(This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for your support!)
I’m going to give you a dare: Walk up to to a group of women and ask, “What’s the big deal about Pinterest?” About half of them will cringe, while the other half will cite a half dozen awesome crafts, recipes and articles they’ve found on Pinterest within the last week!
Let’s start with the cringers. Those who aren’t fans of Pinterest usually list the following as their complaints:
- “I don’t have time for that.”
- “I can’t ever measure up to those Pin-Perfect recipes/room decorating/fashions/fill in the blank.”
- “What’s the point?”
If you fall into this camp, you honestly may not be interested in the rest of this post…!
However, if you are intrigued by Pinterest, please read on!
Ever since I discovered Pinterest a few years ago (I was kind of late to the party!), I found it much more relaxing to peruse that other social media sites. Why? In my quest to be more intentional about how I use my time and to limit over stimulation in general, I appreciate Pinterest because I can control what appears on my feed and on my boards.
Pinterest is basically a pictorial search engine. There are very few opinions or commentary, or words at all, for that matter, being shouted at you. You can leisurely scroll through, view, and pin for further inspection, exactly the images and categories you are interested in. Ahhhh…
For example, let’s say we are planning a bathroom renovation in our house, and we are attracted to black and white tile, a vintage flare, and unique cabinet pulls and doorknobs. We could visit Pinterest and simply type in as much or as little (as wide or as narrow of a search) of these characteristics as we wanted to…and voila! Pinterest would display a plethora of images and articles to get us inspired to create just the renovation we crave. Additionally, we could search Pinterest to learn how to save money by doing many of the projects ourselves. If we wanted to, we could post photos on Pinterest of the bathroom before and after the renovation, to continue to wave of inspiration!
You see, I don’t feel any sense of not measuring up when I see (probably professional) photos of cute fashions or homemade cookies or coordinated baby nurseries. I see humans proud of their accomplishments, wishing to share them and inspire others to be creative, too!
Do you follow Accounting My Blessings on Pinterest? Since this blog is all about providing encouragement and inspiration to its readers, I try to curate the Pinterest boards to encompass far-reaching interests that may be insightful to anyone choosing to live a more intentional and purposeful life!
Here are some of the boards you’ll find on Accounting My Blessings:
- Bathroom Design
- Successful Blogging
- Stay at Home Mom
- Finances and Saving Money
- Minimalist Decorating Inspiration
- Modest Fashion
- Jean Skirts
- Intentional Living
- Signature Style
- Homemade Cleaning, Health and Beauty
- Capsule Wardrobe
- Best of Accounting My Blessings
- Organizing and Konmari
- Secondhand Shopping
- Manicure and Pedicure
- Family First
- Jeans Hems
- Home Office Ideas
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Minimalist Kitchen
- Gift Wrapping
- Finishing Touches
- Work at Home Mom
- Curb Appeal
If you haven’t already noticed, I think Pinterest is kind of genius! No matter what your interests are, you can almost certainly find commonality with others on Pinterest. Remember, it’s not about comparing yourself to others, but rather gathering inspiration from other contributors in order to craft your own intentional lifestyle!
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
Gracia y paz,
Linking up with Modest Mondays