Wednesday, March 14, 2012

To Follow or Not to Follow?

That is the question. Well, that a couple other questions I have at the end of the post.

I like to access my accounts every once in a while and do a little house-cleaning. You know, delete some bloggers that haven't posted in year, people I once thought were interesting on Twitter, update my Goodreads account, update the pages I like on Facebook, etc.

Tonight I've been cleaning up my Pinterest boards. When I first starting pinning, I just had very generic, catch-all categories. Now, I've defined my boards a little better and deleted things that are no longer of interest to me or pins I must have really liked because I had them on the same board 5 or 6 times! As I was cleaning up, I realized I never, ever go on anyone else's profile and look at their pins. It was a very weird revelation. I have absolutely no desire to check out other people's boards. If I follow someone's boards and their pins pop up on my home page, yes, I'll re-pin. But I don't ever specifically go to their profiles to see how they've categorized things or what they've named their boards or anything else for that matter. Even though I'm of the mind that once you put something on the Internet it's no longer private, I do feel that Pinterest boards are personal. While I may appreciate the photo you've pinned, I don't want to know or need to know why you've pinned it or under what category.

I also discovered that I don't like to comment or put a lengthy description on my pins. I usually try to keep it brief and put a punctuation mark or something very random in the comment section. What that particular pin means to me and what it means to someone else re-pinning it at a later date and time are usually two very different things.

While I was cleaning up my Pinterest boards, I also realized a few things about myself and a few other things were just reiterated: I love to read. I am not a fan of mid-century or modern furniture. I am a romantic at heart. I have a wicked sense of humor. I love to travel. I love to take naps (preferably outside with a good book nearby). I like the beach (preferably with a good book nearby). I also love autumn. I also love winter. I love bathtubs (preferably outside with a good book nearby). Bracelets, shoes and handbags are my weakness. I have no idea who "Dr. Who" is or what's up with that blue telephone booth. I don't like to cook. At all.

How are you using Pinterest? For the recipes? For the outfit ideas? Home design inspiration? Does anyone else feel that Pinterest is "feminine" and it's weird when a guy has a Pinterest board??


Emily said...

We sound like complete Pinterest twins... I'm the same way, my boards have become more defined & you would never find a really modern look in my house :)

Unknown said...

I don't really look at specific people's boards but I will search for a topic and look at those pins.

And yes, 100% with ya that it's strange when a guy has boards!

I pin recipes and food... although I don't know why because I know I'll never get around to making them haha. I also love pinning things for my future. So when I FINALLY get married or FINALLY buy a house or FINALLY have kids :)

Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2011 • All Rights Reserved