13 signs you spend too much time on Pinterest

If any of these sound familiar, it may be a good idea to log off the site and step away from your computer.

Pinterest is the latest social media craze. It’s especially popular with women between the ages of 18-45. Here are 13 signs that you may be a little too obsessed with the pinning site.

1. You pin at least a half dozen recipes daily, but you can’t remember the last time you cooked a real meal.

2. You’re single, but have at least 100 wedding-related pins.

3. You look aimlessly for the “scroll to top” button on Facebook.

4. You have pinned or re-pinned at least a half dozen photos of Ryan Gosling. (Side note: He’s not that cute, people.)

5. You are so obsessed with creating the “picture-perfect house” on Pinterest that you can’t remember the last time you cleaned your real house.

6. Two words: electronic hoarder.

7. You spend more time pinning to your weight loss inspiration board(s) than actually working out.

8. Every time you see a cool photo anywhere, you think, “To pin or not to pin.”

9. You can recite at least 50 different memes and SomeECards without hesitation.

10. You have an entire board or boards for exotic/tropical drinks recipes. But the most creative drink you’ve ever made was pouring a glass of wine.

11. Your perfect Friday night: A bottle of your favorite wine and hours upon hours to get lost on Pinterest.

12. When anyone asks what to get for your birthday, anniversary or special occasion, you direct them to your Pinterest board (with no less than 20 items) without hesitation.

13. Pinterest = your happy place. You flee there to escape reality, responsibilities and all that pesky drama on Facebook.

Jessica Malnik is a PR/marketing coordinator, social media specialist and videographer. She writes on her personal blog, where a version of this article originally ran. This article first appeared on Ragan.com in April 2011.


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