Sunday, April 22, 2012

I don't Like Pinterest

There, I said it.  When I first heard about it, I didn’t really think it was something up my alley so it took me months to even check it out.  It wasn’t until I was in search of a new area rug and some artwork for the living room that I thought, ‘Hey, maybe this is what I can use Pinterest for.’  So, I added the few things I found at various online shopping sites to a Pinterest board I created.  Previously, these items were housed on my Amazon Wishlist (which worked perfectly fine for my purposes, by the way).  I browsed other people’s boards getting quite bored in the process.  I guess I really don’t care what craft projects others think might be fun.  I have repinned a few recipes, but the chances of me making them are slim (I did make one recipe but it didn't go over well).  I suppose if you are into crafts or love cooking or need inspirational ideas for things like a wedding it might make a lot of sense.  Or maybe I just need to follow people who have similar interests as me.  Cooking isn’t something I enjoy all that much and I like baking even less.  I don’t care to craft, and I don’t need to find projects to keep a 4 year old occupied.  Plus, my ‘to do’ list is long enough as it is.  Pinterest would just make me feel like my list is getting longer and longer each and every day.  Many of the projects that would interest me (redecorating the house or landscaping for example) require time and money I don’t have.  As if I don’t have enough pipedreams in my own head, now I am logging them to remind myself of the things I can’t have/will never be able to do?  Ha!  Why set myself up for failure?  I also don’t really like the idea of people knowing what I might be up to at any given time (I could make a whole post about Facebook ‘check-ins’ as well).  I’m not totally bashing Pinterest.  I can see how it can be useful to some people, but I’m just not one of those people.  I do have a feeling people spend more time browsing Pinterest and repining things than they actually do performing the projects they find there!  So, yeah, I’m perfectly happy doing Google searches if I’m looking for something and saving it to my Favorites/Bookmarks or my Amazon Wishlist.  In fact, I just googled "I hate Pinterest images" and found these:


  1. Chris,
    We often disagree. Actually, we always disagree. However, I completely agree with you on this post! While I have benefitted at times from good recipes that Becky has found on Pinterest, I still don't get the whole Pinterest thing.

  2. I can understand why you don't like it. You have very valid reasons. I don't use it as often as I had when I started, but I still enjoy it.

  3. I pinned this blog post on my "I hate Pinterest" board on Pinterest.