I really like Pinterest.
It's an endless source of inspiration for anything, and while my wallet disagrees (it does makes me buy a little more), it also helps me reinvent my style with things I already have in my closet. However, I have noticed that some people do not fully understand how to use that awesome inspirational tool. I even created a board to pin all those "annoying" posts. Here is a few of my (least) favorite pins. Of course, I had to repin them so my name sits under, but the words are those of the original pinner. My apologies to those who read this and ever did one of those "mistakes" on Pinterest. Please don't take it personnaly, this is just for humor purposes. Obviously, this is my own opinion and I don't possess the truth about Pinterest.
1. People who use Pinterest like it's Facebook:
Ok this one is really obvious. Unless your husband is David Beckham, please don't post a picture of him on Pinterest. Pinterest = Pin + Interest. I would be surprised if random people became so Pinterested in your husband.
2. People who don't pin in the right category:
(See bottom left pin; this is in the Women's Fashion category). This one is definitely not the worst. It even happened to me a couple of times, but when I noticed, I edited the pin to put it in the right category. It's just really annoying when you're trying to get some fashion inspiration and all you get is Halloween pumpkins and kale salads.
3. People who pin things they don't really like:
Please. There are more than enough pins on Pinterest for you to pin a pair of black pumps that you actually like. The spikes DEFINE those shoes. If you don't like the essence of a pin, don't repin!
4. People who pin things that are undoubtedly a scam:
Those Ray-Bans are obviously fake. They look like they come from the dollar store. And there are many, many cheap choices that look better. Plus, the link doesn't even work. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
5. People who pin things they don't really agree with:
This is similar to #3 but even more obvious. If you agree with only one word out of three, then you disagree. Don't pollute!
6. People who try to get their boyfriends to propose by Pinterest or leave hints:
Nothing more to say. If you want to show something to someone, send the pin to the person. You can't tag people in pins, it's not Facebook.
7. People who don't know what they're talking about:
This one might surprise a few people. Breaking news! Chambray is not denim! This is the mistake I see the most (mistaking denim for chambray), but I've seen others: Mistaking tortoise for leopard, houndstooth for plaid or even for tweed!
If you want to know more about the difference between plaid and denim, read this:
8. People who are just plain ridiculous:
This one actually regroups 2-3 different Pinterest no-nos! #6, #3 and #5. And also... why? Just...why?
But don't worry. If you have been doing some of those annoying pins, I don't hate you. It actually makes me laugh, so it's positive! I still feel like some advice needs to be shared for proper use of Pinterest (if you don't want to look lame):
1- Pin only what you really like (if you only like the color of the eyeshadow out of the whole look posted, don't pin).
2- Send pins to people if you want to show them something.
3- Don't tell the world about your life on Pinterest. We don't want to know this is your dream bikini for when you finally lose those those lingering 15 pounds.
4- If you pin in the wrong category, please correct your mistake.
5- Verify your pins. Don't repin links to shady websites or bad pictures.
6- If you wan't to pin something really ridiculous, you can use a secret board!
7- And again, Pinterest is not Facebook.
8- Nor Twitter.
9- Nor Instagram.
10- Fill free to repin any of my pins!
What do you think? Do you find these things annoying? What do you like about Pinterest? What do you dislike?