The Great Pinterest Conflict

I am a huge fan of bulletin boards and currently have three of them in my writing room.

When I was a kid, I mined my mother’s magazines and made all kinds of collages from the pictures and headlines.  I kept scrapbooks of actors from TV shows and movies I loved.

The walls of my freshman college dorm room was really just one big bulletin board.  Every space was filled with pictures of my friends, posters of bands and pages torn from magazines.

Yes.  I was even one of those girls who plastered her bedroom wall with posters of the cast of The Outsiders cut from Tiger Beat.

All of these things being true, you would have thought I’d have jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon a little sooner.

Truth be told, Pinterest kind of scared me.

There is too much freedom.

Creating a bulletin board with one 16×20 piece of corkboard and a small stack of magazines is a little bit different than having an unlimited number of boards and the entire Internet at your disposal.

That said, I’ve decided Pinterest is something I want to explore and as the saying goes, I’m going to lean into my discomfort.

I’ve started with what I know:  Actors, television, movies and books.  I hope to expand soon to recipes (which I understand is the true beauty of Pinterest) and steal ideas from other people’s boards.

So, here I go.  Here’s my page.  Please follow me and suggest new ideas: Laura’s Pinterest Page

In the meantime, I’m going to try to find a picture of Ponyboy and Sodapop.

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One thought on “The Great Pinterest Conflict

  1. I agree about Pinterest. I have an account, but I hardly ever use it. There are beautiful things and ideas to be found there, but I feel like it creates the “Martha Stewart” effect – that my holiday centerpiece has to be just as festive/creative as the ones there, my Christmas cookies have be decorated just as perfectly, my manicure has to be just as nice, my craft room (WHAT craft room??) needs to be just as cleverly organized (again, WHAT craft room??? sigh). Read Barry Schwartz’s “The Paradox of Choice” or watch his really interesting TED Talks video here: http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice.html

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