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I’m Obsessed With Pinterest! Get Me Help

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:

Luvvie's Pinterest Board

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.

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40 Comments

  1. January 12, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I cannot be sucked into this…………..I cannot!

    Okay, fine…How do I join?

  2. vanita applebum
    January 12, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Yep. I’m afraid to log on at this point because I know I will black out and lose 3.25 hours to Pinterest.

    My name is vanita and I’m an addict.

  3. Leighandrea
    January 12, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I have heard all about Pintrest and I would like to join….love your blog!!

  4. January 12, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Holding on for dear life, because I really don’t need anything else on these inner nets to do, lol lol

    Syke! May I have an invite please.

    Mrsprice0120@gmail.com Thanks and Congrats on the Ebony Job!!!!

  5. Magi
    January 12, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I predict the need of rehab in my future but its calling me like the streets….

    margo1.white@yahoo.com

  6. Capricorn
    January 12, 2012 at 10:43 am

    *sigh*
    nb3576

    this is the greatest thing ever invented.
    EVER!.

    Pinterest is where I pretend to be a writer. Sometimes. lol!

  7. January 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

    OK I have an account on there but I haven’t really played around with it.

    Imma really have to dive in one day.

  8. January 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

    No Ma’am, I do not need any more vices! I cannot.

  9. January 12, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Pinterest is simply…LIFE. I got pinterest for the craziest things: I Love Nutella. Male Eye Candy. Wedding Numero Duece (I’m divorced). I dont eben care! LMAO! I got one for tattoos..stuff tht makes me LMAO!

    But what I wanna know is..who are these heuxs that be doing the nails all fancy ask and sh*t? Who has a steady hand like that and time other than a Chinese calligrapher?

    Ya’ll follow my boards…same user name and things! (thanks for reminding me to get a badge for my own blog(s)! )

  10. TMaryMack
    January 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

    *succombs to peer pressure* as if I don’t waste enough time at work b/t FB, FBD, Twitter and Tumblr. I guess I can find time to do my work after hours. ((mariej614@gmail.com))

  11. Erin
    January 12, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Signed up last night. Was up til 1am pinning. This is bad.

  12. Nolachick
    January 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I’ve been the site looking and yes it is addictive. My email is emplacide@yahoo.com. Please send me an invite it would give me life!!!!

  13. Serenity
    January 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    See. You shouldn’t have said anything. Now me and my crazy named babies are following you. I adore Pinterest. So much in fact I will wake up in the middle of the night and quench my Pinterest fix on the IPad.

  14. Kim
    January 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I wanna invite! I wanna waste time too! My email is kimwrites07@gmail.com.

    • kim
      January 13, 2012 at 8:55 am

      Thanks Luvvie! I am having a good time creating my boards. The one board I am having real fun with is called “Ratchet Songs I Like”. It features songs that as a woman I should be offended by but seem to enjoy (ex. “Get Low”). DJM. Follow me @kimwrites.

      • Capricorn
        January 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm

        LOL! I just followed you!! I like all those songs too!! lol

  15. LuckBALady
    January 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I LOVE it…I have already wasted an hour (read: 2) just looking around the site.

  16. January 12, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Oh Jeeze. Pinterest is far too addictive, it shouldn’t be allowed to exist. I blame Pinterest on me blowing through £200. ALL of it was on stuff I’d pinned. I think we should set up a support group, seriously.

  17. January 12, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    This looks like so much fun, I read scrap board & was immediately excited.
    Sign me UP!
    olabombshell@yahoo.com

  18. Jacqui
    January 13, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Looks interesting. Please send me an invite. I’d love to waste time doing this. My email is jacquib1854@gmail.com.

  19. T_BT
    January 13, 2012 at 7:41 am

    How about that fact that I’m not even on Pinterest, but watched you (among others) talk about it on Twitter. The Inspiring Word boards of many of you guys are THE greatest. I’m addicted to that alone.

  20. Renita
    January 13, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Hey Luvvie! I too would like to waste time with u and everyone else. LOL. Could you send me an invite please? Email. renitad67@Gmail.com
    Thanks in advance! Absolutely love loclve your blog ans twitter conversations.

  21. JaVonn Just Jay
    January 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Hellooooo….

    *whispering, all shy an’ stuff*… Can I have an invite PLEASE? THANK YOU KINDLY. Your blog rocks…

    jc2011@hotmail.com

  22. Bridgette
    January 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I swore off social networking after tumblr….now I’m all over pinterest. Its your fault, Luvvie!

  23. Marsha S. Haneiph
    January 14, 2012 at 2:40 am

    I just joined and I’m following you. This thing is awesome. I’m going to brainwash my sister into joining too. Love you Luvvie!

  24. Michelle
    January 14, 2012 at 5:05 am

    That’s funny – I pinned your blog right before I read this entry!

  25. Lisa
    January 14, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I need an invite please! hollinld@yahoo.com

  26. January 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    The Fab Giver put me on. I frickin’ LOVE this site.

  27. Another Kenya
    January 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    this is the third time in a week the Pinterest word has been tossed around.

    It’s time to bite the bullet.

    *bows head and whispers* send request please.

  28. January 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    OMG..I just joined and it’s majorly addictive!

  29. JusMe
    January 24, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I keep hearing about Pinterest. Can I get an invite pleeease??? kinda.bratty@gmail.com

    Thanks 🙂

  30. lilsoulsista
    January 25, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I love Pinterest! I just looked at some stuff and i was obsessed, checking my email for my invite (that wait list email set me back).

    I told my bestie about it and she was like, “Yea I know about Pinterest” and I was ready to fight her! “WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME?!?!?!”

    And when my workplace blocked Pinterest last week… I need ya’ll’s prayers.

  31. February 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Pinterest is the business and is a MUST in the inspiration board, wedding, party & event planning world. I planned my October Tribute to Coretta Scott King modern 60’s birthday party on it (lol) and was thrilled with the results.
    http://pinterest.com/elegantjewel/birthday-event/
    http://pinterest.com/elegantjewel/birthday-event-inspiration-to-reality/

  32. February 12, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Luvvie. You are to blame for my piniterest madness!

  33. Esther
    February 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Well, its 1.30 a.m. Im sitting on my bed reading past posts on your blog, and loving them all (started with the awesome whitney tribute … then i just couldnt get enough). So … im guessing one more vice will not harm me seeing as i’m already hooked.
    I’ve been a lurker all along but hoping to come out more often.
    Would love for you to hook me up on Pininterest.

  34. September 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I’m soooo addicted, when I want to get anything done I ban myself from pinterest. You can find me here all day: http://pinterest.com/qweent/

  35. […] and quickly became addicted to it. I e’em wrote a blogpost in January 2012 on how I’m obsessed with Pinterest and board creating. Back then, I only had 12 boards. That number has ballooned to 30. I got […]

  36. […] and quickly became addicted to it. I e’em wrote a blogpost in January 2012 on how I’m obsessed with Pinterest and board creating. Back then, I only had 12 boards. That number has ballooned to 30. I got […]

  37. Tish
    July 17, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    One word: RECIPES. I also love the free knitting patterns and diy stuff…Ms. Luvvy, may I please have an invite???

    • July 17, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Anyone can join Pinterest now! No invite needed!