When I was in high school, I had a black canvas bag that I adorned with pins. Pins with slogans, pins with the names of bands – The Smiths, The Clash, The The – pins with images, pins that told the world who I was. I was edgy, I was cool, I was dark, I was deep, I read poetry in the hallway at lunchtime and I had a cassette full of mournful Brit-pop on my Walkman. I was signifying my identity.
Which I still do, basically, only now I do it through Pinterest, and I am way less goth about it. I have (as I noted last week) boards on style and humor and food and social media and princesses and treehouses and things that I think are awesome (so awesome that they require their very own board), and every single one of those boards – and every single one of the pins on every single one of those boards – signifies something about me.
I like cats
So, basically, I’m a shoe-loving princess-admirer who laughs at cats in sunglasses and who aspires to live in a treehouse. There are some nuances missing in that summary, but you can fill in the gaps by visiting my boards and noting that I also love cowboy boots and brownies and cocktails and Audrey Hepburn and bright pink bags and bunkbeds and memes that include animals saying silly things and anything to do with coffee. I CONTAIN MULTITUDES AND I PIN ALL OF THEM.
What do your Pinterest boards signify about you?
You see how this post is on my Intel Digital Life page? That’s because I wrote it with my Intel hat on, which is totally a little foil beanie that receives satellite transmissions from the galaxy of AWESOME. Or something. Anyway, it’s part of the series that you see here, on this humble page, about living la vida digital, which is also part of this whole storytelling exercise over here, on Facebook. You should check it out.