a writer, you may resist embracing the visual. You…

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Author: Angie

I live with my husband and two crazy kitties. I love having my grandchildren nearby so we can play and have messy fun. I spend oodles of time writing and reading. You can usually find me sipping tea or coffee, nibbling on dark chocolate, and contemplating what to plant next in the garden. If I am not playing, eating, drinking, or planting, then I am probably creating cards with rubber stamps or out snapping photos with my camera.

2 thoughts on “Pinterest and Instagram for Writers (Yes. Really.)

  1. Thanks for sharing, Angie! 🙂

    BTW – You make a really valid point about how smartphones make participation with these platforms SO much easier. If it weren’t for my iPhone, I wouldn’t be on Instagram at all. As it is, the combination of my phone and that platform give me an easy way to have a quick creative moment in my day no matter where I am.

  2. Totally agree. Can’t wait for my next phone upgrade. I think I could then join Instagram. Until then, Pinterest it is.

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