To each his own. To me my own.

(P)interested?

I’ve been quite firm on the fact that I would never join another social network. Years ago, Myspace was popular before it went poof like a thief in the night faded away. Ever since Facebook climbed to the top of the social networking ladder, it’s been my one and only. Honestly, I don’t even frequent it anymore except to wish someone Happy Birthday. You know the old saying, “If it weren’t for Facebook I wouldn’t remember any birthdays”? This is very true for me.

For months now, all I’ve heard is talk of Pinterest. After hearing about it for that long, I figured I’d sneak in, sign up and see what all the fuss was about.

I likie. In fact, I likie so much that I may not be remembering any more birthdays.

If you’re not familiar with it, I’ll tell you a little bit about it. Pinterest is an online ‘pinboard’ where you can organize and share all your favorite findings on the web. Recipes, style, home/living ideas, crafts, wedding planning, quotes, travel – virtually anything you can think of. You are provided with category ‘boards’ in which you organize your findings. You may use the default categories initially provided, or customize them to your liking. It’s important to know that anything you pin is linked back to a url address, so it’s a good idea to click first and know where it leads before you pin or re-pin. I like the fact that you don’t have to socialize or talk on it.

With the array of categories, I can see why the largest percentage of users on Pinterest are women. However I do have a guy friend on there, who finds a large interest in beer. Seriously, he has found some pretty cool beer that I plan to check out in the future. Like maybe over a long weekend. 🙂

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21 responses

  1. Mom~

    Hmmm .. I was wondering, do you have to link it to facebook or twitter?

    March 7, 2012 at 9:01 am

    • You don’t have to – I chose to sign up by my email address only! There is a backlog on joining that way, you have to request an invite. If you’re interested, lemmie know and I’ll send you an invite through my account.

      March 7, 2012 at 9:06 am

  2. Mom~

    Gotcha. 😉

    March 7, 2012 at 9:13 am

  3. I’m trying to avoid it in case I get addicted. Social media is dangerous 🙂

    March 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

    • It sure can be, Victoria! For some reason this one seems to stand apart from the others 🙂

      March 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

  4. I keep meaning to join it…for the sake of my blog…but I keep putting it off.

    March 7, 2012 at 10:25 am

    • I let my account sit for a couple of weeks because truthfully, I didn’t understand it. Once I finally ‘got it’, it’s definitely addicting.

      March 7, 2012 at 11:04 am

  5. My wife recently discovered it and is loving it. 🙂

    March 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

    • It definitely appeals to the female audience, Miro! Glad to hear your wife’s enjoying it too. 🙂

      March 7, 2012 at 11:06 am

  6. Getting notifications about posts and comments plus personal emails keeps my inbox full at some 200 a day. And the follow up comments and replying to my commenters takes a few hours every day. Won’t these associations bring bazillions of invaders to your email? I am disappointed that I have the time to reply to just every several posts put up by the bloggers I follow right now as it is. I have only been on the blogosphere only 20 months and I can’t believe the traffic in which I am involved. My frat and sorr group from college over 40 years ago did a facebook connection a while back about 60 of us. The wives posted every 2 hours about each and every nonsense event in their lives every day and like who cares and I had enough friends(alleged) all of a sudden I could run for president my self ! I spammed and deleted and got off it after just 3 weeks.

    March 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    • Wow Carl… I wouldn’t care too much for all of that, either. I disabled the facebook email notifications a while back, I can’t stand all those emails. I also did a clean-up on my friends list about a year ago, and I’ll have to say it felt very liberating. There were some people I’d added just because I felt bad declining them (old school mates I didn’t even remember, etc.) and those were the first to go. Going back to email, I abhor spam myself. I’m very careful about where I visit now that ‘requires’ an email addy, I’ll just leave the site. Halting the notifications means I don’t see any emails from FB or Pinterest, for that matter. I’m in total agreement with you… my email simply cannot be bombarded with nonsense like that! I know you’re a busy guy and I can only imagine the comments you must deal with on a daily basis through blogging. I’ve finally got my email so streamlined that I can say I don’t even get any spams in my gmail ‘spam’ box. It took some patience and work, but it was worth it!

      March 7, 2012 at 6:11 pm

  7. Sounds inviting! H’m …

    March 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    • Something tells me your wife would really love it, Sony. I’ve tried 2 different recipes (w/ success) just this week. As with anything new – it’s still in the beta stage. As good as it’s doing now, I’m sure it’ll only get better! 🙂

      March 7, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      • I’ll take your word for it, Bonnie. Let’s see what she has to say about it later when I get home.

        March 7, 2012 at 11:29 pm

  8. Pinterest does get a bit addictive for me, but it’s so much fun!

    March 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

    • You’re right, it really is addictive Annette! Thanks for your comment and for stopping in!

      March 11, 2012 at 8:27 am

  9. I have had a look at Pininterest and was mainly disappointed with it. If I am really bored I might browse a bit but I am not excited enough to sign up and start pinning.

    March 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    • Sometimes it’s hit or miss my way, too – but I absolutely LOVE all the recipes I’ve found through sharing. Also I’ve actually found and purchased two articles of clothing that I never would have happened upon otherwise. So I’m ‘sold’, so to speak! LOL

      March 19, 2012 at 7:41 am

  10. I LOVE Pinterest! Like the quote goes “I’ve got it bad, and that ain’t good.” I’m addicted, hehe.

    March 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    • I’ve been busy the past couple weeks and haven’t been on, but I’m dying to catch up. Next time you’re on, I’m at http://pinterest.com/hernamesbon/ – I’ve got a few good recipes on there! 🙂

      March 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      • Thanks for the link! I just started following you, and repinned a few things! I love finding/saving good recipes there; lately I’ve been saving lots of healthy breakfast ideas. 🙂

        March 29, 2012 at 11:29 pm

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