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March 24, 2012

Crap…I Got Sucked In

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

I joined Pinterest a few months ago.

I had absolutely no idea what it was or what I was doing.

But everyone else was doing it, so I probably should, too, right?

(Strangely, I’m not normally a sucker for peer pressure, but I totally caved on this Pinterest thing.)

So, I never visited.

And then, last night, I got my five thousandth email saying that someone else was following me on Pinterest, and I suddenly felt such pressure.

I mean, I’ve got a bunch of people following me…I should probably give them something to look at, right?

I just wasn’t sure how it worked.

And then I started scrolling.

And re-pinning things that other people had posted.

And scrolling.

And looking at all the categories.

And scrolling.

I’m not an addict.


But, I certainly did enjoy myself and wasted a good hour looking at photos on there, and I have a feeling that I didn’t even crack the surface of all that Pinterest has to offer.

So, I’ll try not to let it become a drain of my time.

I’m still not entirely sure I get it, or see any real purpose to it, but, let’s be honest…that’s never stopped me before!


  1. Funny Amy, I was the same as you. I had no idea how it worked or what it was but once you start shifting through the pictures, there are some pretty amazing things on there!

    Comment by Debbie @ — March 24, 2012 @ 7:55 am | Reply

    • There really are. I kept thinking…”Wow! I wish I had seen that first!”

      Comment by abozza — March 24, 2012 @ 9:06 am | Reply

  2. I can attest to the Power of Pinterest. It even took over a blog post over at From Grind to Whine, too! 😉 I’m off to go find and follow your boards now!

    Comment by StaceyMaisch — March 24, 2012 @ 8:16 am | Reply

    • LOL…I don’t have much to follow, yet. Gimme a week. 🙂

      Comment by abozza — March 24, 2012 @ 9:05 am | Reply

  3. I just got on Pinterest not too long ago myself. I try to pop on once a day but I have to watch the clock otherwise I’ll get sucked in to the time warp, lol.

    Comment by justafrugalfoodie — March 24, 2012 @ 8:20 am | Reply

    • It’s crazy how fast time can go as you scroll through!

      Comment by abozza — March 24, 2012 @ 9:05 am | Reply

  4. Pinterest is just amazing isn’t it? The amount of time I have wasted on there! It is just so beautiful! haha =)

    Comment by Chloe — March 24, 2012 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

    • It really is! I can’t imagine where everyone finds this awesome stuff to pin! 🙂

      Comment by abozza — March 24, 2012 @ 7:55 pm | Reply

  5. I need someone to explain to me the pictures I am looking at most of the time – because I really – usually – just don’t get it.

    Comment by ckcorcoran — March 24, 2012 @ 11:02 pm | Reply

    • Carla, LOL…I don’t get a lot of the stuff I’m looking at, sometimes, too. But, I’m finding things here and there that pique my interest. People are comparing it to social media, and I don’t necessarily agree with that, as there is no interaction other than repinning others stuff, but I do think it’s an interesting glimpse into what other people find “pin-worthy.”

      Comment by abozza — March 24, 2012 @ 11:09 pm | Reply

  6. I am wicked addicted…come follow me if you like: I will follow you back!

    Comment by thismummaslife — March 25, 2012 @ 10:47 am | Reply

    • Off to follow right now! 🙂

      Comment by abozza — March 25, 2012 @ 11:22 am | Reply

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