So I totally wish that Pinterest was all happy crafts and delicious recipes. Don’t you? And the more I’ve used this super-popular social media in these 30 Days, the more I’ve come across things that drive me bananas. While I can be sure that Pinterest is a super fab collection of useful and beautiful things it’s also glitch heaven.
And the error messages. Don’t even get me started!
Maybe it comes with being so new. Maybe it comes with being so communal. But I’m not alone in my Pinterest-inspired frustration. I got some of my very favorite online friends to tell me what their their Pinterest Pet Peeves are. Here are the highlights (or maybe I should say the lowlights.)
Jess of Chaos and Love
Improperly linked pins, because that makes me want to pull my hair out. Or pins from tumblr where it doesn’t actually like to the photo in the pin.
Natalie of NatalieChiles.com
Editing boards! I did something where I cleaned up my Pintereset boards and it was cool, but my takeaway was that it’s a total pain in the ass to move a pin.
Wendy of Wendy-Nielsen.com
I really can’t stand when someone has pinned a photo that links to their blog but the photo doesn’t belong to them. Then I have to poke around more to find the original source. Or pins that lead to just a photo. HATE THAT!
Jackie of With Just a Bit of Magic
Pins that go nowhere! It’s annoying especially when it’s a really good sounding recipe.
Kristin of Meringue Bake Shop
I hate when I see something interesting, I click, and it takes me to the main blog url. So then I have to search the site to find what I’m looking for. I also HATE pins that link to those loser pin curated sites so that traffic isn’t going directly to the pin owner. And there is no way to report this! I also hate when people don’t update the description when the description has been written in the first person. And then I comment on the pin and ask a question about it, and the person who pinned goes, “Oh I havent made this yet.” BLARG!!! I also hate pins with terrible descriptions or when people just do a “.” because they dont want to write a couple words about what they are pinning.
Hatton at Fresh Mom
I’m checking out pretty crafts, recipes, organization ideas, and fashion tips when a bikini photo captioned “dream body” creeps onto my screen — I’m looking for creative inspiration not swimsuit models!
So tell me, what drives you nuts about Pinterest?