All right … so my name’s NOT Alice but I can honestly say that I feel like I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole with Pinterest. As I shared with you before in my post about my Pinterest Vision Board, I got into Pinterest to see how I could use it to help grow my business.
I had written a blog post called “I’ve Got a Golden Pinterest Ticket” when I first discovered my new social media love. The post ended up connecting me with a few top bloggers. I started meeting people who I had not been able to connect with in another social platform. So I kept logging in to see what would happen next.
I pretty much click into Pinterest every day since I first signed up. Initially I tried to convince myself that it was research. I started following companies and then a few followed me back. I wanted to see what they were posting and how they were connecting with my fellow pinners. But then when I started the boards called ‘Love a Good Door’ and ‘Cameras’ (I own a vintage camera collection), I realized that I couldn’t justify that as part of my ‘research.’
It was like some kind of mad tea party every time I clicked in to view those amazing images. The Mad Hatter would ask, “Penney, would you like to see more funny stuff from the 80’s?” and I would politely reply back, ” oh yes please.” Only to hear the Hatter add, “Is that one board or two?”
I didn’t realize how much of my free time (and yes I admit it – time when I was suppose to be working!) that I was on Pinterest until I had a conversation with some friends about a Facebook post. I was totally lost when they were talking about some pictures that someone had posted up. I was like, wait, what did I miss?
I use to check into Facebook every day, even if it was only on my phone when I was waiting in the school carline. I didn’t even know that it had been days, maybe even a week since I had checked into Facebook. But now I have Pinterest. Now I can dream about the home I want, meet new friends and even carry on a conversation with my old college roommates about our trip to New Orleans when I posted a picture of Pat O’Brien’s.
I’m not ashamed to admit it … I have a Pinterest addiction. Had a bad day at work? Hop on Pinterest and imagine the places you want to visit. Kids driving you crazy? Search on Pinterest for something funny to make yourself feel better. If I go a couple of days without logging on, I have withdraws. I’m actually thinking about buying a tablet but now I’m going to make that happen faster so I can take Pinterest with me every time I need my pinner fix.
The Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad?
Alice: I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.