I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest.
Being an organization junkie, I love having an online bulletin board available to house things that I come across on the interwebs. Organizing, naming and keeping my boards tidy is fun for someone like me. It’s also a great way to procrastinate. Housework? Nah! I’m too busy pinning when the kids nap. I have friends who can spend hours upon hours searching and pinning. To be honest, it’s become more of a search engine for me than Google.
We live in a visual world and “5 ways to live a happier life” and “25 life hacks for mommies” is what feeds our need for quick knowledge and instant gratification.
Just think… what a boring life we would live if we weren’t all converting our pallets into wine racks and gardens. What about the environment? Think of all the extra waste that would go into the landfill if we weren’t all saving our wine corks to make magnets, key chains and photo frames. Pinterest does make the world a better place.
What I hate about Pinterest is that originality is now an endangered quality. For the creators out there who can relate… how many times have you done something that you thought was unique only to have someone ask you, “Did you see that on Pinterest?” or, “I have that one pinned too!”
Don’t get me wrong, great ideas should be shared and being a creative producer with a blog, my intention is just that. Being a-type I’m also an expert executor so much of what I photograph and share on my blog is Pinterest inspired. But tell me, do we really live in a world where originality has become extinct and we automatically assume that the food brought to your work potluck came off a Pinterest board?
Anywho, I’ll stop this rant now before I take it too far. Time to go and pin this post to my Pinterest account.
Check out my organized Pinterest boards here: https://www.pinterest.com/sarahbeebarah/11