Tuesday, December 6

I don't like your stupid face, Pinterest.

Way back in March, I wrote a post extolling the virtues of tumblr.

Tumblr is easy. Tumblr is pretty. Tumblr is nice.

Tumblr is so great, in fact, I have two of them:

The Things I Love
and
#DestructoTot Strikes


And then the new It thing came along. Pinterest. What a dumb name.

I don't know exactly what I have against Pinterest, but a text from my friend Audreya might hold a clue:
And don't be all hipster "I'm going to actively try to dislike this because of how much everyone else likes it."
Whatever. Except, our whole textual conversation was just me yelling at her in all caps things like, "I DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS CRAP." and "THIS IS STUPID AND DUMB." To which she replied:
"Take off your black framed glasses and stop being a hipster."
What. ever.
It's not that I'm a hipster, it's more than I'm a grumpy old lady and I don't like new things.
At first.

I mean, I didn't really even like my second kid at first. She screamed a lot.


So far, all I can tell is that Pinterest is a bunch of pictures of pretty crap and sappy inspiring words in swirly fonts and food that will make me happy chubbier and DIY crafty things I probably can't replicate, even if I fool myself into thinking I can.

Basically, it's a wonderland of a time suck.
I want to want to like Pinterest, really I do. So many of my friends across the internets have great big ooey gooey hearts for pinning.

THERE ARE JUST SO MANY THINGS TO SEE AND PUT ONTO THE PROPER BOARDS AND I DON'T REALLY GET IT AT ALL.

Sorry about the all caps again.

Luckily, Audreya created a Pinterest How-To for me for the internet at large.

I'm going to read it again and try to figure it all out.

You can follow me, or look at my pins, or whatever you people do there.

Although I still think it's a bunch of crap.*











*check back in 4-6 days for a follow-up "I'm totally Pinteresting!" post, wherein I gush about the awesome-itude of Pinterest. Sigh. 

4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, you're a flannel shirt and a couple more complaints away from changing your name to Wren.

    But seriously, it's overwhelming at first but then it's cool. Just wait for it. Try the humor filter first if "Everything" is too chaotic.

    And thanks for the shout out about our shouting convo. :-)

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  2. Oh, and I see you left out the part where you likened me to a famous moustached dicator. Yeah, that's right. I spell it with a "u". Because I'm all "Meh. American spellings are so mainstream. They are not my favourite."

    PS: Maybe I'll start a Tumblr. Called "Why Savannah is a closet hipster".

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  3. OMG Audreya the Wren part made laugh! Well, both of you make me laugh, actually. I have a Pinterest account and the one time I've been on I was on for one hour too long.

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  4. I don't know who you are but I love you. Pinterest can suck it.

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