The answers came fast and here are some examples:
* "All I know is that, every time I happen to stop by, I lose time. I black out. LOL!!!" Serena
* "Oh I feel another challenge is needed" Sue from Simple Strategies For Social Media Success
* "Doooooooooomed, you will now find time disappear in front of your eyes", Sarah from Esellek
* "It's pwitty. And also a massive time sucker", Kirsty from Kirsty Wiseman Photography
So far all these lovely ladies had taken the lighthearted funny approach. And then I read a fair warning that made me think about being careful with comparing and feelings of "not good enough".
* "Welcome to black hole of creative doom and guilt. Once you remember that all the beautiful photos and projects are done by uber professionals and recreating them doesn't go the same way on first try, then you are good. I use it instead of v bookmarks as a visual reference guide for stuff. Also (remember) that a lot of them have tried 3 times before showing any final results. 10000 hours by macklemore is a good theme tune. People expect to be experts in 10 minutes or on foray attempt", Anam Stubbington
Armed with all this I go into Pinterest with my eyes wide open and I know there are things to take into account when you log into that site:
Too much preparation might become a stall technique.
You´d be better off following Marie Forleo´s advice "create before consuming".
Keep track of your time there and not on your own work.
Practise, practise, practise. Enjoy the path.
Share the results. ask for advice if needed.
THEN, look for pretty things.
Pin for reference, not exact copy.
What is your relationship with Pinterest?
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PS: talking about social media and platforms. Did you know there is a new Linky party on Wednesdays?