September 4

Kickstarter & Pinterest

Posted by lori . 3 Comments

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Recently, I was introduced to two websites.  I haven’t played around with them yet, but I am very intriqued.

 

Kickstarter is an exciting way to fund creativity.  Here’s what Kickstarter is about (copied from the Kickstarter website):

Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.

A new form of commerce and patronage. This is not about investment or lending. Project creators keep 100% ownership and control over their work. Instead, they offer products and experiences that are unique to each project.

All or nothing funding. On Kickstarter, a project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands. Why? It protects everyone involved. Creators aren’t expected to develop their project without necessary funds, and it allows anyone to test concepts without risk.

Each and every project is the independent creation of someone like you. Projects are big and small, serious and whimsical, traditional and experimental. They’re inspiring, entertaining and unbelievably diverse.

What a fun way to help make someone’s dream come true!

 

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard.  Here’s what Pinterest is about (copied from the Pinterest website):

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. 

Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

Check out this link to see some examples of what you can do with Pinterest.  I can’t wait to play around with this!  Thanks, Amy, for introducing me to Pinterest.

Have you “found” any interesting websites?  I’d love to hear about them!

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3 Responses to " Kickstarter & Pinterest"

  • Tooki says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  • houndstooth says:

    A Greyhound blog that we follow with Ambrose and Dog II called Shades of Greyhounds has been trying to sell a calendar using Kickstarter.

    I didn’t know what Pinterest was, but I’ve heard of it a little. Now I’m very intrigued!

    • lori says:

      I’m very interested in exploring Kickstarter. What a fun way to help people! I want to spend time with Pinterest, just haven’t done it yet.

      I was a slacker and didn’t pledge for the Shades of Greyhound calendar. I hope there are a few extra for sale because I would love one!


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