Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Posting Quotes to Pinterest

If you have any favourite quotes, you will probably want to save them for posterity. And, if you are like me, then part of that 'saving for posterity' will mean that you want to post that great quote to Pinterest.

Creating a graphic that presents your quote well takes quite a bit of time, effort and skill. It is often much, much easier to see if you can find a version that someone else has done before you.

The trouble is, the exact quote you want can be hard - or darn near impossible - to find... or be mis-attributed when you do find it. For example, the strategic planning guide, told to me many times by my old management lecturer, Jonathan John. I haven't found this online as yet, so have no idea who wrote it originally (Michael Wilkinson calls it his "Driver's Model", but it is an model older than Michael, I suspect).

How would I post that? I would have to make my own poster, and faff about to get it looking just right... or I could find an app that will do it for me. Then all I have to do is choose a format and key my words in. All I would need is an app...

And yay! There are a couple of free cloud apps that allow us to do just that. They make our quotes look pretty darn spanking, with minimal artistic and creative decisions. Then we can post our favourite 'words in a row'.

While they are a bit limited in quote length and layout options, the emphasis should be on 'free'. It makes all constraints worthwhile. The sites are:
  1. http://www.recitethis.com/# and
  2. http://pinstamatic.com/
With these two applications, you need nothing else. Happy pinning!

Sam

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