You may have heard of this new little phenomenon called Pinterest. If you haven’t, don’t feel bad. You should actually be grateful for all the time you don’t waste looking at the “pins” of everyone you’re following. Can you say addicting? Oh my. SO addicting. I have to constantly reign myself in.
If you’re curious as to what Pinterest is, the website’s “About” section helps to explain:
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
For me, that description didn’t really help. I think my friend, Amanda, explains it much better:
For about as long as I can remember, before my mom gets rid of the magazines she receives in the mail, she goes through and rips out pages which contain ideas that she wants to remember, then she files them away in various colored folders. As you may guess these are now stuffed to the max! Well, Pinterest does all that for you in just a few mouse clicks!
Basically, you have these online “folders” where you link to pictures of stuff you like or want to remember. For instance, I have a “Gluten Free” board where I store recipes I find on the web and want to use when my MIL is visiting. I also have a “Creative & Crafty” board where I store projects I’d like to attempt, as well as a “Christmas” board and a “Photo Ideas” board. You can create any type of board you want and easily go back to find what you want. You can also look at everyone else’s boards to see what they like and decide if they’ve “pinned” something that you need to “pin” as well. Like I said, addicting. And a huge time-waster if you’re not careful.