Get (p)interested.

Well, I succumbed to the peer pressure and joined Pinterest.

If you haven’t heard yet, Pinterest is basically a collection of virtual bulletin boards where you can post pictures, clippings, ideas, etc onto them just as you would a real bulletin board.

I have several friends who’ve been on this for months and have told me, “You just HAVE to get on it!”

Really, I don’t have to do anything. When I heard about Pinterest, I was just confused. Is this the first time anyone has ever thought of keeping pictures they like, article clippings, and recipes?

Not to sound silly, but I’ve been doing that for years. I keep tubs of binders filled with inspiration for writing, fashion, and cooking. Not to mention my office walls are covered with actual(!) bulletin boards.

Sure, I get that now we are exposed to more crafts and recipe and party ideas using Pinterest. But sometimes I just wonder, did you really need the picture of the candy cane straw to think of it?

And then there’s the flip side: Pinterest demeans our creativity. Call me crazy, but I’m a creative soul, and when I think of something cool, I don’t need someone saying, “OH, well she just found it on Pinterest.”

Nonetheless, I joined the damn thing. I only have a few things pinned, but I’d love for you to follow me. Frankly, I can’t figure out how to find anyone on there.

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