Seems like every woman I know is on Pinterest. It's become quite the topic of discussion. One friend's entire wedding plans are on her board. Another has a huge recipe collection pinned. A co-worker can't wait until the kids go to bed at night so she can give Pinterest her full attention. Sounds almost like an addiction, if you ask me.
What could be so fascinating about a bulletin board? I have one of those near my desk, and believe me it isn't something I'd want anyone else to look at. So in the interest of research, I decided to visit Pinterest and look around for myself. Here's what I discovered.
Pinterest is colorful and attractive. It's filled with photos, artwork, books, quotations.
Pinterest has a nifty little feature where you can look up a person, item, or topic. Type what you want in the search box and...ta-da! Tons of hits appear. As far as I can tell, pretty much anything you can think of is covered, from people to places, to pets, to books, to well...you name it.
After you join the site (it's free) you can take ideas you find and "pin" them to your very own boards. Pinterest helps you keep everything neatly organized so it won't look at all like my disasterous board at home.
I decided to sign up and immediately emails began to arrive telling me that people were now "following" me. Of course, they will soon lose interest because my board is bare as can be. I haven't yet taken the plunge of trying to pin an idea or follow anyone else. I'm not even sure if I should.
Thus the question of the day rears it's head. Should I give in to another cyber-distraction that will keep me from doing the things I should be doing, or resist the temptation? And I must sadly admit, it is tempting. I spent a good two hours just looking around.
What about you? Are you on Pinterest? Is it worth the time spent?