Oh Pinterest, you strange and beautiful time sucking black hole! How I love/hate thee!
As a rule, I’ve been wary of most social media for a while now. I’m not even on Facebook. Seriously. This may seem counterintuitive for a blogger but hey, what can I say, I’m full of contradictions. Maybe you remember my first award post where I fessed up to fear of competition. I’ve always been like this, ever since the whole high school yearbook signature collecting thing. At first I’d act like I didn’t care, that I was above that sort of pedestrian nonsense, but when the yearbooks arrived I was right there at the front of the pack, chasing down anyone who looked vaguely familiar and jamming a pen in their face. True story. Sort of. I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to forget about high school, but that seems about right.
Anyway. Back to Pinterest.
I also have about zero time to do stuff like collect pins, make boards, and track down followers. (All of which I knew nothing about two weeks ago.) I have a hard enough time keeping up my with my blog. Yet, it was calling to me, beckoning saucily like some tawdry sea siren (which in case you don’t know is a mythological creature who lures sailors to an untimely death – am I being melodramatic with my metaphor? I don’t think so).
I kept my distance for a while…
That’s right, I succumbed. I’m part of the Pinterest clique, with its hypnotic and bizarrely addictive rituals. Check me out, people, if you dare via celiackiddo. Here’s one of my latest pins, Vanilla Pear Pie with Hazelnut Crust. Yum. And so pretty.
I really couldn’t have done it without the help and encouragement of my blogging friend Kristine over at Thank Heavens who gave me some crucial tips and very generous invites. Check out her awesome GF community board here.
It’s funny, for the first week or so I concentrated on making a Gluten Free Treats board and then one all about pancakes (a little weird, I know). But the last few days I’ve been browsing the “Explore” button on my iphone and it’s like a freak show out there, yet I find myself scrolling down and down until my eyes blur with endless images of make up applications, home renovations, DIY everything, lush foreign landscapes, bunnies (or any cute fuzzy animal), crafty everyone, fancy hair styles, wedding ephemera, tattoos, nail art, uncomfortably earnest quotes (at least for me cause I’m cynical that way), workout tips, fashion pics, and recipes (of course).
WOW. It’s seriously a black hole. But I’m trying to stay focused and keep to the task at hand, which is recipe collecting and pinning, and is actually kind of fun when I don’t let it overwhelm me. I love how many gorgeous gluten free desserts are out there, not to mention main meals, side dishes, smoothies, etc.
The truth is though, I’m not a food blogger and besides the pretty pictures I took of those yum-tastic chocolate coconut truffles, most of my photos don’t look like ideal “pins,” but it’s a great resource for recipes and a way to make more connections with other GF-ers.
If you have a GF board on Pinterest, let me know. I’ve drank the Kool-Aid and am now happy to follow you to the end of time. Or, rather, the end of Pinterest. If there ever is one.