I can’t browse through Pinterest anymore because it makes me feel bad about myself.
According to some pins (see below), I have a nasty mom habit, I’m blogging wrong, pinning wrong, writing characters wrong, my Pinterest strategy isn’t working, I’m sabotaging my hair and skin, my blog is mediocre… and this one really bugs me: “5 Reasons I Didn’t Read your Blog Post.” It’s all so accusatory!
Who wants to feel dissed by social media?
I first created a Pinterest account to have a place to save ideas when I was redesigning my kitchen, and later, for a family room. Then I collected visuals I created using quotes from In the Context of Love, character sketches, and inspiration for my novel. Soon I was pinning things on sewing, crafting, cooking, corgis, women’s issues, and whatever else inspires me.
But I no longer browse Pinterest because it’s a Debbie Downer exercise. I search for something particular, and that’s it.
Are you on Pinterest? How do you use it? Do you browse? Why or why not?
Linda K. Sienkiewicz is the author of the award-winning novel In the Context of Love, a story about one woman’s need to tell the truth without shame.
2016 Sarton Women’s Fiction Finalist
2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist
2016 Readers’ Favorite Finalist
2016 USA Book News Best Book Finalist
2015 Great Midwest Book Fest Honorable Mention.
“…at once a love story, a cautionary tale, and an inspirational journey.” ~ Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of National Book Award Finalist, American Salvage, and critically acclaimed Once Upon a River,and Mothers, Tell Your Daughters