Pinterest? Meh. Or Is It Just Me?

Pinterest? Meh. Or Is It Just Me?

A Facebook friend asked for opinions about Pinterest the other day. My comment was “Meh.” Yes, I have pinboards and I do post things and sometimes peruse others’ pins, but it hasn’t captured my attention as much as it has some of my friends’.

It’s interesting if you’re feeling crafty, looking for new recipes or thinking of remodeling your house; none of which I’m into right now. Much of the content seems to be a little inbred; the easiest way to contribute is to repin or reshare something a friend has shared. This means that I see most things several times over, which can get a little tiresome.

Perhaps it’s an age thing — my college sophomore decorated her entire bedroom with Pinterest ideas. And it’s fabulous.

So maybe it’s just me.

Pinterest

Is is just me? Do you pin?

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By | 2015-08-11T23:44:59+00:00 February 14, 2012|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

2 Comments

  1. Bloggoneit February 15, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Phew, I’m not the only one. I don’t “get” Pinterest and people who are addicted to it, don’t get me. I, too, have boards and things pinned but I rarely visit them. I walk around scratching my head wondering WHY I don’t get it. Am I broken? Is it like Twitter where I didn’t get that at the beginning, or ???

    Don’t know what the answer is, but I do know that after I post this comment I am not going to Pinterest.

    • beth g sanders February 15, 2012 at 9:35 am - Reply

      Thanks for your comment.

      Funny you should mention Twitter – I started there in 2007. Tried it twice before it actually stuck! But at least for me, it’s different than with Twitter. Twitter at the time was breaking new ground, creating an entire new platform and changing the way we communicate online. I have a much better understanding of social media than I did in ’07 – and get paid to do it – but Pinterest just doesn’t hold that fascination.

      Like you, I like it just fine and (judging from my pins in the sidebar) I participate – but I could honestly take it or leave it.

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