I don't tweet, I dislike facebook although I am on it, and I have no patience for all this social networking sharing stuff.
And then I joined Pinterest. Yikes.
Endless arrays of pictures and ideas. Easy, so easy to grab something from the internet and "pin" to idea boards. Or grab it from someone else's idea board. It's like a big menu of Tumblr blogs, but organized into topics and set up so you can see everyone's and they can see yours easily.
There is constant endorphin gratification as pretty photos slide by, and creative projects ping in my mind. Instant reward as "re-pins" and "likes" validate my tastes. It's like blog comments only more fleeting.
It's ephemeral, visually rich, quick, and it opens all kinds of creative possibilities. I am losing big portions of my day to it.
There are wonderful garden photos all over Pinterest. Plants, designs, hardscapes, tools, inventive projects, check it out. Then go look at the home design and fashion and oh my god the food ideas.
You can see whether anyone enjoys your blog photos, by checking if they pin them to their idea boards. Type pinterest.com/source/your blog url.com into your browser and it shows you any of your photos that people have discovered and grabbed, and who they are.
(Pinterest always includes the link back to your blog with credit.)
So go sign up.
It's free. You have to go through a weird invitation process that takes a couple days, and there's a waiting list (huh?), and you have to sign up with a facebook or twitter id, which is kind of annoying.
But be warned. I did not believe it could be so addicting.