The social bookmarking site is the third-largest social media network. That’s pretty impressive for a relatively new site.
The start-up recently closed a $120 million round of funding. Read and weep Facebook!
Pinterest is more like an online scrap board that you share with friends and strangers all over the interwebz.
It’s also a powerful procrastination device.
I’ve logged on to Pinterest with the intention of spending a few minutes on there, just to pass the time.
Five hours later I have several new boards filled with inspirational home decor and DIY craft ideas.
I even pin organization tips. This is pointless because I’m extremely unorganized. Well, that’s not entirely true. My Pinterest boards are perfectly organized and look so pretty!
Check it out.
That’s just a teaser. I have 35 boards now and counting. Click here to follow me on Pinterest so I can add more!
I’d be the second coming of Martha Stewart if I applied those organizational skills to my laundry mountain monster.
Some of my Pinterest pins are useful. I bought a lovely unique Ouija board ring after discovering it on Pinterest. I’d never have found it any other way.
I love online shopping. Sometimes Pinterest makes that easier.
My food, home decor, health and fitness, and DIY craft boards are another story.
I’m not a fan of cooking. But I still pin hundreds of recipes. Maybe I’ll change and try out a new recipe everyday! Doubtful.
My DIY ideas Pinterest board is even more hopeless. I’m not crafty at all. I can’t follow the instructions to assemble Ikea furniture. So am I really going to be constructing furniture out of pallets? Maybe when pigs can fly.
My home decor board just makes me feel guilty. So many fabulous ideas! I’d love a condo that looks like a model suite 24/7.
Unfortunately I grew up in South Africa and always had a maid. Everyone who is middle class has a maid in South Africa. We have gardeners also.
I’m constantly bemused and frustrated about my messy home. I’ll clean and organize. But it never lasts. The mess returns in 48 hours. What’s the point?
My health and fitness Pinterest board isn’t as bad. I do enjoy working out. But it still took me months to try out one of the workout routines. It was an arm workout Youtube video. My arms are sore today. I think I’ll follow through with some of those pins. I’m all about instant results!
So what have I learned from Pinterest?
Clearly I need full-time maids, chefs, and personal trainers to live up to all the inspirational ideas on Pinterest.
Do you love Pinterest?
Has it changed your life? Or do you just pin pretty things and never try them out?
Speaking of which, stop with the mason jar obsession! We don’t need to eat, drink, and put everything in a mason jar.
Happy Friday everyone!