I love Pinterest. I’ll sit down to check it and three hours later I’ve pinned 50+ things and accomplished nothing productive. Sound familiar to anyone?? But last night while organizing my overwhelming “Recipes to Try” board into more manageable categories, I noticed that I hadn’t actually tried most of the recipes I had pinned. So then, out of curiosity, I went through my pared down recipes board and counted all the dishes I had attempted. Out of the 159 pins, which did not include drinks or desserts (I moved those to different boards), I had tried a grand total of 25. Truth be told, that was actually more than I thought it would be, but it still came out to only 16% of my pins.
Which made me wonder…is Pinterest useful? Sure, it’s fun to look at pictures of pretty homes, laugh at the newest some e-card, and fantasize about the perfect wedding, but what does that accomplish? Food and drink recipes are probably the most useful category on Pinterest but if we never make 90% of the recipes we pin, what’s the point? Is it just to look at pictures of drool-worthy cupcakes and cheesy enchiladas?
I’m wondering what you think about this subject. When you have a couple minutes take a look at one of your boards. Preferably a board with things you can actually make/accomplish, like recipes, craft projects, or cleaning tips. Then count how many of the pins you have attempted. Is it more than my measly 16%, or are you just as guilty as pinning but not doing?
Post your comments below, I’d love to hear them!
There could be some truth to this…