Calling All "Inspiration Board" Addicts

22 Feb

Some trends I jump on with the quickness of a cheetah.  Others, not so much.  Twitter, for example, isn’t something that I’ve gotten into.  I’m not sure why, except that I don’t think I’m clever enough to keep my followers interested.  That, and I hate saying “tweeted.”  It’s just weird.

Anyway, Pinterest was something my friends started talking about a year or so ago.  They began sending me “invites” left and right.  I didn’t get it.  An online pinboard?  Like the bulletin board I had in high school…but online?  What the heck would I need one of those for?  I wasn’t sure why, so I politely ignored invitation after invitation to join the “inspirational board” site.  The more my friends talked about it, though, the more I wondered if I should give in and see what the fuss was about.  Finally, after hearing about the 900th recipe someone tried after seeing it on Pinterest and then seeing a friend’s adorable nursery that was mirrored from a photo she saw on Pinterest…I decided I needed to give it a whirl.

Skeptical but intrigued, I created an account and started a few “pinboards” – one for food/recipes, one for fashion and one for home stuff.  Before I knew it (literally like an hour in), I was a total addict, pinning everything in sight.  A new recipe?  Why not!  A holiday cocktail to make?  Sure!  Bedroom furniture for my hypothetical children?  Yes, please.  Tory Burch boots that I can’t afford?  Absolutely!  Pinny, pin, pin, all night long.

I went to work the next day and struck up a convo about my new favorite thing.  Surprisingly enough, one of my male co-workers also used Pinterest.  (To be honest, though, I wasn’t that shocked, as he’s an artsy kind of guy who’s also hip and cool enough to pull off having a Pinterest account.)  I turned to the other male in the room, who is also artsy/cool and asked if he was a “pinner.”  His response?  “No.  When my wife mentions something she’s seen on there I tell her that I’m not pinterested.”

Hilarious.

Even more hilarious?  On Monday (two months after our initial discussion) said “not pinterested” male confessed that he just accepted a Pinterest invite.  Well, well, well.  Welcome to the dark side.

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2 Responses to “Calling All "Inspiration Board" Addicts”

  1. April March 5, 2012 at 7:08 am #

    I really want you to be on Twitter. I just "Tweeted" your Southern Belle blog. But it would have been way easier if you had a twitter button! xoxo

  2. 1womansfitnessjourney April 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    This was high-larious!! I have never (that I can remember) laughed out loud (for real) at something that I read. But this, this was the first and only time and I guess because that was my same first reaction. Didn't really understand it but wanted to see what all the fuss was about and within the hour became completely addicted!! Keep them coming girl!!!

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