Have you heard of Pinterest? It’s a virtual bulletin board, where you can pin up all the pretty, funny, inspiring and crafty things you find on the internet. And, as with everything these days, it’s a social network – so you can check out other people’s boards, of course!
Fun, right? After all, I had an enormous bulletin board in my bedroom growing up (and it was only when my parents moved – while I was in college – that my dad learned that I had actually screwed it into the wall). And one of the things I miss about going to work in an office is having cubicle walls to display the things that make me happy.
But the problem with Pinterest is that it is so addicting. I was sick last night (you’re welcome for not elaborating on this point, much as I want to), so I asked my mom to watch Annalyn today. I lounged and relaxed and recuperated – and spent three hours off and on (off and on!) sifting through crafty projects, delicious dishes, beautiful landscapes and other things THAT I WANT.
So not only is Pinterest crazy addicting, but it also creates a deep discontent that I haven’t faced since my early blogging days. Every craft project seems just out of my mid-level scrapbooker’s reach, and every recipe appears just a tad too difficult for this average cook. And the landscapes? Surely I’ll never make it there in real life.
As you can see, Pinterest is an issue. Okay, so maybe I just HAVE issues. Either way, I should simply walk away. Right? Just close out and walk away.
If only I could.
Did I mention that Pinterest makes you create boards according to categories? For example, I have a craft board, a recipe board, a places board and more. Basically, it feeds my need to put things in neat little boxes and slap a label on them.
Even better if I can dredge up some funny and label them things like “I Want to Eat That Now” and “I Want to Go to There.”
Clearly, I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. What about you? Do you pin?