Last week… it happened.
I got an invitation to join Pinterest and spent a good portion of that day obsessed with pinning & creating boards.
First it was Farmville.
Then I gave up the farm in favor of blogging & Bejeweled Blitz.
Gave up Bejeweled for Angry Birds.
Hello, my name is Kelli and I’m addicted to Pinterest.
Ahhh, feels good to get that off my chest.
I don’t think I’m the last to know about Pinterest, but when I’ve mentioned Pinterest in casual conversations over the last week or so, I’ve gotten a few “What the hell is that?” looks. Which honestly makes me a little giddy that I’m not the last to get on board for once!
If you haven’t had an opportunity to enjoy Pinterest to the fullest, let me know. I can totally send you an invitation, just be warned… it will take over your life! Mainly because it’s too damn easy to become a Pinterest addict. Once you install the Pin It button to your bookmark bar… all you do is hit it up whenever you see something crazy-awesome anywhere in the webiverse. You pin it to whatever Pinterest board your little heart desires. Don’t have a board that fulfills whatever awesome thing you’re pinning? Super easy to create one right then & there… and then you’re off and running, obsessed with filling that board… it’s a vicious cycle. You can check out everyone else’s boards and repin anything fun you see there. There’s also the social aspect of it: following, liking and commenting on people’s boards you enjoy. Just what you need, another social media site, huh? I know, I know. But trust me on this one. Pinterest is worth getting into! You can organize recipes, get craft ideas, celebrate something you love… hell, I hear people plan entire weddings on here! There’s even an iPhone app, making it nearly impossible to leave Pinterest behind.
After my initial 24 hours of going all out pin-crazy on Pinterest, I’ve had to stop myself; I do not have the luxury of spending gobs of time on Pinterest. I do have children, a house & blog to maintain as well as free-lance writing gigs I’m now adding to my juggling act. Pinterest was the last thing I needed, but it’s such an inspiration, I’m having a hard time finding a negative aspect of it, other than the massive time-suckage. I do check in on Pinterest once in awhile, ok, a few times a day, but I do force myself off and actually close my Pinterest tab when it gets bad. I’m on it more than facebook at this point. #thereisaidit. And I do have to admit, I get a personal high when I see something I pinned re-pinned multiple times over… it’s the little things, my friends. And Pinterest helps you collect these little things as whacked-out-obsessively as you’d like.
Do you need an invite or are you already obsessed with Pinterest like me?
Let me know and I’ll send you an invite &/or follow you!