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2/27/2013: To Pin or not to Pin...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I have had a Pinterest account almost since it started and for the most part, it just floats out there exposing my innermost dreams to the world. I love it and could become seriously obsessed with it, if given the time. I have been told by those whose opinion I hold in high regard that I should put my jewelry on my Pinterest page. Here's the flaw in that logic as I see it. If everyone uses Pinterest the way I do, they are out there cruising for ideas to make their own stuff. It's not that I'm stingy, but I really would like to SELL my stuff, not give it away through detailed photos or tutorials. I know, it worked for Martha. If I had a staff of 500 minions at my beck and call, I could do what Martha does. Oh, and the money...don't forget the money. I did just purchase a book through Kindle that details the secrets of one woman's Pinterest journey to over 1 million followers in just 9 months. I'll read that and see if I can elevate my brand into the public eye. I have some nibbles on the line for some enviable exposure and I have LOTS of ideas. I am creative and enthusiastic. And I have no problem being my own cheerleader!

Mr. Virgo and I had a discussion about this a few days ago. I told him I was afraid of "giving away the farm" and he had a valid point. Yes, people are out there getting ideas on Pinterest. But there are probably more out there just loving what they see, having visions of what they want, and look! Here it is right here on Pinterest! I wonder if she sells that? I just assume everyone is like me and makes just about anything that pops into their funny little heads. Not everyone can, or wants, to do that. And I shouldn't have any qualms about using my talents to get where I want to go. After all, that is the whole point of this exercise. I am trying to change our lives through my own creativity. I'm still not sure which side of the fence I will land on this issue, but I will be informed and hopefully make the right decision. In the meantime, happy Pinning!

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