Things that annoy me about Pinterest, #152

Pinners who I have followed who proceed to flood my home view with 25 variations of the same thing in a matter of minutes, pushing out pins by more thoughtful pinners who post fewer but higher quality pins.

Girl! I know you’re excited about this stuff, but there are limits as to how many items of glittery craft items, beaded bracelets or flimsy dresses I want to see in a day. I know you want to populate your board as quickly as possible, but sometimes less is more. Pinterest is all about sharing. Let’s not overshare. Flood your private boards instead or at least flood with variety – not the same dress in 10 different colours or 52 photos of Johnny Depp’s face from every possible angle.

This is my main reason for unfollowing boards and not participating in group boards.

Lest you think I’m being unfair: I know well of what I speak. You see, I used to be that pinner myself, and then I followed a board by someone who thought nothing of pinning 50 pins a day of charming old books. Lots of good stuff from others got lost in the flood. Fortunately she calmed down somewhat, and in the end I didn’t have to unfollow her book board, but it was a close call. I wish I could say the same about the India group board and the beading group board.

2 comments on “Things that annoy me about Pinterest, #152

  1. So true! And what about when a pinner obviously likes your pins and proceeds to pin your entire board without following you or your board or ‘liking’ any of your pins.
    Oooohhh … and what about a pinner who likes your pins – you can tell they do because you’ll see the same image pinned a few minutes later – but they haven’t repinned your pinned image. Oh no! They’ve tracked down the source and pinned it fresh from the site.
    Annoys the shit out of me!

    • Very true, although when I discover that their pin is for a blog in general and not a specific blog post, I always pin straight from the source post so I can find it later.

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