To pin or not to pin… I’m still up in the air. I gained a few followers on Pinterest after E’s bedroom was featured on Young House Love – and I feel a little guilty about it because I’m such a boring pinner. I like the concept, but I get overwhelmed by too many images. I think I like to look, but not linger. And I’m still a rip-the-page-out-of-a-magazine kind of girl. Which is funny, since I don’t get many magazines anymore.
What’s more strange to me is seeing images of my own showing up on Pinterest. When I started blogging I felt like I was opening the shades on one of my front windows about halfway. Pinterest makes me feel like I’ve thrown open the sashes, lassoed the neighbor’s house with a clothesline, and hung out the laundry to wave freely in the air along the sidewalk. Oh, and invited the world to my front yard to hang out and examine the towels and sheets and leave a comment card if they like.
I do enjoy having a starting point for tackling projects of my own – and inspiration is everywhere, not just on the computer screen. I like YHL’s Sherry’s idea of challenging their readers to stop pinning and start doing. If you want to participate – or just see some neat projects inspired by those endless pins than check out the links here.
What are your thoughts on Pinterest? Do you pin?