I have been trying to love Pinterest, really I have but I just couldn't do it. I didn't understand why. I am a very visual person. It's a totally visual medium. Should be a match made in Heaven. I saw so many of my sweet friends loving it, making boards and pinning stuff left and right and here I was totally stressed out by it. "Oh well," I thought, "it's just not for me!"
Then Sarah came along and suddenly it made sense. The reason I couldn't get into it... if I don't think there is a darn good chance that I'm going to use it, reference it, make it or purchase it in a reasonable amount of time, then to me, "pinning it on a board" just becomes visual clutter and being a visual person, excessive visual clutter stresses me out. You might say, "But it's virtual visual clutter, not actual visual clutter," and you'd be in right in your mind... just not in mine. (No comments about me not being in my right mind!: ) I am sure most people don't have this weird hang up.
Anyway, when Sarah and Pam came up with "Pinning It Down" I thought... I can do this! I can pin things that I really do want to accomplish or plan to accomplish. The added goal of blogging it and participating in a linky is just bonus motivation! So here we go...
I figured... start with something easy. A recipe! Australian Crash Hot Potatoes. Here it is, on my Pinboard, and here it is in my kitchen!
BTW... they were so incredibly amazing that my oldest asked to add them to his birthday menu plans at the end of this month.