Monday, January 9, 2012

Pinterest (hw)

Soooo this semester I am enrolled in a class all about media. One of our assignments is to post regularly on a blog about anything media related. Rather than creating a new blog I decided I would just use this one. Lucky you, right? You get to read my homework assignments all semester! Anyway, if you see a post with an (hw) at the end of the title, you'll know it is a homework assignment.

Hopefully you will still be thoroughly entertained.

So without further ado…

Pinterest: the relatively new craze sweeping the globe one pin at a time.

It’s a pretty neat website if you think about it…pinning an eclectic collection of photos, fashion trends, recipes, and other “favorites” to a personal account on the web, to be viewed by you and others for time and all eternity. I’ve even avoided getting it for months because I recognized said "neatness". I also knew it was going to be a *time sucker and goodness knows I don’t need any more of those.

BUT about mid-December I finally caved and joined the pinners out there. I created myself an account and began trying to figure out the glorified website.

4 weeks later though, in a fit of frustration at the emails filling up my inbox, the followers I didn’t know, and the sheer lack of interest in said website, I deleted my account. Gasp!

I know I know…there are millions of girls out there weeping in my behalf for all that I will be missing out on without a pinterest account. BUT I’m feeling pretty good about this life changing decision. My views and actions in regards to pinterest are probably unique, maybe even one of a kind, but hey…I just got 2 hours a day of my life back, so I'm feeling pretty good!

*time sucker: a relatively pointless activity that is often easy to get addicted to and sucks away precious time that you don’t even have in the first place.


  1. As an avid crafter, I gasped a little when I read that you deleted your Pinterest account. I absolutely LOVE that dang website. I have made a skirt, a wreath, a Valentines craft, and many delicious meals all thanks to Pinterest. I agree about the annoying e-mails, though. I don't care if some random person re-pinned something I thought was interesting.

  2. Hmmmm, I've heard that a lot people really like Pinterest, and have wanted to check it out for some time. But after reading your post maybe I'll just skip this one! :)

  3. I did the same thing with my Pinterest account! I enjoyed it for a while, but I felt like I was wasting tons of time. If I ever need some inspiration, I still hop on, but its nice to not get a BILLION emails! Family must think alike!