Pinterest, Ugh! or Why I Hate Pinterest!

Published December 1, 2013 by krystal

Yesterday evening, I posted this on my Facebook.  I even tagged my husband because of how furious I was at the concept of Pinterest!  I had an overwhelming ONE like.  That overwhelming one?  It was my husband, Joey, who was sitting right next to me in the car when I made the meme.  Joey said that our friends must all be those lazy copy cats.  That made me laugh a little, and I almost felt a little okay with the situation.

Allow me to walk you through the events.  On October 7, we found out that our baby would be a little girl.  The very next day, we threw together a fun little scavenger hunt where my parents and my brother’s family ran through and around the house searching for clues that would eventually lead them to the final hiding spot, which held a scratch off ticket revealing the gender.  The idea of the scratch off came from this joke between my dad and me.  The idea of having a scavenger hunt stemmed from the fact that bow hunting season had just started.  The clues for the game were also made up by me.  Everyone had an awesome time and loved the hunt!

The final clue, leading the hunters to the two cabinets above the stove.

The final clue for Joey’s family, leading the hunters to the two cabinets above the stove.

We decided to do the same thing for Joey’s family on Thanksgiving, but since I had longer to plan it, the clue cards were much cuter, new clues were added, and there were much more of them.  Several of the clues at our house were specific for us or our house, so we had to make them a little more general to fit in my in laws house.

These were considerably nicer than the plain black and white ones used for the party in Arkansas.  Needless to say, I saved them all for our little girl’s scrapbook.  One day, she’ll love to see them and hear the stories from her gender reveal parties!

It’s not like it took forever, but it did take the better part of an evening to think up the clues and then choose the style for the cards.  Of course, it was also important to make sure the cards had the correct flow, otherwise, the hunters might get stuck in the bathroom and not know where to go next!

The final clues, as they were hidden above the stove.

The scratch off cards, as they were hidden above the stove.

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Joey’s mom took pictures of the clues and the final scratch off announcing that we’re having a girl.  She couldn’t contain her excitement and showed the pictures to half the county.  I guess she showed this snobby girl who graduated with Joey.  Her response to my MIL?  “Well, somebody’s been on Pinterest.”  Seriously?  Did I really just spend an entire evening using my own ideas and creativity just to have my originality reduced to a Pin?  I did not click “download” and “print” off Pinterest.  No, each and every clue was well thought out and typed up by ME.

Now, I’m not saying that I’m the first person ever to have a scavenger hunt, nor am I saying that I’m the first to reveal my baby’s gender with a scratch off card.  I might be one of the first to combine the two…  Whatever.  IDC.  Just give me a little credit for my time and hard work!  If I did snatch something off Pinterest, I’d totally admit it, but I certainly could not see myself creating an entire party from a Pin.

Ugh.  Until next time, Happy Pinning!

5 comments on “Pinterest, Ugh! or Why I Hate Pinterest!

  • It takes time for pins to take off. I have had pins do nothing for weeks then suddenly have 300 repins in a day. Also, look at your analytics, just because your pin was not repinned, doesn’t mean someone else has not pinned directly from your site and is having more luck. I have another crazy example of that, she got 700 more repins on MY project. lol. Oh well, thems the brakes hey?

    • Did you read the blog post? I was frustrated that someone thought I had a “Pintrest Party.” I don’t care if people repin what I pin (if I were to actually get on Pintrest and pin). I’m too busy worrying about real things than being competitive on Pinterest.

      • The opening paragraph read as though you are complaining about only getting one like. Now I see you mean on your FB rant, not on your pin. Never mind.

  • Also, I think you are taking offence where none was intended. A ‘pinterest party’ is a compliment. It means you have given every attention to detail, planned everything out to perfection. Pinterest is a place to collect ideas and inspiration, a virtual pin board to gather your ideas visually, not a cheat sheet. To get the actual ‘how tos’ (if you can’t work them out yourself) you need to click back to a blog or page that sells the product, just like people would be clicking this pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/226517056232188604/ back to your blog if they wanted to know how you did it. 🙂

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