My Favorite Way To Waste Time (When I’m Not Twitter-Stalking Donnie Wahlberg)

I know, I know. I’m really late to the party. I can think of five bloggers off the top of my head who have ALREADY WRITTEN the post I’m about to write. But you know what, that’s ok. Because my mostly new obsession is totally worth writing about. And for those who have never heard of Pinterest…well, let me welcome you down the rabbit hole, my friends.

Ahh, Pinterest. How you intrigue me.

Quick, yet thorough explanation of Pinterest: think of it as a digital pin board, where you can collect all the things you love in one place. In your internet surfing time, are you constantly saving things to your favorites? Bookmarking items, only to forget where that bookmark wound up? Pinterest solves that problem. Are you a recipe hunter? Create a folder for all the yummy things you want to try, pin those recipes to your Pinterest board, and the next time you need an idea for dinner–voila. There it is, all in once place.

Ok, so maybe that wasn’t so “quick.” But it was definitely “thorough.”

I first came to Pinterest when I started looking for tattoos back in August. And for the longest time, that’s all I really looked for–photos of other people’s tattoos that I liked, or other sources of inspiration to help me create my own tattoo.

And yes, in case you’re wondering…I still look at tattoos. :0)

Once I found my tattoo idea (pictured above), I pretty much left Pinterest alone for awhile. Then one day recently, when I couldn’t come up with a blog topic to save my life, I turned to Pinterest to wake up my creativity.

And I wound up with eleventy-hundred boards.

Ok, maybe not eleventy-hundred, but close.

Now I’m obsessed with pinning EVERYTHING. Recipes…CHECK!

Clever Do It Yourself projects…CHECK!

Super-hot pictures of Donnie Wahlberg in action…TRIPLE CHECK!

No need to thank me.

*Abby pauses to wipe drool from chin.*

In truth, anytime I feel like I need a little inspiration, I turn to Pinterest to get me “unstuck.” There’s a gazillion and one things on the internet. Pinterest just allows me to organize all those that I’m actually interested in. And I can find them all in one little corner of the world wide web.

Truly, at Pinterest, you’ll find things that will make you chuckle…

I thought this relevant after the last series of photos uploaded.

Things that will make you say “AWWW…”

And possibly, also “who’s a cute widdle puppy-wuppy face?”

Things that will make you want to pack your bags and head for the airport:

Santorini, Greece. Yes, please.

And words that you will print and tack to your desk for inspiration:

SO pertinent to me right now, as I continue to plow through NaNoWriMo!

And if you’re more interested in other things (modern art, decorating tips, baby stuff) you’ll find all those things on Pinterest, too! It isn’t only the world’s most entertaining time suck (although it will keep you entertained for hours, and is known to be extremely addictive.) It’s a way to wake up your senses, find your inspiration, and spark your creativity again.

If you’re interested in any of the many things I’ve included in the photo collages below, feel free to message me and I’ll send you a link.

Better yet, send me your email address, and I’ll invite you to join the Pinning party. Then you can fall down the rabbit hole with me and all the other Pinterest addicts in the world.

And seriously, you’re welcome for the half-naked Donnie Wahlberg. You can stop sending me text messages, emails, Tweets, and roses. I’m okay with sharing.

3 thoughts on “My Favorite Way To Waste Time (When I’m Not Twitter-Stalking Donnie Wahlberg)

  1. Stephanie

    I love pinterest, but I find that I go through phases with it. Sometimes, I just pin and pin and pin. And then I won’t even click on for weeks at a time. Also – and I’m probably the only person who has this problem – pinterest can make me feel really inadequate. So many people DOING stuff! I think the makers of the site were absolutely brilliant…it’s definitely a huge step forward from bookmarking.

  2. Jenna

    I only just heard of it recently and I’ve been having a grand old time. I get more followers and re-pins from my Buffy stuff; that’s right, we’re still out there, my friends!!

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