“‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, I was trying to avoid things and got distracted by all things Mickey Mouse”
What am I talking about? Just before Christmas, when I was busy with all things Chanukah and beyond, my friend Kelby Carr, aka @TypeAMom, mentioned something about Pinterest. This was far from the first time she had mentioned an addiction to it. I heard about it while in NYC during SheStreams. Of course, I tried to stay away. Why? Not because I didn’t think I would like it. I knew I would and didn’t want another item in my bag of tricks.
Well, Kelby brought me to the dark side that evening. When I said I was avoiding it, she sent me an invite. Within minutes, I was a sold. What’s not to love as a mother, geek, social media person, and crafter? Seriously, WAY too much to offer.
The beauty of Pinterest is you can personalize in any way you want. So far, I have organized my pins into 16 boards. My topics include:
Disney Life For Me – Recipes to Try – Sweet Goodness – Knitting Things – Crafts for Kids – Geek I am – Need to Read – For Those Eeyore Kind of Days – Chanukah Oh Chanukah – Recipes that we Enjoy – Bullying Be Gone – Books from Tuesday Tales – Just for Laughs – Around the House – <3 Day Items – Birthday Party Ideas
On Type-A Parent, Kelby has shared 5 Pinterest Tips for the Beginner. This post does a great job summarizing things for the newbie getting to know Pinterest. Now, let me share a few fun pins.
From “Disney Life For Me” – a favorite Dreamfinder and Figment post from Zannaland
Source: zannaland.com via TheAngelForever on Pinterest
A funny saying that several fellow Geeks shared and I loved for my “Geek I am” board:
Source: nerdquirks.tumblr.com via TheAngelForever on Pinterest
Of course, there are lots of sweet temptations in my “Sweet Goodness” board. Here is one with cookie dough that is taunting me to make it one day:
Source: recipegirl.com via TheAngelForever on Pinterest
There are SO many other goodies out there, but I will leave you with those three pin examples. If you are on Pinterest Type-A Parent also has a Pinterest Profile Linkup that they are running to locate more people. Oh one more thing, congratulations to Kelby. While I sit and type this, she just announced that she was signed on to write a Pinterest for Dummies book.
So my question to you this week:
Are you on Pinterest yet or not? If you are, what do you like using it for? If you are not, I would love to know what you are waiting for.
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the linky there if you are participating.
I am on pinterest but I don’t really understand it so I barely use it. I try every now and then but I don’t seem to be able to wrap my mind around what I am supposed to do with it. I don’t know why I can’t catch on. :)
Upstatemamma´s last blog post ..How Did You Know?
I absolutely looove Pinterest! I use it for inspiration for my daily life – home decor, fashion, gadgets… anything!
Jennifer´s last blog post ..New Year’s Resolutions – AF
I, too, avoided Pinterest for a few months. One of my good friends has been on it since it’s inception and she was like “What are you waiting for”. Like you, I didn’t really want something else to keep up with and honestly…I just didn’t understand what the big deal was about saving a bunch of pictures to a virtual corkboard.
Then someone gave me a better explanation of what it was and that its not just pictures, but saving links to things you like such as recipes, crafts, decorating ideas & instructions, etc. Yep…I was then hooked!
I’m on Pinterest, but I haven’t delved as deeply into it as I should, mostly because I haven’t had the time I know I’ll need to pin like a maniac…that day is coming, though! ;)
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I will have to try it out, guess I can add one more tech tool to the mix;)
Auntie E´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday-Favorite Tech tools.
Hi, my name is Aubrey and I am addicted to pinterest. I spend way too much time there. I jjst cant help myself.
I’m on Pinterest as jamericanspice.
I try not to visit often or I’d get sucked in too :)
JamericanSpice´s last blog post ..I’m A Calendar Girl – Aloha!
I have been on Pinterest for quite awhile and love it. It’s totally addicting! I love using it for recipes and home decorating inspiration.
Kari´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday – Disney Movies
Yes, I am on there as imathomebaking. I love finding new recipes there as well as other craft projects!
I’m At Home Baking´s last blog post ..Coffee Cake Bundt
I LOVE pinterest! I find great recipes and photography ideas. I could sit on that site all day if I had the time.
Courtney´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday
Didn’t know about it so I guess I should check it out.
Cheryl “Mash”´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday
Not on, I have enough to do with trying to keep the blog going. Only so many hours in the day and I’ve shut down all my on-line selling sites so I could spend the limited computer time I do have to blogging.
Menopausal New Mom´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday – Designer Edition
yes, I am on Pinterest. Trying hard not to let it take over my life like my daughter has.
I got an invite last week but, haven’t dark sided as of yet. It is one more thing.
Have a great Friday.
Harriet´s last blog post ..Digital or Physical?
I am on Pinterest. I love it for finding crafts and recipes and keeping track of things I want to try.
Jennifer Lachman´s last blog post ..Puppy Eggs and Aloha Friday
I just joined. I am still trying to figure things out. Any tips?
Burgmom´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday
I love it………I try to spend 10 minutes per day only (hopefully) because it makes me smile. :)
Debra @ A Frugal Friend´s last blog post ..Sat., Jan 7th: Michael’s Free Craft Project: Yarn Backpack Buddy
I just started using Pinterest and now I’m totally addicted. I can spend the entire day finding things to pin!
I am, but I very rarely use it. It’s just not essential to my life.
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