Do I like Pinterest? Sure, I like Pinterest. I visit Pinterest every day. I have several different boards of my own. (In fact, if you click the Pinterest button on The Jason Show sidebar, you'll be instantly transported there.) I think most Pinterest users agree that there is something highly reinforcing about pinning something to one of your boards that you like, something with which you identify and has meaning for you.
But shall we be honest? Sometimes I see things on Pinterest that make me think, "Oh my god that is so ugly." Or, "How cheesy and not in a good way!" On top of that, it seems like people make stuff up just for the sake of putting it on Pinterest, not for the value that it has in and of itself. Some of the sayings that show up just make me a little crazy. Things not unlike, "Concrete is so useful," followed with a comment that says love or yes. "I love breathing air. It's the best." Comment: gotta have this.
Okay, okay, not so extreme but I think if you're a Pinterest user you might get what I mean. Or is it just me?
Then there are the fads. The ones that you just get so tired of seeing. I loved the first few KEEP CALM posters, but after a while you just want to punch a hole right through them. And for goodness sake, enough with all of the scarves already! I like scarves as much as the next guy (or gal) but give it a rest! And I swear if I see one more cute little Elf on the Shelf idea I just might hurl my computer across the room.
Several times I have started new boards called Yuck, No Way, or Oh No. I've gotten a kick out of repinning some of these things of which I speak to my these categories, but then I quickly delete the category because, well, how rude is that?
The internet (and the world) are mean enough places as it is. As one who expects tolerance, how can I be intolerant of such simple things as hideous sweaters from Etsy or bathroom remodels that look like they were done out of the garbage dump?
But still. . .I can privately roll my eyes, right? I'm still entitled to my opinion, right?