Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pin Peeves


I heart Pinterest. Oh, but I do. In fact, I'd rather be on Pinterest than Facebook. Because, as you know,
And soon I'll start posting about my favorite pins. But I've finally gotten so tired of the same old problems on Pinterest I had to post about them. They are my "Pin peeves." This list is pretty short, because hey, I'm a pretty tolerant person when it comes to this kind of stuff. And because I know I've probably committed a few more than I've got listed here. Heh.

If you are on Pinterest, and I'm sure you are, and you see yourself committing one of these Pin sins (I just made that phrase up, by the way...aren't I clever?), please know I'm not judging, I'm educating. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Here we go...

1. (My MAIN pin peeve) - Pinners who don't check the pin before repinning (say that five times without spitting). Meaning the pin links to an entire blog, or flickr, or tumblr, or some other annoying thing. If you wonder why this is annoying, you don't pin, do you? Seriously, I get aggravated when I want to check something out, only to have to search for it on an entire blog. If I can't find it after a few seconds, I google it and usually come up with the correct post. I then pin it from there. Now, I still haven't mastered the art of Pinterettiquette. I don't know if I should tell the original pinner they've pinned something incorrectly or not. Most of the time I don't. I've already spent too much time finding the correct pin!

(Side note here: I JUST - as in seconds ago - clicked on a pin to have this very thing took me to a picture. No blog, not even a Flickr or whatever. These faulty pins make me want to go all "Oh-no-you-di'int!" on some poor, innocent person. And then when I pin it correctly {like I just did a second ago because thankfully the picture had a watermark on it} I want to be all, "THAT'S how you pin, baby! Booyah!" Ahem. Maybe I need a Pintervention. *snort*)

Moving on...

2. - Pinning a post that does not have the original tutorial, craft, or whatever. I click pins all the time that take me to a "best of" or "favorite pins" post, which makes me have to click on another post to find what I'm looking for. So, I do the same thing as in the first issue...I find the correct post, then pin that.

Here's 2.1 - Pinning something that's a copy from another pin, and the original pin (more importantly, the original crafter, chef, DIYer, etc.) doesn't get the credit. It's harder to catch these, but I've seen it done. Like when someone says, "I saw this on Pinterest and had to try it...." without acknowledging whoever had the original idea. Give credit where it's due! Put yourself in the original person's shoes.

And finally...

3. - Pins with cuss words in them. PEOPLE. PLEASE. I have seen so many hysterical pins ruined with a nasty word. I don't talk that way, and I sure don't want to read it (nor do I want my 12 year old looking over my shoulder and seeing it). As evidenced by Tim Hawkins, you can be funny as all get out and not use crude language (p.s. - 2:25 and forward are the laugh until you pee parts). I know this one will never be eradicated, but it's a pin peeve, so I had to put it on here.

See, I told y'all it was a short list. And I'm glad I finally vented. Next time someone peeves me on Pinterest, I'll just hop over here and read this and feel much better.




Anonymous said...

Please let me preface this with the fact that you have the right to your opinion and I agree with most of what you said. Some people find it funny and that is THEIR choice. Obviously, that choice is not yours. We have free speech, for the most part, in this country and I just don't understand why some find that objectionable. Just overlook those pins you find unacceptable due to speech. I am sure that your child will see you as an example and take your lead. I do have one question for you, do you consider the words frigging or fricking objectionable? I ask because my Christian in
laws find them objectionable and have told me that I am going to hell for using those words.

La Donna said...

Heather- you are so funny. I laughed out loud very hard while reading this post. AND what you said about the first part is VERY true and convicting. I have to admit I've fallen into that category of not looking at the pin bf putting it on my board. I did it thinking I'd look at the pin later, which I did, and it was totally NOT what I wanted. Urgh!!! I was completely kicking myself for that. Thank you for sharing this, and keep writing for yourself. This is a total HEATHER post.

La Donna said...

When I say pin, I mean link. I think you knew that, but I just want to be clear. :)

Heathahlee said...

Anonymous, as sad as I am that I offended you, I'm glad you felt free to share your opinion. And that's what I was doing here, just giving my peeves. I didn't intend on offending anyone. Yes, we have free speech, and yes, I can ignore the ones that I find objectionable, which I have to do, even the ones that I think are stinking hilarious. It just makes me sad that those pins can't be shared with everyone.

As for what your in-laws have told you, with all due respect to them, they are wrong. No words, not even the worst cuss word or horrible language, can send you to hell. We're all dependent on the grace of God through His Son Jesus. ALL of us, me included. What I would love for you would be to find a church (yes, I said church - they're not all full of hypocrites, I promise) that speaks the truth in love. If you were in the Memphis area I'd tell you where a few are.

Thank you for showing me that how even when I don't mean to offend, I need to be careful how I word things.

Heathahlee said...

LaDonna, I knew what you meant. ;) And I'm sure I still have pins I pinned early on when I first got on Pinterest that I haven't checked to make sure they link to what I want them to.

I'm glad I made you laugh! :)

Anonymous said...


You did not offend me at all. This is YOUR blog and you can have all the opinions you want. I really enjoy reading your blog. I was just stating (not very well) that I do not understand how some find curse words offensive and I apologize if I offended you with my words. It truly was not my intent. Take care.


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I've never seen a curse word on a pin. I do find pins that just go to blog or tumblr - especially tumblr because they can have a gazillion photos very annoying. When I use pinterest photos for a blog post I often have to spend way too much time trying to find the original source. Which isn't fair to the original source!