5/22/2016

The Pinterest Challenge


Pinterest.

It's a blessing and a curse, an organisational tool and a method of procrastination that prevents us from organizing our lives. It makes us laugh and learn, get fat and then workout. On this website we find inspiration, ideas, and projects. We see it, we like it, and we pin it. Simple.

But 8,733 pins, 34 boards, and countless hours later, what do I have? What happens to those ideas? Where do those projects go?

The Great Chasm of Forgotten Pins. 



Yes, my friends, this Chasm exists. It collects the thousands of pins that we carelessly throw into our numerous boards. It welcomes the DIY projects that we will never make. It gives a home to those recipes that will never again tempt our appetites.

The Great Chasm of Forgotten Pins has claimed many a pin of ours, but let's reclaim what is rightfully ours. Let's win back the pins that we once held dear and actually (are you sitting right now?) do them. 

But how?

I present to you the Pinterest Challenge.

Do not fear. The Pinterest Challenge will not take away the fun of Pinterest but it will actually increase your enjoyment of this site.

What is it? Glad you asked.

The Challenge: for every time that you go on Pinterest in the next 21 days (or for any 21 day period in the future), do one thing that you pin or have pinned in the past. 

This doesn't have to be making a table out of old lawn chairs or anything. It can be as simple as applying a quote or doing a five minute yoga sequence. Try baking something, putting to practice those tips on creativity, or capturing photos inspired by the images on Pinterst.

It also doesn't have to be something that you see on Pinterest that day. In fact, I recommend stalking yourself for inspiration. Do the things that you saw three years ago and promptly threw into the Great Chasm of Forgotten Pins.

How to Participate: first I need you to promise your first child to me as a guarantee of your agreement... Wait, I'm not Rumplestiltskin? Nope, definitely not. So maybe we can work out another deal for this magical challenge (because we all know that magic always comes with a price).

If you want to transform the way you use Pinterest, I only ask that you do three things:

1. Do It
Only use Pinterest if you will do or already have done something inspired by Pinterest that day.

2. Say It
After you do said something, change the description on the pin that you used, adding a note that explains how it went. This not only help you to remember your experience but it helps others to know that you personally tried out the pin.

3. Share It
Join the group board I will link below and then pin the pin you use each day onto that board, complete with your personal comment. You do not have to join the board to participate, but it will make it more fun for all of us to see each other's progress in the realm of Pinterest.

The Pinterest Challenge Board

I want to use Pinterest to better my life and inspire me in more ways that just glancing at an image. I want to take these pins in the Great Chasm of Forgotten Pins and bring them back to the surface of reality. If you feel the same way, join me in this Pinterest Challenge and let's transform the way that we use Pinterest!

Comment below if you are interested in participating in the challenge either now or some other time, because that is the great thing about the Pinterest Challenge, you can do it any time! And comment if you'd like to be invited to the Pinterest Challenge board.

Have a beautiful end of school year/beginning of summer

Princess Hannah

18 comments:

  1. *gasp* DO THEM? IS THAT AN ACTUAL POSSIBILITY?

    *sigh*, okay, here you go. What do you want the first child to be named? Wait, we don't have to do that? Well that's embarrassing...

    I'm in such a random mood I apologize xD

    Anyways, I'm definitely in! This sounds like a lot of fun! I'd love to be invited to the board. : ) I may have to do a blog post chronicling some of it as well!

    Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday, Hannah:)

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    1. I LOVE RANDOM MOODS!!!

      You were the first person that I invited!!! And I'd be HONORED if you did a post about it. I will do a couple as well.

      My Sunday was SO WONDERFUL THAT I CAN'T EVEN. there.

      But I finished Winter, and SHEILD's finale. Psalm 139. And there are cookies in the over and fruit in the fridge. It's a good day. I pray that you have had a spectacular Sunday as well!

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  2. This is a great idea!!! I actually have been working on my own scheme including using pinterest for more than just a time killer! :P I really want to do this as well. I have been doing it for a long time now - even working on a pallet bed!

    Count me in. :D I'd love to be invited!

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    1. Invite sent.

      SO EXCITED!!! And you get me. Pinterest can do more than we give it credit for. Let's do this!

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  3. Such a good idea! I don't go on Pinterest that much, so I'm not interested in pinning on the board, but it's a great idea! :)

    Allie D.
    www.alliesblogdesigns.blogspot.com
    www.friendlovesatalltimes.blogspot.com
    www.sincerelyallied.blogspot.com
    www.spreadingmyjoy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Allie!!! I have to say, I'm pretty happy about the idea myself!

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  4. Love this, Hannah!!! Can't wait to try it out. =)

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  5. HANNAH THIS IS AWESOME SFKJSAJDALSD *HYPERVENTILATES* seriously, DUDE. This is sososo needed because like how often do we all save pins for later and never do them?!? I like your ideas of starting small and doing things that don't require a lot of time. Because we're all such busy little watermelons. XD

    I mostly use Pinterest for visual storyboarding books, but I also have a food board in which there are so many things I want to maaaake. ALSO ALSO I should make a travel board because TRAVELLINGGGG and then when I actually go there, I really like the idea of changing the description to be your personal experience with the pin. :) This is such a fabulous idea, girl!! Super excited to see where it goes! <3

    *confetti and waffles because you're awesome ok*
    abbiee

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    1. YES!!! I think that we intimidate ourselves into thinking that to actually /do/ something on Pinterest means cutting off our pinky finger in the attempt. BUT WE CAN DO IT!

      And I need to go and stalk your boards. After, what of course, I do something from Pinterest!

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  6. OOOOHHHH THIS IS SUCH A GOOD IDEA. (btw, i'd love to join the board!)
    haha, yes, the great chasm of forgotten pins. HOW DID I NOT KNOW IT BEFORE?? so that's where all my pins went. huh. this is definitely gonna be a challenge for me i know, since i love to go on pinterest like a LOT just for the inspirational quotes and verses. maybe i'll try designing a quote for one of the days ;)
    Can't wait!

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    1. JUST INVITED YOU!!! Yes, the Chasm claims many a pin, and that's why we need this challenge!!! And yes, designing quotes is pretty fun! Just don't stress perfection.

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  7. This is a brilliant idea! And I know that Great Chasm of Forgotten Pins all to well.. :P Thanks for starting this movement, and inspiring me to actually do the things I pin. I'm a bit late to the party, but it'd be great to be a part of this, and join the board, if you don't mind. :)

    Also, I just followed, because I don't want to miss out on any more of your lovely posts!

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    1. I'M SO EXCITED THAT YOU ARE PART OF THIS MOVEMENT!!! It's going to be great fun, /doing/ all that we pin.

      And thankyouthankyouthankyou for following along on this journey of grace!

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  8. This is such a good idea! Haha, I'm thinking about pinning it! I actually have tried out quite a few of my pins (we're talking, like, ten or something), but not near as many as I've pinned in all! Yes please, I'd like to be added to the group board!

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    1. Let's do this!!! I just invited to to join in the epicness of actually doing the stuff that we pin!

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    2. Are we allowed to pin things to the board that we've done in the past?

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