Like most social media sites, Pinterest can be quite addictive! If your world revolves around aesthetics and graphic images, then you are more likely to get hooked. If you also have a passion for collecting things then you better watch out!
Everyday I look at the images on the "feed" and repin the ones that interest me. I am linked to other artists and designers and we supply each other with inspiration on a daily basis. At some point in the future these images could be helpful and inspirational to my design/artwork and I know exactly where they are all stored.
For me, this is the attraction of Pinterest. There is also an element of promotion, self or otherwise, involved and once a band of followers has been built up, there are obviously huge viral opportunities should an image be repinned many times. A new element has recently been introduced allowing "secret boards" which keeps your images exclusive. Below is a snapshot of my boards: lets get inspired together!
MMDesign was founded by Maureen Mitchell in 2009 and has been building up a clientele from websites and various trade events.