Morning Meanderings…”Pinterest, It’s A Mid-Western Thing”
Good morning and happy FOGGY Tuesday. Yeah – it is CRAZY foggy here this morning. I tried taking a couple of pictures off the back deck this morning and they turned out well… interesting.
(Wow…. if I said “morning” one more time in that opening paragraph we would have had to turned it into a drinking game….)
Here is one of them:
Creepy pic right?
Ok so what I wanted to share this morning is that while at the Rural Libraries and Literacy Leadership Institute this past weekend (wow… that is a mouthful!) we were having lunch on Saturday and our speaker was Jon Gordon on Social Media and the role it plays. One woman in the group who had been to MLA spoke up and said that she had heard that Pinterest was really a “Midwestern Thing”.
So of course we were all Googling and sure enough, the Pinterest phenomenon seems to be more successful with us who live in the midwest. You can see an article here that the Los Angeles Times wrote in April. It says that Pinterest is the third most popular social network site falling behind Facebook and Twitter, but most interesting is that most of the traffic into Pinterest is coming from the Midwestern states.
Apparently these states are more crafty?
For me, I have an on again off again relationship with Pinterest. I go on and I am fascinated. I am pinning recipes and craft projects and home improvement tips. I will do this for about three days and then I will forget about it for weeks and then… maybe pop on, get excited all over again and pin some more.
Does this happen to anyone else?
I think I may have made a couple of recipes from the Pinterest files, but nothing more. I hope when I have a craft weekend next week that I will take a couple of these ideas with me.
So that’s my morning meandering. Any thoughts on Pinterest? Are you a pinner and a doer? Just a pinner? Or really can’t take on one more time suck (which…. it really can be! Bright shiny pictures – oh my! )