Friday, December 27, 2013

Day 16: Possibly Positive Addictions

The Think Kit prompt for December 16 was:

What did you discover this year?

I mentioned yesterday (in a post that was excessively hard to write and took much burning of lavender incense and sage, and a very long hot bath to recover from) that I get addicted to things easily. It sort of sucks.

So why I ever decided to try Pinterest is beyond me. My friends warned me. "It's a black hole! It's worse than TV Tropes!" I had actually gotten the account at least a year before I actually started using it, then someone's post on Facebook reminded me that the thing exists.

So. I discovered Pinterest this year. Yep, it's quite addicting. But I also discovered the LeechBlock add-on for Firefox, so it hasn't monstrously killed my productivity.

And I know it's gotten some flak for being materialistic and for creating unrealistic expectations for would-be crafters everywhere, but it's also a really worthwhile tool for someone like me: an aspiring minimalist who also kind of sucks at minimalism because I tend to therapy shop a lot. On Pinterest, I can hoard all the stuff I want. I can organize meticulously, or be kind of willy-nilly about it. I can plan outfits and collect gift ideas. I can sort of own that awesome thing I saw without spending money or cluttering up my tiny apartment with junk.

So, if you want to hang out and share some pins, I'll be right over here.


  1. You're not the only one! I have a friend who's a Pintrest addict as well...So I e-mailed her this post lol

    1. Hehehehehe, awesome. Maybe your friend and I can follow each other! It's a lot of fun.