I joined Pinterest back before it was a thing. It seemed like fun, but I didn’t really have much time to play around there. Then I got concerned about reports I was hearing of Pinterest’s deceptive affiliate links, so I consciously avoided the site for a while. There was also the issue of Pinterest’s user agreement, in which the user assumes all liability for any copyright infringement of anything they post. (See a discussion of this issue in photographer Trey Ratcliffe's Variety Hour video podcast series, at the end of this post.)
But honestly? I don’t pin retail stuff. I’m more interested in craft how-to’s and creative inspiration. Plus a bunch of my Facebook contacts have recently been joining Pinterest, which makes it more fun. So I’ve been hanging out there a bit lately.
I’m not playing Pinterest to win, though. It’s truly just a place to put some of my favorite inspiration. Like these rooms. I could live in them.
Update: Saturday, May 26. I spent a whackload of time on Pinterest last night, just browsing through random people’s boards. SO MUCH FUN. I’m trying to figure out what it is I like about it, and I think it’s that it reminds me of flipping through a really interesting magazine. Whenever something catches my eye, I stop and take a closer look, or click through to the original post (usually for craft or beauty tutorials). Plus I edited my boards a bit. When I look through the photos of rooms I could live in, I see my dream home. Eerie.