Is anyone else here on Pinterest? This site is my new addiction. I admit that when I first heard people in my online circle raving about it, I didn’t get it. It seemed like just another time-waster–which, it is, but it’s way more fun than I’d anticipated, and I’m spending way more time on there lately than is healthy, and I’m not the only one, as evidenced by this pin:
If you don’t know what it is, Pinterest is an online inspiration board. You can “pin” any picture (and I think videos, too, although I haven’t tested this theory) on any web site, and it will automatically save it with a link back to the source page, which makes it a great way to save recipes, DIY and decorating ideas, snarky GIFs, play lists, wedding or party planning inspiration… you get the gist. I guess it’s a little like Tumblr, but more organized. And, of course, it’s social. I while away too much time on there just perusing, commenting on and re-pinning other people’s pins.
But it is also productive, in a way. I’ve already stored up tons of inspiration for new knitting and crochet items for my Etsy shop, as well as inspiration and tutorials for print and web design. Of course, most of what I pin on there ends up being food porn and unhealthy recipes that I would kill to be able to make, but probably never will, like these pumpkin spice latte cookies:
If I’ve lured you in, then you should know it’s still in beta, so you have to request an invitation to sign up. It took about two days for me to get my invite after I requested it, but after that it was easy to get started. Once you do, you can find me and follow me right here. And if you’re on there already, let me know so I can follow you, because I obviously need a reason to spend even more time on there, don’t I?