A list of Sal’s Pinterest Boards (from Oldest to Newest)


Spring Wedding Decor

Does He Love me?

Dealing with Break-ups

Honeymoon Destinations for One

New Relationship- Taking it Slow

Fall Wedding Decor

Husband’s Favorite Recipes

Signs He’s having an Affair

Post-divorce Makeover

Stop Crying, Start Living

Adoption for Single Women

Mommy-Daughter date ideas.

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Ed’s note about this piece (yay!) –

When you don’t have a lot of words to work with, the best thing you can do is get your reader to (is anyone seeing a theme here) bring as much to the story as you do. For example, Hema’s story invited the reader to bring their knowledge of Pinterest and how the boards are set up to the story without having to do a lot of explanation. This sparse structure used the reader’s own memory as connective tissue, saving words without the old “trick” of dropping articles so that you sound like William Shatner.

25 thoughts on “A list of Sal’s Pinterest Boards (from Oldest to Newest)

    1. mixedbag Post author

      I am too! I had to spend a lot of time on Pinterest for research for this piece. Only kidding 🙂 but these are names of real boards!

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  1. Kirsten Britt Baltz

    This was an emotional rollercoaster. I had no idea Pinterest lists could be so poignant and heart breaking and uplifting all at the same time.

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  2. mynachang

    Oh, I like this! The use of pinterest boards is very clever. I like the way you show the ups and downs, and that you end on a positive and hopeful note.

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  3. Asha

    Ahhhhh! I’m so happy you’re writing again! I really like what you did here — the life cycle of relationships as expressed through Pinterest boards. Also, now I’m a little worried about the titles of my own Pinterest boards

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    1. mixedbag Post author

      Thank you, Asha! I searched Pinterest and turns out these are names of actual boards of real people!

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    1. mixedbag Post author

      I was on Pinterest when the prompts dropped. I typed spring and the first thing it showed was “spring wedding decor” 🙂 and I just went from there 😁

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    2. mixedbag Post author

      I also went back and took a good hard look at my own boards and their titles 😁

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