Ok. I’ve been on Pinterest for a while now, and I love it. I really do. I’m a huge fan of lists and collages – and Pinterest is a perfect combination of the two. I can create a board about a subject that intrigues me or that I want inspiration on. For me these range for boards dedicated to vintage photos of performing animals to boards where I can pin photos for hairstyle inspiration. I also have a board to pin ideas for crafts I’d like to one day tackle. Before Pinterest I used to keep an excel spreadsheet with links to various blog posts I wanted to remember for later. Really. I’m that kind of person. But I was able to ditch that once I transferred all the links (with photos) to the various boards on Pinterest they applied to.
And I’m ok using Pinterest for social networking. It was fine when I only had like two friends I knew on the site, so I was able to look at all their items and comment or repin as I liked – but once I tried hooking it up to my Facebook…a lot of random people (my husband’s distant relatives, people I went to elementary school with, former employees and employers…) wanted to follow my boards. Um, these are my boards. Mine. I don’t want a bunch of people I kind of but barely know following a board I made to post ideas for a bedroom facelift. That’s a little too close to home…. Maybe it’s just my opinion, but shouldn’t you just follow boards of people who are going to pin things that are relevant to your interests? And maybe a handful of good friends that you might want to comment on or “like’ as the case may be.
So I don’t follow a lot of people back. Sorry. It’s not you, it’s just that I don’t need to have my Pinterest feed clogged with pins about your interests that I’m not interested in. (Big sorry to all the school teachers in my life – but I don’t care about classroom activities.) And it seems that with the sudden influx in users I’ve seen over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed an increasing decline in the quality of pins and pin etiquette. According to Pinterest these are the top three rules for pin etiquette….And three of my biggest pet peeves when they are broken.
Pinterest is a community of people. We know that tastes are personal, but be respectful in your comments and conversations.Credit Your Sources
Pins are the most useful when they have links back to the original source. If you notice that a pin is not sourced correctly, leave a comment so the original pinner can update the source. Finding the original source is always preferable to a secondary source such as Google Image Search or a blog entry.
Avoid Self Promotion
Pinterest is designed to curate and share things you love. If there is a photo or project you’re proud of, pin away! However, try not to use Pinterest purely as a tool for self-promotion.
And no one’s perfect. I’m sure I’m guilty of these from time to time. Hell, I have a tumblr dedicated to calling you out on your pin fails. But I mean, aside from playing the etiquette police and trolling Pinterest to report offenders, there’s really not much I can think of doing to change the way people pin. So you guys keep doing stupid things, and I’ll keep posting them here.
Hey kids, it’s that time again!
(What time is it, Mighty Pinfailer?)
Time for pin-roulette! You play by visiting a site, pinning whatever picture shows up on the page onto a random board, and giving it a weird description, so that people won’t know what the heck it is you were talking about!
The part of me that works with developers every day is like “Man, I can totally get it, even if I am OCD about labeling things and had a color coded system for mine.” The part of me that’s interviewed developers is like “AHAHAHAHAHAHA, I hope that whoever gets his resume next sees this when they Google him.”
…why? Doesn’t crying make you feel better? I know your face gets all gross and mushed up, but I always feel WAY better after a good weepfest. Just me?
Am I right when I see only one set of quotation marks, too? Or does the message continue where I can’t see it? Like “I wish I hadn’t cried when you accidentally kneed me in the junk that time we made out.” Or “I wish I hadn’t cried when you told me I had to help you move.”
Also, why did you write this inside a tea cup? Are you poisoning the person that made you cry? Is this Arsenic and Old Lace?
I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS.
(Also, I’ll admit I wanted to post this mostly so I could put this video in a post.)
Pinterest is not Rent.com. Say it with me, people.
Not sure if racist or trolling…
Just a couple of buttons, I promise:
Pin early, pin often. I’m gonna go get some wine.
Just because you can make something, doesn’t mean you should… There are some crafts better left uncrafted. -SS
I see your fishing bride cake topper and raise you one vampire? bride dragging dead husband….
I’m just….I’m gonna leave this right here and wait until my partner in Pin-crimes sees it. I wonder if I’ll be able to hear her rage from here?