You've started your account, began customizing your boards, and now you spend most
of your nights with Pinsomnia. Before you go overboard (or even if
you already have), see if you fall into one of these Pinner
The I-Pin-Without-Ceasing Pinner
Your list of followers grows by the day and you find yourself
searching more pins by the hour. If you haven't pinned something
within the past 10 minutes, then you're probably either in the
bathroom or dead. You have more boards than clothes in your
wardrobe and you've planned every party from your wedding shower to
your grandchild's first birthday. You have hit "Pin It!" more than
you've blinked in the past 60 minutes and Repin is now a regular
part of your daily life's vocabulary.
The I-Pin-Everything-You-Do Pinner
You've managed to start following quite a few fabulous people on
Pinterest. You know - those creative types who not only repin
fabulous things, but also recreate those exact same pins in their
spare time. You, on the hand, in your spare time? You repin all of
their fabulous things and dream about recreating those ideas, but
never do. (Ahem…raises hand) My fantastically creative cousin (yes,
you, Sera!) has recently acquired a home and will surely create an
entire home fit for Pinterest! She also happens to be the usual
pinner I pine after.
These people are particularly painful, especially because I
usually also follow them via Twitter and Facebook. They pin, repin,
and comment on pins incessantly. But, even after adding their pin
to a particular board, they also show you the exact same pin in
every other different social media they own - Twitter, Facebook,
and so on. Now I don't mean the occasional repost, but when my
entire feed is lit up with things you've just pinned in the last
hour? We have a problem.
Rules of Etiquette
Although I am quite sure the list is endless, here are just a
few helpful tips on how to make your Pinterest experience less of a
burden on others.
What are your biggest Pinterest faux pas that you see other
Pinners committing? We'd love to hear from you! You can also follow
me on Pinterest here or Chicago Parent here.
See more of Samantha's stories here.
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