I carry a lot of guilt about not blogging more. or tweeting more. but I love to Pin. I’m addicted. I naturally gravitate towards it and it doesn’t take any effort.
so driving around this morning, I had a genius revelation. I’ll cut to the chase, and then elaborate a little more — if you want to continue.
Blogging is about the Past. Most blog posts are pictures of things that have already happened, or a how to of something that has already happened.
Twitter is about the Present. People tweet about things they are doing right this second. Or things you read/view in real time.
Pinterest is about the Future. My PinBoards are all about creative inspiration of the things i WANT to do, not necessarily the things I have already done. They are styles/fashions I’d like to wear, recipes to try, projects to create — all in the future.
So here’s where the revelation gets good:
I recently took the Strength Finders test, and turns out, my top three strengths were:
Futuristic: People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.
Ideation: People who are especially talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.
Focus: People who are especially talented in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.
This could not be more true of my personality. I am a dreamer. But I’m also a doer. But once something is DONE, I don’t really want to think about it. It’s not all that exciting to me anymore.
Helllloooooo Pinterest! Pinterest is all about the future, ideas, and then doing. I have a hard time blogging, because by the time I’ve done whatever craft I found on Pinterest, I sure as heck don’t want to take the time to upload images, make sure they are perfect, etc. . . I’m already repinning my Next Project.
there you have it. i have a hard time staring the past in the face when there is so much exciting stuff to look forward to . . .