my PINCHIT scrapbook profile/landing page
I recently blogged about the new, refreshed and simplified approach I am taking with my space here on the internets. [joke. yes, I know it is internet. singular.] In the midst of the brainstorming and planning for sweet betweens version 2.0 : simple + honest, I was contacted by Nathalie of PINCHIT. I had not yet heard of this visual scrapbooking website and was initially going to gloss over it and move on. Once I played around with the website, however, and saw the potential for a list-making, note-taking travel junkie like me, I was hooked.
PINCHING action shot | Brooklyn BBQ restaurant I want to visit
Essentially PINCHIT is like PInterest for travel. I had actually just worked on creating some Pinterest boards for a few places in the world that I either revisit fairly predictably or plan on visiting in the near future [AVL, PDX, HKG]. Luckily I had not gotten too far into these boards as I spent the next few weeks, after being introduced to PINCHIT from Nathalie, creating some scrapbooks I am pretty pleased with.
details from a PINCH
There are a couple PINCHIT features that I am pretty impressed with. When you pinch a city guide that highlights several different restaurants, hotels, things to do, etc. [like Design*Sponge usually does] you can list all of the different venues in one simple pinch!
Each pinch is also linked to a map, so when you open a scrapbook a map will show up highlighting several of the pinches from that specific scrapbook.
I also like that you can add text to each pinch [like your pins in PInterest] so that instead of having to click through to the original web post featuring your pinches, you can make a quick note like “try the shrimp shu mai” that will show up when you look at that pinch.
my favorite scrapbook | NASHVILLE!
Granted, PINCHIT is still in baby form and there are some issues that need to be tweaked and addressed. I recently was trying to pinch some tips for Athens, GA and Portland, ME and neither of those cities showed up on PINCHIT. I sent a short Help email to the PINCHIT tech folks and within 24 hours they had addressed this concern and added those cities to their repertoire.
I would love to see you on PINCHIT! Let me know [comment below, or send me a tweet!] if you do connect with me, so I can follow you! And Nashvillians – check out my Nashville scrapbook and let me know what I’m missing!