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How has Pinterest inspired you?

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I noticed that since I've found Pinterest, I am drawn to thrift stores.  I was known to check out the Goodwill store, after all I found my son's solid wood desk there for $25 several years ago.  I also find myself looking for thrift stores when I'm out and about.

The difference now, is that I look at items in a different way.  Pinterest has definitely reignited my interest in crafting.  I will admit that I use Pinterest to get ideas.  But that's ok, because those ideas inspire me to try different things.

Last week I found  2 wooden candlesticks for 49 cents each and a wonderful wooden frame for $2.99.  The candlesticks will get a coat of spray paint and the frame will probably stay as is with the addition of a monogram, and I'm thinking of hanging it on my front door instead of a wreath.

My sister, on the other hand, has been inspired to bake cupcakes.  She has always loved to bake, whether it was bread, cookies, cakes, etc.  but since Pinterest, she has just taken her talent to a new level.  She recently did all the baking for her son and future daughter-in-law's bridal shower. 

How has Pinterst inspired you?

Comments

Bunny_Hotcakes 2 years, 6 months ago

It inspired me to delete my account shortly after signing up. Zero privacy settings whatsoever.

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JackMcKee 2 years, 6 months ago

It has inspired me to make fun of the people who use it.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Looks like teh peoples has spoke . . .

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Katara 2 years, 6 months ago

It doesn't.

I guess it could be useful but it really hasn't done a whole lot for me.

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jenniflip 2 years, 6 months ago

I'm inspired to make fun of people who make fun of things because they don't know what they're talking about and think they're funny. But only if it involves using mason jars or jumbo muffin tins.

Seriously, I love Pinterest. It has given me great ideas and like you, Julie, it has really provided a new spark to my creativity. It also creates a new connection with my friends and allows us to share interests that we never may have realized we shared. I think sometimes people view social networking as a replacement for real intereaction when it really is an enhancement.

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bookemdano 2 years, 6 months ago

Heh a lady at work was going on and on about how cool the site was and sent everyone an invite. After five minutes of browsing, I had a feeling it was a site meant for women. This was confirmed when I found the "Sports" category and it was pretty much just shirtless photos of Tim Tebow.

Not that there's anything wrong with that, but certainly didn't thrill me. Later on I read an article about it that said something that struck me as probably very true--that Pintrest is "porn for women". It's nothing but pictures of things women like to look at.

And before anyone attacks me as sexist--I'm sure there are plenty of women that don't like the site, and plenty of men that do. But in general I think even Pintrest would say that the vast majority of their user base is made up of women.

I also heard their growth has slowed way down in the last few months. They'd better hurry up and get bought out by facebook or google before they become an afterthought (remember Digg?).

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