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Life in my Pajamas - My Story of Pinterest Addiction

January 2nd, 2011

I having a head spinning heart swooning love affair with my new boyfriend, George.

George Pinterest Glass.

Oh yeah, he’s hot. So hot I don’t want to climb out of bed - and just be with him day and night, night and day.

A snapshot of my kool-aid board.  No reason to explain why I can’t get out of bed and out of George Pinterest Glass’ loving arms (right arm: keyboard and left arm: trackpad).
Pinterest - A psa?  A warning?

My boards - like pretty little shoe-boxes where I hide away all my dreams, desires and delectables.  Any photo or image I see in Internetlandia - bam, one click to my “pin it” button on my toolbar - and into one of my selected pin boards it goes.  My boyfriend George is that good. And the best part… my friends (old and new) who are also on Pinterest - I get to see into their shoe-boxes AND get to socialize with them.  Gravy.
my Pinterest boards
Pinterest = Lovefest.
Want your own Pinterest boyfriend or girlfriend, too? If you get one - please don’t say I didn’t warn you about Pinterest’s sexy, sexy spell.

Editing in a Q & A. I’m no expert… just passing on what I’ve learned.

Pam allegedly asked:
[Q] Do I need to know someone with an account to get an invite?
[A] No… but if you do know someone - I would offer them some chocolate for an invite. If you don’t know someone, just click on “get one” at the bottom of my post - it’ll take you to a request.

Sherri allegedly asked:
[Q] … can you request to see friends’ boards???
[A] You can see friends’ boards even if you don’t follow them or they don’t follow you. No friendship requests… just following. If you do follow them, their pins will show on your feed - exactly like your twitter feed shows tweets of those you follow. You can also unfollow boards within a user. Example: I follow Person-XYZ, but I’ll unfollow their “jewelry” board so I don’t see all their jewelry pins in my feed.

Pat allegedly asked:
[Q] Okie dokie… so am I supposed to get notified if the people i follow post something new? How about when someone comments on my photo? Or repins?
[A] Yes - you just need to set up your preferences here. I haven’t been getting all of my notifications, but I think Pinterest is working on that.

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40 Responses

  1. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Looks totally addictive! Do I need to know someone with an account to get an invite?

  2. The fabulous Tanya Barrett allegedly said:

    Hehehe…ya got me hooked but now I have to wait for it to get out of private beta! I have hundreds if not thousands of pictures on my comp, of things that strike my interest,this looks perfect for that!

  3. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    When will we have time to sew??

  4. The fabulous SoozeM allegedly said:

    Wow it looks awesomely great, just what I have been looking for!! I was all excited and rushed over there but it’s a private thing and they are not taking new members, I have to go on a wait list for an invite, blerk!

  5. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    You are a crazy girl, you know that?? But I’m glad, cuz that’s why we’re friends. :) Have fun pinning, you little pinaholic.

  6. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Ooh, looks like it has all the features that I always wished (hehe) that Wists had! Mainly, a good way to organize what you list!

  7. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    OMG, just one more thing to become addicted too… Love your boards!

  8. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    I saw some talk about this on Twitter…how do you join…and can you request to see friends’ boards???

  9. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    AweSOME! I currently have a bunch of random bookmarks for stuff I like…this’ll be great, having all the pictures in one place. Thanks Monica! I won’t tell your hubby.

  10. The fabulous Melanie Wood allegedly said:

    I believe I have some invites left for Pintrest if anyone would like one!!

  11. The fabulous Shannon Margaret allegedly said:

    I LOVE LOVE Pin Interest and have had some popular Flicker and Pin people repin me so I freak out…..so make sure you get your notices when people pin you….you might love getting those messages….

    Shannon Margaret

  12. The fabulous carolbrowne allegedly said:

    Yup. I’m right there with you. All I need to do is just put some laundry in the dryer. Can I do that? Nope…just one more pin…GAH! Hydrangea cupcakes? Wait one sec…I need to follow that link…It’s fab!

  13. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Ooooh, I Lurve pinterest too. Haven’t had time to really play with it, but I’m hoping for the new year. Most excellent kool-aid board — especially with hubby featured front and center. I do wish he’d get a job so we could see more of him!

  14. The fabulous SoozeM allegedly said:

    Oooh oooh oooh I spoke too soon, donchya hate it when you get egg on your face LOL! I am in, woohoo!!!!

  15. The fabulous heather allegedly said:

    —-> L I S T E N

  16. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    It might be the death of me its that good.

