Sixty-three boards. Seven-hundred sixty-one likes. Five-thousand five-hundred thirty-nine pins. Houston, I have a problem.
I don’t remember the date or even the month when I first discovered Pinterest. I do remember my first experience with it. A friend had posted a few pins about home decorating on Facebook. Because I seemed to share her taste in home decorating style (at least in my dreams), I decided to try it out on my own. Once I got on (back then, a person needed to be invited to join), I was cautious. I created only a handful of boards, including My Style and For the Home. I very hesitantly added a few pins to each, thinking that I didn’t want to overdo it.
Pinterest has proven I have absolutely no will power.
Five-thousand five-hundred thirty pins later, I am sitting before you (at least through our electronic device screens) today with a confession: I have an addiction to Pinterest. I whole-heartedly admit to it (step one: check!).
When I first started, I didn’t remember that my pins were linked to my Facebook page, so my friends were all witness to my growing obsession. A few would comment, so I swiftly and quietly changed my settings. Yes, I found my solution: CONCEAL my problem from the world! Of course, I overlooked the fact that Pinterest itself is a social networking site, but addicts often ignore the truth.
I quickly created a For the Classroom board that grew to an unmanageable size. I split it into three categories: For the Classroom, Reading Teacher, and Math Teacher. Soon, even these became too much. I now have twelve boards dedicated solely to education, not including my teaching humor, TpT store, and blog boards.
I recently presented a workshop to my fellow teachers on Pinterest for Educators, and not just a few of them were already pinning to their heart’s content. Presenters are supposed to know more about the topic they’re presenting than the participants who attend. Sadly, I can say that I did. I’m not even proud of that fact!
So as it stands now, I have more pins than I will ever know what to do with. But I have found a workable solution, which I will share with you in my next post.
Be patient with me, folks: I’m only on the first step here. It’s a long road to recovery!
Now, on to check my Instagram!…