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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pinterest Interest

It seems like the hot new thing out there is Pinterest.  Every time I am trolling around Facebook somebody else is posting about it.  I even saw it on the news last week.  It made me think, "What the hell is this thing and why am I not doing it?"  I asked a couple of girls at work about it and they raved about it.  So of course that means I had to check it out.

So off I go to the website.  I searched for some of my friends and was actually shocked by just how many of them are on there.  I was hoping to find a new mecca of awesomeness.  What I found was recipes, lots and lots of recipes.  Isn't that what www.allrecipes.com is for?  Is this online corkboard going to replace my favorite website? 

I figured I would give it a try though, all these people can't be wrong.  I tried to figure out how to sign up and realized that you had to ask for an invite, and then you are put on a waiting list.  What the hell is this thing, the CIA?  Ok seriously, why the exclusivity?  Don't you people want as many members as possible?  Are you not an attention whore like me who likes to check how many people are hitting up your site on a daily basis?  Are you looking for a specific type of person?  Before I get an invite do you do a background check?  If I don't have enough Facebook friends do I get rejected?

Well, of course I signed up for the invite.  I wanted to see what their reasoning for rejecting me would be.  Surprise, surprise, the next day I was accepted.  I was actually giddy.  They like me, they really like me.  I passed their test.  Now what?  That was two days ago and the email is still sitting there.  I just can't get the motivation click on the link.  Do I really want to look at more recipes for things I don't have time to make or that are way too many Weight Watcher points?  Is there more I can find?  I want a good book list, but then again that is why I use www.Goodreads.com.  So help, should I click that link or pretend I never got it?

Oh and by the way, since there is no exclusivity on my blog, no invite necessary to become part of my world, look up and to the right, see that Facebook link, yes, click it.  I am an attention whore and not afraid to admit it.

15 comments:

  1. I just cant bring myself to join Pinterest. I have too much going on and I have an addictive personality. Quite frankly, I am SCARED to join Pinterest. I cannot overload my brain with any more social networking. I cant.

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    1. I know, I seriously don't have enough time to do anything. It can be a task just to get my blog up. I also have an addictive personality but I don't know if this one would do it for me.

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  2. Currently an inactive member with little interest. I have no time for everyone's fabulous ideas. All looks great but I barely find time to pee in the day never mind create a Pinterest recipe or craft project. Now if there were posts on how to acquire a free maid and free vacations to a deserted island I might perk up.

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  3. I have to admit I freakin' LOVE Pinterest. I thought it was going to be stupid, but for me it's like my bookmarks w/ pictures! I really don't give a rats ass if anyone follows me or not. I'm just glad I can find what I'm looking for at a glance and not have to wade through all my bookmarks. I've made a few of the recipes and they have all been delicious! I don't have time for most the great ideas I see on there, but SOMEDAY!

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    1. Once I find some time I do plan on checking it out.

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  4. I've heard a lot about Pinterest but haven't tried it out yet...maybe I should do it, as it may take some time for my invite to be accepted (or rejected).

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    1. I actually got my invite the next day so who know how it works. I just have to get around to doing something about it.

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  5. I try to stay away from Pinterest. It's like crack.. Altho I too have an acct. I signed up when they first came on the scene and it's gone totally viral since then.. Lots of fantanstic ideas and me, like everyone else, is going to try them all... One day..

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    1. Oh I signed up, heaven help me, it is addicting.

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  6. You had me at "attention whore."

    The timing is terrible as work demands are keeping me from diving head first into your archives but I will be back to make that right as soon as I can.

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    1. Yes, I am an attention whore, is there a 10 step program for that? Welcome to my world.

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    2. If there is, I don't want to know about it. I enjoy being an attention whore. I find it suits me.

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  7. Just heard about this from my favorite Blogger! Well I think my wife and my daughter have already run upstairs to sign up. Think I will pass for now. Have hard enough time keeping up with technology. But thanks to you I can get the newest scoop on it!!

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    1. HAHA they need invites. Send me their emails and I will send them

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