On the seriously popular app Pinterest, we can all be an artist. Or a cook. Pinterest allows egalitarian sharing of crafty creations and web sites with absolutely anyone. This how-to-DIY-guide of the social networking world is changing creative expressions of thousands of people.
Pinterest is a potential shopping mall of the future. Amazingly unique and exotic gifts can be found on the site and ordered by price. Why wander around the shopping mall in search of something different when we can buy it at the click of a button? When we don't want to wait around for an auction on Ebay, there's always this collection of references to bargain sites.
This R2D2 bin was sold on Etsy (& so was its image above) after some free advertisement on Pinterest.
The DIY world is another reason to join the crowd at Pinterest. I took a bit of getting used to the technology (I'm getting old fashioned), but you just click on the picture and the referenced web page will appear.
It is time to dramatically change how I live my life. Some dangerous habbits have developed and they must stop. I have been eating anything I wanted for some time now. It wasn't easy to realise I have reached 74.5 kilos. This means I gained 10 kilos in the past few years. It also means I can't actually fit into the dress from this picture above. It's a size 12. This is not ok. This is not a body image issue. I would be happy to be curvy and healthy. But there is nothing healthy about my current habits. I am not saying this to whine, but it is to hold myself to the goals. The public accountability of this blog post will be a motivation to get better.
The change is possible because it has been done before. What was done differently in the past? It's the obvious rules we have been told since childhood. These rules sadly got tossed aside as life became busy.
A couple of years ago, my morning routine included a 5 km walk around the area in 50 minutes. This may not be…
I have found myself slightly overtaken lately by a need to edit. Again. And again. You see, I always want to find the balance between what I think and what people want to hear. That's definitely not easy when evaluating or commenting on pretty much anything.
The luxury of blogging is that it's easy to change writing after it's published. Who knows if that's right or not. I could keep the post as a draft for just that little bit longer and re-read it again. And again. But I'm never at the point where I feel it is deemed fit for public consumption. So sometimes I click publish and just feel the urge to polish an already published post.
Most of us do similar internal editing when working on almost anything. We wonder what we could have done differently. We evaluate and critique our own work so much more than anyone else would.
So whatever I throw something out into the blogosphere, it's a way to observe a wonderful flawed world with as much balance as poss…