i am finally, and with much trepidation, wading into the shallow end of pinterest. tons of people i know having been falling in love with it recently, and i am late on the train. i discovered this brilliant website (where you can take all that you find good and wonder-inducing from all over the internet and show it off in one place) a few months ago through my friend merran and have been popping back occasionally since then to gawk over her and her sister's boards.
i was also super excited to hear that a reader (and now half-marathon training buddy!) had pinned layla's name art to one of her boards. so one of my projects was living on a board, but i didnt even have any of my own to show off projects that inspire me. so i started last week. i dabbled.
my sparse beginnings
i didnt want to make the full jump and start curating my own boards because i was scared it would kind of consume me. i already have a bad tendency to lose hours at a time down interwebby rabbit holes, and pinterest seems like the mack-daddy-mother of all warrens.
i was also afraid that this little hobby would become a stronghold for lots of things that i fight against in myself on a daily basis: stuff-worship, consumerism, superficiality, and retail medication. i dont want this to be a constant, colorful barrage screaming at me, "you need more/better/different/shiner stuff!" and i definitely dont need to be wasting my own time spending hours actively making myself shallower.
like how do i gather drool-worthy ideas that i want to have in my one-day dream house without starting to hate the little starter home that is currently keeping the rain (and mega-moths if the massive thwunkcs i hear against our windows at night are any indication) off of our heads.
so i need to know your best tips and tricks for pinterest. who to follow? how to categorize?
i also, and more importantly, would like to know how you keep from losing hours at a time on here and becoming a vapid, belongings-crazed meta-junkie. can i just pin jesus to one of my boards and count that as "staying centered?" have any of you had to have an inter-pin-tion (i heart me) with yourself already and swear it off?