  17. The fabulous Hope allegedly said:

    Love pinterest! Haven’t spent nearly enough time on it though.

  18. The fabulous Terri- allegedly said:

    Yay thank you for the new addiction my friend. I miss all your craziness, but between twitter and now pinterest I can follow that craziness to my hearts content :)

  19. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    You find all of the coolest stuff!!! MmmmHmmmm…I am in love with the hugging fingers. xoxokmamf

  20. The fabulous Torie Jayne allegedly said:

    I too love Pinterest, off to check out your boards.
    ★ Happy New Year ! ★
    May all your dreams come true

  21. The fabulous Julia allegedly said:

    hi monica,
    yep…already hopelessly lost to pinterest.
    but by now i really restrain to pin every single thing i see on the internet (taking the pinterest-advice very seriously…let’s see how long).
    hugs & happy new zombie year,

  22. The fabulous Beverly Atkins allegedly said:

    Well, I’m on the list too. That MAY be a good thing since I’m so behind already and this is just January 3. It looks like so much fun.

  23. The fabulous Stephane in Alaska allegedly said:

    I would LOVE an invite if you have any to spare.

  24. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    You’re starting a revolution Monica. It is to our best interests that you are a good person and will not lead us into destruction or captivity. Or are you…..? ha

  25. The fabulous Cara allegedly said:

    Hey Monica! Thanks for the info! Got your email and hopped right over to check it out! I got myself on the wait list for an invite! Can’t wait to get on!

  26. The fabulous Maria allegedly said:

    I would love an invite too if you have any left.

  27. The fabulous Polly allegedly said:

    OK…love your boards…gotta get an invite…may never sew again…

  28. The fabulous Katie allegedly said:

    LOL it’s my best organizational tool for splendid inspiration!

  29. The fabulous Karen a/k/a/ The Lazy Quilter allegedly said:

    Ow my nose! Oops… wrong episode lol

    I hit 44 on the 4th and am already feeling like my warranty has expired. Then I saw this and my brain went all “…huh? …what?” Guess that means I have to take a look so I don’t turn into a total prune. lol

    You are so funny! :)

  30. The fabulous sewtara allegedly said:

    Wow!! This looks so fun!
    Someone just asked me to send an email with links and pictures of things that inspire me, this would be so much easier!! All in one happy place.
    But alas, I am on the waiting list.

    Try not to lose too much sleep with vitrual pinning, I’m sure you have lots of real-life pinning and sewing to do!

  31. The fabulous V and Co. allegedly said:

    is this what all the hoopla was about on twitter a few days ago?
    i’m a mess right now with crazy so maybe adding a little more crazy might be what i need to finally break me…i may just need to sign up.
    thanks a lot in advance for my mental break down. signed the chick in the corner rocking back and forth mumbling “lurf that stupid deadlines.”

  32. The fabulous trash allegedly said:

    I love Pinterest but can’t get the button onto my toolbar. Any hints?

  33. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Thank you, Monica, for a new infatuation!

    You find the most amazing things to keep us Zombiettes so happy!

    How DO you find time for everything??!?

  34. The fabulous wishes, true and kind allegedly said:

    One of these days I will spend some time on Pinterest. Is it terrible that I still manage to spend some days in my pajamas? When I’m not working, of course :D.

  35. The fabulous susan kinkki allegedly said:

    Aloha Nui Loa
    Mele Kalekemaka
    Hellooooooooooo That site looks like fun and has possibilities. But, my knitting is cutting into my quilting time, working on pair 3 and 4 socks. I love knitting socks and on wed am joining a knit-along tha will be a toe up sock, two on on long circular needle. fun!
    hope you have great and productive year.

  36. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    LOL Nice to know I’m not the only one who started the new year with a new addiction!

    I heart Pinterest!

  37. The fabulous Mae allegedly said:

    I enjoy your blog so much I look forward to new posts. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome talents and inspiration. Best wishes, Mae

  38. The fabulous Robyn allegedly said:

    This is perfect! I feel way overwhelmed by all the AMAZING stuff on the internet and the little star on my Chrome page is way too easy to push. Pinterest seems like the perfect way to fix this! Thanks for sharing your love of it! Now for it to become public…

  39. The fabulous DianeM allegedly said:

    George Glass eh? Hmmm, that name sounds familiar….does Jan know about this?
    Smiles, DianeM ;P

  40. The fabulous aniza allegedly said:

    hi, monica…i’m new to pinterest and just followed you!

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