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social media + personality types

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 . . .

so, are you following me on Pinterest?! also, please follow May Books on it too — we are just starting out, so would love some followers!

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Miabella - Well, I have to say that I just *LOVE* your writing, and your ability to make me want to continue reading… right into the… oh let me stumble upon your Pinterest page… but NO! I have things to DO! I cannot get stuck in your world of ideas, for I shall have a hard time getting back to painting… all this to say I love you so much, dear sister, and miss seeing you on the webs.

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