I have a new addiction. It is called “Pinterest.com”. They say the first step to healing from an addiction is admission. Step one complete. Why am I addicted to this website? Below are some of the pros and cons for you to review.
~It involves boards – much like a bulletin board – but it is a virtual bulletin board.
~It allows me to pin my areas of interest such as tutorials, recipes, decorating ideas, fashion ideas, cute sayings, DIY projects, pictures of rooms, etc.
~It keeps me from over-loading my favorites folder on my computer.
~It keeps me from watching TV (which is not a bad thing). Besides, I have to have something to do when the hubby is hogging the remote.
~It might motivate me to organize if I would quit pinning and start organizing.
~It provides wonderful recipes that are healthy (like Weight Watchers Italian Breakfast Casserole or Weight Watchers Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes).
~It allows me to search for favorite subjects.
~It allows me to repin ideas pinned by other members. Repinning another persons pin is not even considered stealing…it is called sharing! (Credit your source)
~I can invite my friends to join.
~I meet new friends….from all over the world.
~It is an elite site. I had to be invited. But I got to invite myself!
~I can get several hours of computer experience to use on a resume. 🙂
~It sucks away time without your knowledge. I start out checking my email and just one quick peep at Pinterest and the next thing I know I have lost 2 hours.
~It keeps me from actually doing the things I have pinned because I am too busy pinning new ideas.
~It causes hearing problems – I don’t hear anything when I am pinning. (Ask my husband.)
~It makes me want to go to Michael’s and Hobby Lobby every day. (Good thing I have to drive out of town to find either store!)
~It provides wonderful recipes that I don’t need to make like White Chocolate Smores Gooey Cake Bars or Lordhavemercy Inside Out Carrot Cake Muffins.
~It allows me to be nosey. I can follow other peoples boards to see what they are pinning.
~Other people can also be nosey – and follow me.
~I now spend more time on “pinterest.com” than I do Facebook…and I love Facebook. Pinterest.com is a much better way to waste your time.
I think that sums it up pretty well – and the PROS win – 12 to 8. I am ready for my pintervention. I have my facts ready in defense!
Some other interesting tidbits about Pinterest.com –the site has rules but they are reasonable, like….
*Be Nice (we learned that early)
*Credit your Sources (Don’t take ownership of someone elses work)
*Avoid Self-promotion (This is not etsy.com)
*Report Objectionable Content (I have seen only a few pins that would fall under “objectionable content”.)
Working in workforce development for years, I couldn’t pass up the job opportunity page. They have several job listings on their site – the only one I might qualify for would be head of recruiting given my work background. I might be tempted but I don’t think I can relocate to Palo Alto, CA. It would be too far from my grandkids!
Positions listed are:
Search and Data Mining Engineer
Head of Recruiting
If you are interested – send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell them I sent you! In the meantime, join the addiction of pinning! Get on the website now and invite yourself!
8so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” 1 Thessalonians 2:8 NIV