I love it. I'll tell you why, not because I can put pretty things up on my page, or show everybody what great style I have ( I already know that
) but because I'm in the middle of designing my boler, garden kitchen and my (dream) house I've actually drawn up plans for all three and now I'm busy collecting all the necessary stuff to build the first two. I'm working with a blank slate in both cases and I get lots of ideas from pictures other people have taken. Now to sieve out the fantasy from the eventual reality and the limitations of my builder self...
I don't spend a lot of time organizing my pinterest page, but every single thing on my page is there for pure inspiration.
I mean, seriously, who couldn't see a variation of this on my soon-to-be deck?
My boler will be a play on Canadiana, but I don't want limit my choices to red and white.. or the Hudson's Bay Blanket. I've been looking for some ideas, and I hadn't been all that lucky - Apparently, it's not the most popular theme.. lol.
Anyway, I started a page there and I'm saving all the photos, and now I've pretty much got the plan down pat. In my head...
What I love about this format is...If you hit the picture you eventually (usually) go back to the source and sometime those are the pages you really want to read, so unlike most web sites that use borrowed pictures on the net, the trail hasn't gone cold.
What I have found in the past, while searching for inspiration for other projects, is that... the net is not on the dewey decimal system.
I can't go to the geography section and read what i want, I have to search for bits and bites. This site is at least organized by interest, and if someone likes something that I do, it might lead to further information that I otherwise would have missed because I haven't read or seen a particular publication or website before.
That being said, I can see how it wouldn't be useful or attract everyone.