Do You Need a Pintervention?


I use Pinterest more than any other social network. I use it for collecting articles I want to read, color palettes, images that bring back memories, project ideas, and gift ideas. My favorite feature is the ability to create secret boards. This comes in particularly handy when collecting gift ideas.

I have been known to post so many project ideas that it becomes overwhelming. Which project do I tackle first? Starting a project does not seem to be a problem. Completing the project is where I run into issues. So how do you know if you need a Pintervention? If you answer yes to any of the questions below, you might need a Pintervention.

  • Do you spend more than an hour a day on Pinterest?
  • Do you have more than three Pinterest projects that you started more than a month ago and have not finished?
  • Do you refer to Pinterest in general conversation more than 5 times per day?
  • When someone asks you what your favorite color is, do you pull up your Pinterest color palettes board?
  • Have you subjected your family to more than one “meal-in-a-jar”?
  • Have you spent more money on Pinterest projects than you would EVER admit to your financial advisor?
  • Is your tushy going numb the determining factor to end a Pinterest session?
  • Have you already pinned this post?

Pinterest is a great way to visually organize everything from articles to zen tangles.It can be a helpful tool for curating collections. Just make sure you are in control of Pinterest and that it’s not in control of you.

I must confess that while looking for Pinterest boards that started with the letter “z” for this blog post, I just “had” to re-pin a pin about typography. Even I am not immune to the wonderland that is Pinterest. And in case you just can’t help yourself, you will find a one-click Pinterest button at both the top and bottom of this page.

Happy pinning!

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