Sunday, February 19, 2012

Why is pinterest so addictive?

I've decided that pinterest is like crack for women in their 30's. 

I have to admit I was warned. I was told, "watch out, it's soooo addictive." How bad can it be? I thought. I know  a lot of people who are addicted to facebook, and I'm not, so I thought I would be immune to pinterest's addictive nature.

I was wrong. 

Have any of you ever read the Percy Jackson books? In one of the books the kids go into this casino-like fun house. They have a great time, then they realize something is seriously wrong with the place. It felt like they were there for a few hours, but they were there for weeks

That is how I feel about pinterest. When I get home from work, I check my facebook, browse my favorite home decorating sites and blogs, and add pins and browse pinterest. Before I know it, hours have gone by and it's dinner time. How does this happen???? Why is it so addictive???? 

Pinterest brings out the middle school girl in all of us. I mean, who doesn't like to have followers? Everytime someone new starts following my pins, I get a little thrill, people are interested in things I like. It's instant validation. 

But even though it sucks me in and refuses to spit me out, I am learning a lot from it. One of my boards is called "Why can't I figure out my home decorating style?" But, with Pinterest's help, I actually am starting to define my style. 

If you aren't on pinterest yet, it's time. You need an invitation to join, so if you comment on this post and include your email, I'll send you one. 

But don't say I didn't warn you!

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