My favorite social media options are Facebook and Pinterest. I have a reputation among some of my FB connections as the one who posts deep encouragement or just plain funny pictures/jokes. It’s my way of being creative in the interactions I have with others, since I don’t go out very often. I like to make people’s days better, and i also like developing relationships with people I may never meet in person.I’m amazed that I have a supportive circle of real friends that I actually may never meet, and I count on them to get through hard days. I’ve learned from lots of people things I knew nothing about, and I think that’s pretty awesome!
I don’t use Pinterest as often as I could (and probably should) , but you can express your creativity in many ways through their website. You can design rooms and even your whole house by seeing other people’s posts that appeal to you and “pinning” them to a board that you’ve created. It’s a way to window shop and make plans for the future and keep all your plans in one place. If you’re a writer, you can put together images that will help you develop your characters (thanks for that tip, Elora Ramirez). .Pinterest is a fun rabbit hole to follow on a dreary day or when you don’t have the energy to do much else.
You may not think social media is a creative way to spend time, but you’d be surprised at how it might help you find your creative interests.