On June 15th, 2012 at 2:32pm (I only know this because I looked back), I posted on Facebook:
"Am I the only one who doesn't understand how Pinterest works?"
A number of people replied many of whom also didn't understand it, and one friend who had never heard of it. But, a few people wrote about how great it is and what they use it for.
A few hours later, I was hooked; today, I am still totally hooked. Here are some examples of how I use it.
- My biggest Pinterest obsession is pinning pictures of jewelry and quilts that I want to eventually copy.
- I've been working on reorganizing my craft area (hopefully a blog post is coming soon about that), and one way I cut down the clutter in my craft room was by using Pinterest to pin things which I had previously printed. Printing stuff hasn't been a great option for me because inevitably, I can't find print outs when I need them, and they create way too much clutter in our house.
- For some reason, I'm pre-worrying about after school programs and summer camps. My daughter still has 2 and a half years left of all-day preschool, but once she starts Kindergarten, I'll need some solutions so that my husband and I can work at times other than when her school is in session. To keep track of options I hear about, I've created a board on Pinterest that I can look back at when the appropriate time comes.
So, if you're on the fence about trying Pinterest, consider this an endorsement post. I love, love Pinterest.