Pinterest is hard, you guys. Seriously.
Pinterest is hard if you don’t know what it’s for.
Beyond that, though, I’m not sure what to DO with it. I mean, is there a thing I’m supposed to be doing besides organizing images I like into self-assigned categories?
Or… is that it?
I’m not being facetious here, you guys. I’m ALL FOR REALZ. Help me.
Pinterest is hard if you aren’t a visually creative person.
I read somewhere that a successful Pinterest account will have at least twelve boards. For the longest time I only had FIVE boards.
Five, you guys.
And then I recently added a sixth board because I realized some of my nerdy things couldn’t go into my Doctor Who board, since they weren’t Doctor Who-ish types of things, but nor could they specifically go into my Happy board since they weren’t specifically Motivational, even though, YES, they did make me happy.
You forced this upon me, you guys. Don’t balk at my methods.
So now I have SIX boards. Which, after consulting the maths, means I’m likewise MISSING six boards. WTF, you guys? How much more Pinterest can there even be?
My point here is this: What other types of boards should I have? I have seen what kinds of boards other people have, but they don’t really interest me. Things like recipes, hair styles, clothing, home décor… Mind you, I don’t particularly have issue with those boards, but they just aren’t ME.
I don’t even look at other people’s girly shit, so why would I make my own girly shit board? See what I’m saying?
This gets into yet another problem.
Pinterest is hard if you don’t give a shit about other people’s boards.
I read somewhere that you are supposed to pin items for your audience as opposed for yourself. But… I’m not aware that I even HAVE a Pinterest audience! Moreover, if I am gearing my material toward anyone, my target is someone like ME. My whole purpose in blogging is to get shit off my mind and to find my kind of people — my tribe — my clique — my mates.
So I’m thinking, if you don’t like my pins, fuck off.
But, you know, I mean that in as polite a way as possible.
Here are the boards I currently have:
So tell me:
What boards am I missing? And don’t give me some bullshit like Confederate flags!
Wait. I’m not done.
I started to hit “save” and walk away, but then I remembered something. I might start a board for fracking. ANTI-fracking, in case you weren’t sure which way I fell.
Or maybe I’ll start a Liberal board, and it can have anti-fracking, pro-choice, minority rights stuff. Only instead of calling it my Liberal board, I will call it my World 4 Realz board. Because in the World 4 Realz this shit isn’t even stuff we’d argue over. I’m right, period, the end.
Oh. And since I have a celebrity boyfriend board, maybe I should start a celebrity girlfriend board for my hubz. It could consist of Natalie Portman images. I know he likes her. Even as Amadala.
See what I mean, you guys?
I’m no good at this.
Pinterest is hard when you’re me.
Clearly I need to read more posts like this one:
He has some great tips for people who know what they’re going.
And even for people who DON’T know what they’re doing.
Case in point.