I would say it's the best thing since sliced bread... but it's not. It's better than sliced bread. It's also better than the automobile, science, and the invention of the alphabet. It is basically better than everything that there ever was. Except weekends. I think those still win.
The funny thing is, I've had friends asking me for months if I have a Pinterest account, and I was always like, 'no... I'm never online. I'll never use one..." Lie. That's like how I told everyone I would never get a blog because I don't have things to say. Seriously? How was I able to convince myself that I didn't have things to say? And, really? "I'm never online"? When am I not online?! Regardless. I have a pinterest account now. And my life will never be the same.
Why is it so great you ask? Can of worms=opened.
You can socially network without all that pesky socializing involved with other social networking apps.
It's really easy to pin things. I like this photo. Pin it. Done.
After you pin something, you are informed that it was a Success! And it has been spread to your followers. Which is sort of two awesome things. One--I'm a success!! And two, I have followers. Which should perhaps frighten some as to what kind of wacked up website this is that allows me to have followers...
I don't have to carry around my flash-drive full of images or make bookmarks anymore. Don't worry, Pinterest will take care of it for you. All in one aesthetically-pleasing layout.
(see: aesthetic... and yummy. Who can argue with that?!)When people who don't know you start to follow your boards... it makes you actually feel like you succeeded at life... or something like that.
Other people can pin things to your board! So I don't have to do all the work planning my wedding, other people can find things for me. (Did I mention I'm getting married? I think it was eclipsed by the discovery of Pinterest. But I'm getting married on August 4, 2012--be excited.)
I have a page full of aesthetically pleasing things to eat. So when I don't know what to make for dinner, I just let Pinterest decide for me. Thank you Pinterest!
I think every moment this weekend that I wasn't shoveling snow or going to the doctor... I was on Pinterest. Pinning like a bandit.
But obsessions don't always last a long time with me. We'll see where this one ends up in the long-term interest hierarchy. My guess is somewhere below dogs and above Tiny Tower.