Oh, how I'd love to hear those words every day! Heck, once a week, once a month, bi-yearly. I'm not greedy.
i'm your dream come true
I'm writing this post after the fact, but I'm going to place it in line with the beginning of the blog and pretend it's always been there. Except, I just told you it hasn't been. Whatever. I like things in order.
The questions I get most often...
Why do you love Pinterest so much?
Pinterest fascinates me. I like to compare Pinterest to a magazine. I love magazines. Several are delivered to my mailbox every week or month. Yet, there aren't many magazines I read cover to cover. (Probably only People.) The first time I pick up a magazine, I will page through it completely, only looking at the pictures and reading the short blurbs. (sound familiar?) Then, I will return to the blurbs or headlines that most piqued my interest.
Considering Pinterest's growth, over 9000% year-to-date, I have a feeling I'm not the only one who reads magazines this way. Pinterest affords me the luxury to indulge in my love for magazines without the expense to my wallet or the environment.
Yes. You don't need to use or understand Pinterest to enjoy my blog. Plus, I'm charming and funny. (Says me. ;) Sorry, no refunds, if you disagree.)
What is your blog about?
Nothing. Nothing specific, anyway. I'm not crafty, I don't cook, I don't homeschool. I do, however, like to play on the internet.
I love Pinterest, Google, Facebook. Also, reading blogs and message boards. I recently added Google Reader to my phone. I still get giddy opening it.
The only internet thing I do not proactively use is Twitter. Please don't tweet at me if you need a timely response. I'm not a bird. I don't speak tweet. (No offense, Mr. Twitter Blue Bird.) I'm learning, though, so no-response-required messages are always appreciated.
Anyway, I digress. Pinterest introduces me to new and exciting things every day. It's a great platform for searching the internet, especially if you want to see what is trending right now.
I will spend an entire day trying to find that one nifty <anything> I saw in passing 57 days ago that I suddenly cannot live without. I will research anything to avoid all things domestic.
For example, I once spent an entire afternoon researching chickens even though I don't live on a farm. I spent weeks compiling the best wedding related profiles even though I'm already married. I'm not above hot dog art, either.
Bottom line, I have a passion for research, silly or serious, I love to read, and I enjoy sharing what I find.
As I write more blogs, I'm afraid the depth of my addiction will be apparent the first time I accidentally drop a pin-bomb.
What's a pin-bomb you ask? Well, these are normal words that were pinnified by me or other people like me.
I imagine a big flashing neon arrow pointing to my pin-bomb with the comment, "Listen to this crazy chick, talking like she lives in Pinterestville. She needs some serious help." To avoid this scene, I shall share my bound-to-happen pin-bombs with you ahead of time.
Here is a list of the pin-bombs already in my vocabulary. I made up some myself and I saw some on Pinterest, but I take full responsibility for my pinterpretations.
Pinaholic - ME
Pinteresting - Also ME. That's why you're here, right? Yeah, I thought so.
Pinterruptions - Husbands, children, pets, housework, sleep, and paying jobs.
Pinsomnia - How could I possibly sleep when there are so many things to pin?!
Pinster - Pinning gangster. This is like Big Foot. I haven't ever seen Big Foot, but I'm not going to say it doesn't exist.
Pinterject - Interrupting everyday mundane conversations to talk about things you pinned because...
Dispinterested - If it's not happening on Pinterest, I'm not interested.
Pirony - Staring at pins of delectable desserts all mixed up with pins of skinny girls showing off their abs, exercise tips, and lettuce.
Pinoarder - Hoarder of pins.
Pinhead - Not to be confused with, errrr, penis head.
Pintermission - Eventually you're going to have to pee.
Pinning! - What Charlie Sheen says every time he pins something.
Conflict of Pinterest - Having to choose between being productive in your real life and pinning in your imaginary life. The state of my house will tell you there isn't enough conflict happening up in here.
Pintervention - If you don't see me pinning, my husband got to me. Please send help.
Piniquette - Pinning etiquette. Be mindful of your fellow bloggers and pinners. Always find the original source of your pins, pin the specific URL, and only copy and paste the titles in the description field.
Fun fact - If you highlight the text you want (like, Whopper Brownies) before you click on Pin It, the highlighted text will automatically fill in the description field.
Pinja Vu - When your finger hovers over that pin button because it looks familiar...
Pinesia - Repinning the same shit over and over again.
Compound Pinterest - The amount of money you save by clicking Pin It all day instead of Add to Cart combined with the money not spent because you're too busy pinning to go to an actual store. Hmmm, maybe I should share that little nugget with my husband. It will most definitely delay that pintervention.
In the comments section below, share with us your own pin-bombs.
When I first discovered Pinterest, I didn't feed myself or sleep for three days. I hope someone fed my children. Initially, I couldn't stop staring at all of the pretty pictures. Then, I figured out how to pin my own pretty pictures, and I pinned till my pinning finger cramped up and begged for mercy.
I pinned chicken dishes (I must really like chicken.), desserts (I know I like dessert!), beautifully decorated rooms, funny jokes, and pictures of furry animals. The beauty of Pinterest is that all of these pictures are right there for your viewing pleasure! You see what other people are pinning and re-pin their pins of interest to you onto your own boards. Pins on Pinterest get passed around more than a joint at a rock concert. It's fantastic!
I did wonder how it all started and how the pins were linked to Pinterest, but I was too busy stealing other people's pins to care.
At some point, it dawned on me to clean out my sadly-neglected-hardly-opened favorites folder and pin the links via pictures onto boards. BRILLIANT. So, I needed to learn how to pin from scratch. I did. And I still don't open the links from this stuff I deemed save worthy at some point, but the links in the form of pictures sure are prettier to look at.
I find things on Pinterest that are so inventive, comical, absurd, obnoxious, and awesome that I find myself throwing the links at my friends and begging them to engage me over my latest find. So, that brings me (and you) to Totally Pinteresting. I will be blogging random thoughts, highlighting interesting finds, and making fun of ridiculous finds. Also, I will be keeping track of stuff I actually did from Pinterest. Unless these projects are desserts, they will probably end badly. Trust me. We can all laugh together about my lack of craftiness.
Stay tuned. In the meantime, check out my boards, create your own board if you haven't already, and put a pin on it!