Thursday, February 2, 2012

Now "Board"ing (A Mama Kat Writing Prompt)

Usually, I let "choose" a Mama Kat prompt for me. This week, I am choosing the Pinterest-themed prompt because a) it's easy and b) it's the one I want to do! Here's the prompt: Are you on Pinterest? Share the last five items you pinned, choose one and let it inspire a blog post.

These are the last five items I had pinned as of the time the prompt was published:

These penguin appetizers:

These delicious-looking cupcakes:

These red whoopie pies:

These yoga gingerbread cookies:

(don't try to click to enlarge though!)
And this dollar tree:
And here I must diverge from Kat's original instructions....instead of choosing one of those pins and using it to inspire me to do a blog post, I just must focus on what my boards say about me. You get default boards when you start Pinterest, and then you can create your own (boards are "themes" where you can put pins that relate to each other).

My "Products I Love" board has three random pins. My "Favorite Spaces and Places" board has one pin. My "Books Worth Reading" board has one pin. My "My Style Pinboard" has two random pins. My "For the Home" board has zero pins. My "Stuff to Make When I Have Time - i.e. 2025" has nine pins (one of which I have actually MADE!!). My "Miscellaneous" board has two random pins. My "Images From My Life!" board has eight pins. My "Recipes" board has 17 pins, none of which I have made but gosh the cake batter adult drink is practically calling my name. My "Food Art" board has three pins (two of which I made a long time ago). My "Smarties Creations" Board has three pins (two of which I made).

My boards are disorganized and hard to follow. I think the main conclusion I draw is that a) despite the fact that it is a huge breath of fresh air to walk into a clean, well-decorated home, that's just not where my attention goes; b) if it's something I may be able to make and blog about someday, it gets pinned; c) I like to make stuff .... or dream about making stuff.

Maybe I'll make myself a cake batter adult drink and try to "pin something down" that brings logic to my boards.

In the meantime, I can't close this post without sharing Kat's brilliant Pinterest guide:

A link to the Mama Kat's Losin' It Pinterest Guide can be found here.


Dominique@Dominique's Desk said...

Love those penguins..they are so cute!!!

Mama Kat said...

Girl you have GOT to do some more pinning. Bulk up those pretty boards of yours. The yoga gingerbread men are hilarious...I definitely need those cookie cutters! ;)

Tiffany said...

I loved your take on the prompt! Well done! I disliked those default boards they suggested, but being a newbie I had no idea what to do. After browsing a few friends boards, my creativity came rushing out. You sound like you've got it in you, you're more organized than me. Go ahead, change those names and get pinning. lol.

Brooke @ Covered in Grace said...

You definitely have restraint when it comes to pinning...wish I had it. hehe. I am a bit of a pinning slut. hahahaha

I agree though... your boards, and even the names of them, say a lot about you.

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

I need to organize my crap on Pinterest because now I am totally overhwhelmed........story of my life. Ugh

kaye said...

I'm just starting on pinterest--your post gave me some good ideas. I love the Mama Kat pinterest guide. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Run DMT said...

I agree with Mama Kat. Think about areas you want to grow and make the boards work for you. I's like a virtual refrigerator or cork board. If you were flipping through a you found a funny comic, you would clip it out and hand it on your fridge. Same with a recipe or words to live by. Start small and go from there.

That Mama Kat's flow chart ROCKS!