25 Feb Are you on Pinterest?
I resisted the idea of Pinterest for a long time. I thought it would be just another time sink for me. Another way to spend lots of time looking at wonderful images and not making wonderful things. If you aren’t familiar with Pinterest, it is a space for you to keep virtual bulletin boards full of images you love. You can also view images of things other people have pinned to their bulletin boards.
I joined a few weeks ago and, so far, I really like it! The best part is the ability to grab a picture from anywhere on the internet and pin it to one of your boards. I’ve got Favorites on Etsy, Favorites on Flickr and I can Like things on Facebook, but I can put them all together on Pinterest.
|Cinque Terre, Italy|
I decided to limit my boards to my quilt and fabric addiction, plus a few quotes and some architecture and home dec ideas. I am avoiding the travel and clothes categories in my pinning. I could pin gorgeous travel destinations all day! Same with beautiful clothes and jewelry. But, maybe not. Here’s the thing I didn’t anticipate: because there are SO many amazing images, I can only spend a relatively small amount of time looking at everyone’s pins before I get stimulation/inspiration overload. In general, I am only spending about 20 to 30 minutes a day looking at other people’s pins.
To join Pinterest, you must be invited. You can go to the site and request an invitation or one of your friends can invite you (not exactly sure how that works yet). It took three or four days after I requested an invitation before I got the OK to go ahead and join.
So, what do you think about Pinterest?