After avoiding Pinterest for a long time, I decided to join the site a couple weeks ago. Some of you
(that’s you, Mom) may ask, “What is Pinterest?” A strange combination of a bookmarking website and a photo-sharing site. I only use the bookmarking aspect of the site. It’s pretty much a website that stores bookmarks. Instead of words describing a link, you (easily) choose a picture and add a caption. Instead of these bookmarks being arranged in folders, they are arranged into “boards.”
The motivation for my Pinterest account was that my list of recipes I plan to make was becoming unwieldy. I moved the bookmarks to Pinterest, where I can quickly glance at each dish while planning my meals. There are also a couple other boards (folders!) of other interesting ideas.
Here’s what I’ll try to avoid on Pinterest: Making boards of every pretty picture I see online, or hundreds of projects I will never make. That would just make me feel bad about myself. While I probably won’t make every recipe I ever put on Pinterest, they are all foods it would be reasonable to make. For example, I currently have marked an interesting way of making iced coffee. I HATE coffee. However, my husband likes it, so I’ll check with him sometime if he’d be interested in such a concoction. If not, I’ll delete the pin.
Go ahead and check out my boards. If you have a Pinterest account, feel free to follow me. If you don’t have a Pinterest account, you can still totally check out my pins whenever you want. There is nothing private about Pinterest–everything on all of everyone’s boards is open to the public.