Not exactly a blog entry, but wanted to share this anyway.
Recently I started putting together a “mood board” for my story on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com) which got me back into the habit of compiling visual references for my story. I picked up the Pinterest hint from one of the Camp NaNoWriMo boards; apparently a lot of writers do use the site to put together graphic pegs of certain ideas for their stories.
Before Pinterest, I used to put my character boards together on Polyvore (www.polyvore.com), which operates in the same way as Pinterest: go to the site, pick out a few graphics that appeal to you, put together on a collage. I’ve found Polyvore to be a lot more work-intensive, though, since it still requires a little more know-how on graphics and proper layout.
Here’s my current board on Pinterest: http://re.pn/b/KSmj
And an old Polyvore set that I once put together, for a YA story/screenplay that never got past the outline stage: http://www.polyvore.com/my_time_in_eden/set?id=26223130