Okay, I know I did this a few weeks (months?) ago about Twitter (and NOTHING has changed!), but I HAVE to discuss Pinterest. My friend Kate from Sweet Mia's Desserts was the first to tell me about this (her new LOVE she promised me) and she "invited" me to join. SO...being a dutiful friend, I did. Join. Or I THOUGHT I did. A few weeks later, the same story took place with my friend Gayle. I "joined" again. A few more weeks went by and...well...somehow this last week I ended up actually ON Pinterest...and I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what I am doing.
So I understand that there are boards. I have boards. I have no idea where they came from (I am pretty sure I stole them from another friend who is enamored with this site) and I have NO IDEA what I am doing with said boards. Evidently I am pinning and repinning things...or at least I am stealing...pins...from all of my friends. I've also noticed that some friends are liking and repinning things from MY boards. The boards that mean absolutely nothing to me. When this happens, I feel jealous that these people are able to do with my boards what I am unable to do with them. USE them! For those of you who are even more behind that I am, boards aren't ACTUALLY boards. I suppose they aren't metaphorical boards, either, but that is the best I can do with THAT.
Part of me (the part that has a husband and a son who take it personally when I am on the computer (seriously, my son is REALLY weird about it) knows that it is probably BETTER that I do not know what I am doing on it because from what I hear, those who KNOW what they are doing would trade their firstborn for extra hours on it. Of course, THAT is what I heard about Twitter and I have to say, I am horrible on THAT as well. I don't see it getting any better--with either one of them--but I've been wrong before...
I agree that there are some cute things on Pinterest, but aren't these just things on the internet? The whole concept REALLY confuses me. Was it created to take the place of the Favorites or Bookmark feature? And did someone think it would be neat if we could SHARE our favorite and bookmarked items with the rest of society? I need to know. I feel like if I KNOW what the point is or what the thinking behind it is, I will be better equipped to use it. At least that is what I FEEL...maybe in actuality I will discover the point and still not be interested. I was never food at going back to my favorite or bookmarked items. I would save them and have a list of like FIFTY "Favorites" and would never look at them again. Ever. I feel like it will be similar with Pinterest (a statement which just sent like forty of you (HAHAHAHA...because there are FORTY of you reading...HAHAHAHA...one can hope...) into a state of panic because of the not-weird-at-all relationships you have formed with this site).
Now, get ready to "PIN" this (I'm only kidding--I have no idea how that would happen):
I am now taking applications (really I will accept anyone who is willing to do this and if you don't volunteer, I will FIND you and HOUND you--I thought this way would be nicer) for people to guest post about Twitter and Pinterest. this person can write about their love of these things if necessary, but I need someone to explain to me HOW to fit in Twitter AND Pinterest AND facebook AND blogging AND Words With Friends (Castleville, something with fish, Farmville (?!) AND something with...chronicles...) AND children AND a husband AND...I'm sure you can take it from here. I need a plan--a computer schedule if you will. PLEASE!
SO...any of you who can make this tutorial...PINteresting (HA! I am going to be cracking myself up for a LONG time over THAT one! Yes, I also am CERTAIN that I was not the first person to come up with it...thanks!) and clear enough for a five-year-old to understand will be my hero! I think we have established that I have nothing to offer monetarily speaking, but I WILL either have you guest post (in addition to your AWESOME tutorial) or I will do a post featuring you and/or your family. OR...I will write about the topic of your choosing. Just be nice.
Anyone?Anyone?Anyone? Anyone?Anyone?Anyone? Anyone?Anyone?Anyone?
ANYONE?! (...didn't work in Ferris Bueller's class and isn't working now...) I'll still wait. And THEN I will find you. Only I won't look on Pinterest. OR Twitter.
Interview With Jeff Kreisler of PeopleScience
2 months ago