Yes, I know. I'm just like you. My name is Lee and I am a Pinterestaholic. There, I said it! Phew, that felt good!! First step is admitting it Lee. Next step is realising that approximately 99% of the things I've pinned on my numerous Pinterest boards will simply sit there and never in fact see the light of day or be seen through to fruition. I can browse for hours looking at the many wonders of Pinterest, pinning this and that and thinking to myself;
"Ooooooo I could definitely make that." or
"What a great idea for Christmas gifts." OR
"How did I ever cope before this ingenious piece of pin-tasticness?"
Even my Husband is unwittingly benefiting from my Pinterest addiction because any time I now have a laptop problem or I have to switch browsers, he doesn't have one million and one bookmarks in the header of my browser that he has to save and painstakingly ensure that they are all dragged over to whatever new browser I am now using. Most of the bookmarks I previously had saved were maybe of one wee thing that I happened to find interesting or liked on the whole entire website and the only way to save it or remember where it was, was to Bookmark it on my browser. Now, they are all just Pinned to my Pinterest Boards and even Scrubby has one less thing to deal with when fixing my laptop. So really, my Pinterest Addiction is helping not just me. It's helping all the PC and Mac fixers of the world!! It's quite a selfless platform really!
However, I've come to realise that all those hours I've lost myself in Pinterest, pinning away until my wee heart is content, has meant that I have pinned hundreds of items to tonnes of boards and ultimately, I have so many pins that I've forgotten half the things I've pinned. Is this only me? Am I alone in this? So because I've forgotten what I've pinned, I have to go back into Pinterest again to remind myself what I've pinned. Then I get completely distracted and spot an interesting Pin on my Follower's Board and the whole cycle begins again. So not only have I forgotten what I came on to Pinterest for in the first place, but I've added more Pins to my ever increasing repertoire of pins that I will most likely forget that I've pinned! Are you still with me? Good.
And then there is the time that mysteriously disappears when I'm on Pinterest. I swear time goes faster or someone is messing with my clock when I'm browsing the many pretty and colourful boards that entice me in to have a looksie and maybe even pin to my own boards. No one is judging you, its just another chocolate torte recipe Lee....go on, you know you want to Pin it! And then I suddenly look up from my laptop and realise its 2am in the morning and 4 hours have passed without me coming up for air! Where's my Husband? I don't remember him kissing me goodnight.....as I look down at my stone cold cup of coffee he so kindly made me 4 hours earlier.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Pinterest. I think it is one of the cleverest virtual pinboard platforms ever made. But just how many of those thousands of chocolate desserts have I actually made? And do I really think I'm going to make that gorgeous, shabby chic headboard out of old reclaimed doors? And let's be honest, I was full of good intentions when I decided to do the 2015 52 week Savings Challenge, but I will hold my hands up and say by the time it got to saving the double digit amounts, I was terrified and couldn't save that amount of money every day! Let's face it, I'm a Pinoholic, just not a Do-The-Pins-oholic.
So what about you? Can you get lost for hours on end, browsing the plethora of pins on Pinterest? Have you successfully completed a project or made a recipe from any of your many boards? Are you strict about what you pin and give yourself a set time in which to "complete" an actual pinned idea or item? Let me know you Pinterest secrets, I love to hear them.
Laters Gators.....Lee :)