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.