I can't remember half of what happened yesterday, so it comes as no surprise that I can't remember exactly how I got turned on to Pinterest. I do remember that as soon as I saw all of that digital, visual, yummy goodness I knew I had to join right away. This was all about three minutes before Pinterest really exploded into popularity, right before anyone and their sister could send you an invite. To my delight, my photographer Tina was already on the inside and set me up fairly quickly.
And then the pinning began.
It's a wee bit like I imagine crack would be -- not that I have any comparison mind you. I can understand the siren's call that keeps a persons clicking on all of the beauty that is there. Fortunately, the new has worn off a bit, and I don't find myself pinning so obsessively any more. Instead, I am using the site as a tool -- connecting and networking, organizing ideas and links, providing inspiration. It's all good.
Except that I need some accountability. I pin so much, yet rarely make time to create or use the ideas I have pinned. I once quipped to my sweet pal Sarah that someone should start an Internet link up, a weekly show-and-tell for those of us who pin and need a little extra nudge to move away from the screen and actually make some of the goodies we have saved. I was tickled pink when she suggested that we pair up and be the ones to do it. And Pinning It Down was born.
That's it. Grab the graphic and meet me over at Sarah's on Tuesday -- just go on and add her to your subscriptions while you're at it. She has a new camera and a new baby on the way. Lots of yummy things to see there in the next few months no doubt. In the meantime, I can't wait to see what you've accomplished.