22 October 2014

I don't get it.

I'll be doing another Q&A tomorrow!  Send in your questions/topics.

Ok, now let me ask you a serious question.  I've been wondering about this certain phenomenon for a while now, and I just  can't figure it out.  People love it.  They say they even become addicted to it.  They get ideas from it.  And I just don't get what all the hype is about.  Someone please enlighten me!!


Why is there such a fuss about Pinterest??  I have an account.  I've used it maaaaaybe twice in the 3 years since I've had it.  And both times I was like, meh.

So, any of you out there who are hardcore Pinterest fans, please tell me why.  I do not understand why Pinterest is different (or better than) Google.  Why do I need them both?  I can Google "cutesy Halloween decorations that will make my friends jealous" just as easily (or more easily) than I could search it on Pinterest.  But then with Google I click the link and I'm there.  With Pinterest I click the picture 5 billion times and still don't end up at the original website.  I know I can pin certain pictures to different boards to organize them...but that seems like an online hoarding disaster waiting to happen.

I am obviously doing this incorrectly.  There has to be SOMETHING cool about it if everyone and their mom is obsessed with Pinteresting.  Pinteresting must be interesting. Somehow.  Right?

I am eagerly awaiting your mind blowing insight.  Thank you in advance.

The Pinterest Challenged


Kristina Stucki said...

I tried to leave a comment on this from my phone earlier and it didn't work. Hello testing helloooo

katie said...

I don't get it either. I abhor finding pinterest links in my google searches.

Nikki (Have Joy) said...

@Kristina--worked that time!

@Katie--I'm glad I'm not the only one! I just feel like I must be missing some secret part of it that makes everyone love it! haha.

Tressa said...

Boo! My last post disappeared! Oh well. I actually go back to my organized post ideas, even if I have a whole hoarded section on desserts I'll never make. I always go back to art ideas for kids. It's also fun to see what my friends, who often have similar interests, are pinning. It makes me realize all the things I never knew I wanted to create;) I also like my searches being saved. And I like searching w/o inappropriate pictures popping up like Google often does.

Tressa said...

Oh and it's helpful to stay in style when I see the cute clothes pictures my cute 20 something friends are posting.

Nikki (Have Joy) said...

@Tressa-- Thanks for the tips! I think I just need to familiarize myself with it. Right now it just seems overwhelming and like a glorified version of Google.

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