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June 11, 2012

I finally joined Pinterest

Since last year I've been receiving invitations to join Pinterest. I've dragged my feet until now, since I was afraid Pinterest would become the ultimate time-waster. There's already Facebook, Twitter, updating this blog, responding to comments and fielding emails... stuffed into the cracks between running my graphic design business full time.

And given Pinterest's home page, I expected I'd be getting a steady stream of manicured fingernails and Ryan Gosling photos. Though lovely, I don't need to see more than one.

But after a conversation with friends I took the plunge and joined. And hey, it turns out you can follow people with similar interests. Goodbye fingernails, hello mid-century furniture! This could get terribly inspiring.

You can find me on Pinterest right here.

43 comments:

Kim said...

Yay! I will follow you for orange mid century inspiration!

Kim x

http://whatpeggysaid.blogspot.co.uk/

Jessica Jones said...

See you there!

Eleni said...

Hmm, I have the same issue as you here! I'm already everywhere, but not on pinterest since I'm terrified I'll sacrifice my last moments of non-digital world to its beauty.. Alas, it proves to be rather necessary to blogger I guess.. anyway, maybe I'll meet you there too!

Grandma G said...

You're pretty behind the times, y'know. Even your ol' mum has had an account for ages. ;(

Your ol' Mum

Jessica Jones said...

I know. I'm so not an early adopter.

Tharvey said...

I just see Pinterest as a better way to bookmark & sort links. I do follow a few friends because it is really fun to see what they are marking, but not many strangers. (When I do, it's only one board of theirs) That way it is not a big timewaster!

Jessica Jones said...

You are wise!

Natasha said...

Kiss goodbye to that little bit of free time you ever had! xxx (I'll see you there)

Jessica Jones said...

See ya! And I'm determined to exercise will-power and NOT stay up until 2 AM. :)

Grandma G said...

I do like Tharvey, except I don't even look at the boards I follow. In fact, I hardly ever return to the things I've pinned on my own boards! :)

Mum

Wh. said...

Welcome!!! :)

Emily said...

So gald you created a HAO DIY board!
Emily
emilysummers-designer.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

That is so funny that you joined Pinterest and that your initial thought was about nails and Ryan Gosling; I repinned 2 Ryan Gosling posts yesterday and am always looking at nails!! BUT, I did think of you recently when I was there and looking at lots of orange items; There are many, many interesting things to see. I hope you don't get too addicted (like me!).

Cyn | decyng said...

It´s a good source of inspiration and another space to share what you like.
I´ll follow you! Greetings from Argentina!

Jessica Jones said...

Anonymous, that cracked me up.

Guys, see you over there!

Nina said...

Good luck with that "willpower" thing! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpiDWeRN4UA&feature=plcp

By the way, your football [soccer] team has not got off to a very good start in the Euros...

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CouldBeKim said...

Been on pinterest for awhile. I followed you. :o)

Kim

http://loopsoflavender.blogspot.com/

Tansy Dolls said...

I shall follow you! I love Pinterest! For me its all about inspiration and despite the funny memes about not actually following through with the pins, I find that I actually do because it helps me organize my to-do list. ~Robin

Tharvey said...

Oh, and I confess, I'm one of the nail pinners! I've been doing a lot of nail art lately & mark them for inspiration.

RCTorres said...

Yes! Thank you so much for joining! You have wonderful ideas that always get me inspired. Enjoy Pinterest!

Lisse said...

Oh great! I followed you... looking forward to a lot more beautiful ideas!

You may find me here:

http://pinterest.com/lissez/

lyn said...

Welcome to your new time-waster! hehehe... you can really lose track of time pinning/repinning/liking!

annie dee said...

I agree. I recently just joined as well and proceeded to spent hours on it the first couple of days. Haven't been back since - too "scarey."

Zom G. said...

Hooray! Following people who inspire you/find the awesomest stuff/ is what makes Pinterest great! Otherwise you might waste away surrounded by cute dogs, (lying) lowfat dessert recipes, and pictures of Tahiti! So Whoop yay! Following!

Anonymous said...

I must admit, I just looked for you last weekend! I look forward to your pins, but wisk you luch with your time!

Valentina Loffredo said...

I pinned many images from your website already (I am a silent italian fan of yours) and I only joined PInterest 1 month ago! Can't wait to see your pins :)

sarah@boxwoodclippings said...

pintrest can be a time sucker for sure, but the novelty wears off and then it just becomes a fantastic resource. glad to see you over there!

Rina said...

It was a huge timewaster for me at the start but now it's like my personal idea book, hehe. I'm somewhat particular so I love the idea of organizing pins into boards and topics.

I'm http://pinterest.com/littlespace/ if yer interested. MCM, crafting, food, etc.

Jessica said...

Yay! Following you

slow panic said...

LOVE your blog and am so excited you are on Pinterest. Have been reading your blog for years.

pak said...

YES!

LimeRiot said...

Welcome! I rarely look at 'everything' on pinterest because of all the nail art and bare bellied beach models.

Valerie said...

Is there any way to join without needing a Facebook or Twitter account? I got an invite, but it seemed like I had to sign up somewhere else first, which is silly. :/

Jessica Jones said...

Valerie, I know! I didn't see another way, and that's goofy.

kara said...

Oh, Glee! I just love your creativity and am excited to stalk you there.

PeggyinNO said...

I am very impressed that you just joined pinterest 2 days ago and have over 2500 followers, including me!! Welcome to the "bandwagon!" I've enjoyed your blog for a long time, now I can follow your pins!

Anshu said...

Yay! following you now Jessica.

Annette said...

Welcome to pinterest :) you can change your password and email in your settings. That´s how I did it...I like pinterest as a personal notebook, but I also prevented my own blog from being pinned, because I really try to link contents back to the copyright owner and not just to another bogger, this is still a big issue at pinterest.
See also this link http://linkwithlove.typepad.com/
Cheer´s from Berlin Annette

Cyn said...

After a month or so of non-stop pinning you go back to normal life. Yes, it is somewhat of a time waster, but I cannot stop! so much cool stuff out there, so many ideas, so many things to do and see! You'll love it.

Christine said...

I just joined too! I was holding out because I teach high school and during the year there is just not enough time. BUT now its summertime and I can afford to waste a little time :-)

Mandy Coffey said...

i found you via Google Reader "Explore" option and I can't believe i haven't discovered you sooner! I'm like, going crazy in love browsing your site right now. I just clicked over and followed you on pinterest and now i'm going crazy looking at every pin of yours! lol you truly have an incredible eye for adorable things!

Mandy
www.smallfineprint.com

Jessica Jones said...

Thank you, Mandy!

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