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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Damn You Pinterest!

I wasn't going to do it. I had too many social media accounts to manage as it was. I don't like crafts, I can't cook and home decorating isn't in my budget! No way were you going to find me on Pinterest. And then....

It was recommended to me that I create a Pinterest account for the organization I work for. Not having a clue how Pinterest works I decided to play around on a personal account before screwing something up with  the company's name on it. Assuming of course that I'd spend an hour or so with my own tutorial and then leave the account never to be opened again while I focused on the one I had to create.

Little did I know how unbelievably addictive this little website could be. My one hour tutorial turned into a straight three hours in front of my screen. Followed by an extremely long late-night session after I got the kids in bed that night. This was a week ago and since then not only do I have over 150 pins, I'VE ACTUALLY USED THEM!


Me, who never crafts, painting the legs on my kitchen table this weekend. Me, who normally throws the kids artwork in the garbage actually dedicated a wall in my dining room as their "masterpiece" display. Me, who considers coloring in a coloring book perfectly fine art for the kids, sat on the floor and painted mason jars with my son which we turned into nightlights. Me, who hates to cook, well I still hate to cook, but I did hand over some yummy recipes to the hubby to make.

How you may ask, could someone without an ounce of creativity in her bones pull this off? Because this website makes it so damn easy! My husband has no idea what to think. But he likes it. My kids aren't sure if they should still call me Mommy. But they are having fun. I too am not exactly sure why it is I can't seem to spend more than a few hours away from the Pinterest screen. But I sure as hell hope you'll join me at the party: http://pinterest.com/andrearbeard//!

8 comments:

  1. That's too funny. I have yet to really get into Pintrest. I keep trying, but I'm just to busy and have no time to do anything fun or crafty anyway. Someday I'm sure I'll find it more useful :)

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  2. I love using Pinterest for pinning things that I like as well as sharing my pins with others. I get quite a bit of traffic from pinterest on my blog. Let me know if I can help you.

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  3. I haven't been browsing through my Pinterest, though I pin my blog posts regularly. Maybe Pinterest could get me to do arts and crafts, too. Haha! :)

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  4. I too was really resistant to Pinterest, but then I went to a social media conference and learned 2 really interesting things. 1. Pinterst is the fastest growing social media site. 2. 90% of people on Pinterest are women. Well, since my blog targets women, it just made sense to join! I have not yet had time to really browse in more detail, but someday I will!

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  5. I love Pinterest to pin many of the science projects or craft lessons for the kiddos to learn Spanish. I love how to organize many of the articles, too. Glad your work is on there.

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  6. lol, now you know. Besides, you've actually used them so go and enjoy pinterest.

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  7. How funny! I love Pinterest, but I have to limit myself since it is addicting. I'll follow you on it.

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  8. I TOTALLY AVOIDED PINTEREST TOO...until i started to blog then I thought it was a must...now my husband hates seeing it up on my screen because it means "project time!"!! Glad to see someone else lost the war again the pin! I am hosting today at my site http://www.frugalfitfamily.com - swing by and share if you can!

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