I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. I love using the site as a way to find new recipes, party ideas, decor and organization ideas, but I feel like the popular pins are all the same. If you’re planning a wedding, your board will be full of “rustic glamour” including barns and a whole lot of mason jars. Planning a party? It better include a dessert table, and EVERYTHING better be labeled with puns and rhymes. Want to lose weight? I’m guessing your weight-loss board includes black and white photos of models working out with “inspirational” sayings about pushing yourself to the max. And all pins have the same comments: claims that the tip is the “Greatest thing EVER!” or “a Lifesaver!” PEOPLE: A braid tutorial is not the best thing ever in the world. Let’s calm down a bit.
Let’s not even talk about the fact that Pinterest is a time suck. I’ve spent evenings with a glass of wine and my laptop, and entertained myself for hours entirely with Pinterest. And then what? How often do people even do the things they pin?
Well, I’m gonna pin, and I’m gonna actually DO the pins. On Sunday, November 24th, I decree it will be “Pinterest Day.” On Pinterest Day, I will workout, craft/DIY, make all of my meals, and do my hair, makeup, and style my outfit based on popular pins. I will live-tweet throughout the day, and do side-by-side comparisons of the pins and my experience. You can find the pins I’m considering (as well as the side-by-side comparisons after the 24th) on my “Pinterest Day” board. (While you’re there, why don’t you follow all of my boards? Lots of geeky goodness there!)
What do you want to see me do? Let me be your Pinterest Guinea Pig. If there’s something you’ve had your eye on, send it my way. You can either leave a link to the pin in the comments of this post, or tag me in the comments of the pin itself. I’ll add them all to my Pinterest Day board!
I also encourage you to join in. Find one project you’ve been wanting to do from your boards, and plan to do it on the 24th. Tweet/Facebook about it with hashtag #PinterestDay so we can see what other folks are doing!
I agree–It’s so hard to find variety on Pinterest! I find myself going through pinterest fits. Sometimes I get obsessive about it, sometimes I don’t ever think about it. Oh, Pinterest.
This is so true. Ad an incentive, I keep an active board of pins to try in the near future. I also keep a board of successful pins I’ve tried and force myself to delete the failures. I think, on the whole, I end up using pinterest in place of Tumblr but I’m not sure why.
I think it would be awesome to see you do the game of thrones hair infographic. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/54395107972527335/ Awesome idea!
Ooh, I have been eyeing that for a while… I’ll add it to the board!