Seriously. Pinterest has been the best time-waster to happen to me since Words with Friends, which I had to quit because I tweeted my screename, got 25 game requests and my app went “NAWL!”
Some of you are probably like “What’s Pinterest?” It’s this website where you get to create boards and “pin” things to it. It’s like an online scrapbook full of randomness. You find visuals that appeal to you and place them in whatever themed boards you’ve created. You also get to see what your friends and folks you follow have pinned, so you can “repin.” Which is the Tumblr equivalent of a reblog and a Twitter retweet.
Ok Pinterest is better than that crappy description I just gave but it is such a time suck! I AM OBSESSED! I’ve spent wayyy too much time this week on there and I don’t even understand myself.
Here are some of my boards:
Above are half of my boards. I got Red Velvet Love (get your life with these delicious looking red snacks), My Style (stuff I’d rock), Inspiring Reminders (dope sayings. And this is my favorite board), Shoes! (of course), Throwback (things that remind me of my childhood), Hilarious! (stuff that made me laugh). Click the pic to see the others I have.
Who knew that sitting online and just finding random pics could be so fun? WHO KNEW??? And this is the type of thing I’d prolly roast other folks for doing.
I was talking to the homie Thembi and she’s become my sisthren in addiction. She’s also been pulled into the web talmbout “I created a new board over a Rihanna picture. RIHANNA. Like come on!” And I was all ”DID YOU SEE THE HIPSTER KITTEN??? I HAD TO PIN HIM!” In fact, I knew I had a problem when I created a brand new board BECAUSE of the hipster kitten. He didn’t fit into any of my other boards so I created one called “ADORABO!” just so I could repin him. Lawd.
Then I saw Denene Millner’s “MyBrownBaby” board and had to stop myself from pinning every one of those adorable little chocolate blessings of God! My ovaries were hitting their dougie SO TOUGH. I don’t know when I became this person. If y’all see me start pinning curtains and pots, proceed to drag me straight off there and change my password. THUGS DON’T PIN DOMESTIC STUFF AND KITTENS AND BABIES! Lawd…
But I must say… I think what rocks about Pinterest is how it actually ends up becoming a visual representation of your life. I LOVE seeing folks’ boards on there because it tells me more about them than their Facebook account or their tweets ever has. It’s been showing me what the people I follow are passionate about, their fashion sense, who/what inspires them, what their aspirations are. ALL in pictures and I love everything about it.
And you know I had to put The Red Pump Project on Pinterest.We use it to show our passion for philanthropy, our commitment to fighting AIDS, and of course, show off some fierce red shoes!
This is currently my shiny new toy. I do hope I stop being obsessed though because it’s totally dropkicking my productivity through the goalposts of life! TOTALLY!
Anywho, are you on there? Does it give you what you need? Do you need an invite? If you do need an invite to check it out leave your email address in my comments and I’ll send you one.
Category: My Life