The other belles have done a fine job of sharing the genius of Pinterest this week. I was tempted to type, “What they said” because honestly, I don’t know that there’s much left for Belle Friday to add to the discussion on this one. Pinterest has to be experienced before its appeal can be understood. I had heard about it this giant cyber bulletin board community from all sides before I finally slipped over to check it out and even then, I had to make a few trips before I got it. Unfortunately, I got it good. Yes, I do know that was poor grammar but it worked for me.
Since then, I try not to pull it up unless I have absolutely met all of my deadlines for the next week. The operative word there is “try” because I don’t always resist the temptation. Sometimes I get too close to that muddy hole, and well, it’s not good…Here’s my Pinterest page and just pasting it here makes me want to head over there and play! http://pinterest.com/ShellieRT/boards/
Authors are told that Pinterest can be a great aid to our “platform”, but I never really think of it that way. Just yesterday, Belle Thursday wrote about Pinterest followers and curiosity sent me to the site where I got a good belly laugh. Dixie Belle (my rotten chocolate lab) has a half dozen more followers on HER board than I do on my book board! How’s that for a slice of humble pie?
Here’s a pin from my humor board, one snagged from a board I call “Love notes to my readers” – and one shoutout from Dixie. We love to collect things that make us chuckle, grin, and/or laugh out loud. All of these pins fall into at least one of those categories.
Dixie posted this last one on her board to let everyone know that it worried her to know I had seen this pin. She felt it was wrong on so many levels and was hoping to garner support in pressuring me to never give in to this temptation!
See y’all on Pinterest– one day, not now because I’m working.
No, not now.
I’m not headed there now, but one day.
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is an author, speaker, radio host and Belle of All Things Southern who is not headed back to Pinterest right now. Really.