It’s kind of a BFD lately, but I’m not really feeling it.
I’ve already got Twitter and, reluctantly, Facebook. Those take up enough of my free time. Unless I want social media to take over my entire existence, I’ve got to put a time limit on my involvement.
In my precious social media time, Pinterest does not reign supreme. Not that my friends haven’t tried. I’ve gotten more than one invite to join, but I’ve got a laundry list of reasons to stay away.
- I wear my hair two ways – down (straight) and in a pony tail. Every once in a while, I jazz things up with bobby pins and braids. I’ve seen the hairstyles people are pinning and honestly, they do nothing but make me feel inadequate. I know myself well enough to realize that I can pin as many pretty updos as I want – it’s not going to happen.
- Lots of people pin pictures of pretty beaches and ideal vacation spots. I don’t need to look at their vacation dreamspots – I’ve got my own vacation pics to look at. My desktop background is usually a picture from India or Scotland, reminding me of places I’ve really been. I don’t need to get bitter about unrealistic beach vacations I’ll never take.
- I don’t garden.
- The beautiful home decor pins drive home the all-too-real fact that I have no disposable income.
Like all social media trends, I might cave someday, but for now, I don’t think Pinterest is for me.