I appear to have signed up for Pinterest. I’ve been resisting this one for a while, as I felt like I needed another place to keep stuff on the Internet like I needed another hole in my head1. I mean, I’ve got my blog and Facebook and Twitter and Flickr and LinkedIn and Instagram2 and I follow a bunch of blogs/sites via RSS feeds and I track my running and biking on RunKeeper and I collect links of stuff I want to read later with Instapaper and I’m sure there’s a bunch of other crap that I signed up for and then forgot about.
But then Darren pointed out on Twitter the other day that someone else took his usual username because he wasn’t fast enough in signing up and I remembered how much I hate it when someone else takes my username3.
So I signed up “just to get my username so that no one else could steal it.”
And then, because it was the weekend and it seemed like much more fun to do than the Economics reading that I should have been doing, I decide to check out what this whole Pinterest thing is anyway. It’s just a site where people “pin” pictures of stuff they like from the Internet onto virtual “pin boards”, right?
And then I had an epiphany. I could pin pictures of my hockey hotties! And so my Pinterest interest was born.
It’s still a work in progress – so many potential hockey hottie pictures to pin, so little time – but here is my Hockey Hottie pin board. If you have suggestions of pictures of hot hockey players that I should pin, I’ll take them under advisement.
Even though I don’t have a consistent username for all my sites, but I’m trying to stick to one for anything I sign up for going forward. For a while I used Beth77 but then I changed to using drbethsnow because I realized that there is a lot more competition for the former – which many Beths might want – than the latter – because how many Beths share my last name AND have doctorate? [↩]