I know at this point that I’m a bit behind everyone else on the planet, and even worse, a dog’s year behind the social media world, but here I am. Hey, it’s not about what time you arrived at the party, it’s all about whether you showed up at all, right? I have to admit, I’ve been purposely been avoiding the whole Pinterest craze, refusing to give in to what I thought was just another social media trend.
I don’t do ‘trends.’ I don’t follow the norm and I certainly don’t do what I’m told nor what is expected of me. That kind of peer pressure crap ended after high school. Plus I don’t really need another time-suck in my life, facebook does the job of that very well, thank you very much. But this seems to be something that won’t. Go. Away! Suddenly it seems that all my facebook and twitter friends are pinning crap and posting it on their walls. I would quickly click through the endless pics of the handmade crap and random food items…and yet I still refused to cave. Until a few items caught my eye. Then curiosity got the best of me.
So I went to the Pinterest home page and filled out all the necessary info, only then to be told my name would be put on the waiting list. WAITING LIST?! What the hell? If I wanted a facebook page, I just built a facebook page, same with twitter. Boom. Done. But now I have to wait for approval? As if my middle class ass requested to join some elitist club I have no business being a part of. As if eyebrows were raised at my application. Ok, now I’m pissed at this Judgy McJudge web site and all its requirements. What’s next, a friggin’ credit check? Blood donation? Drug test? Pshhhhh, please! I slam my computer shut and walk away, refusing to play that game. Perhaps I’m not Pinterest material, which is fine with me. Meh.
3 days later, I get the email welcoming me. Huh, really? I clicked on the link and built my home page, so I now have an official Pinterest page, and not a single thing on it. Why? Because I haven’t taken the time to pin random crap. Because a part of me is still holding out. Because a part of me fears the time-suckage it will create. But most of all, because you can’t make me! NEENERNEENERNEEEEENER!
Oh, and the kicker ~ I’m getting email notices that friends are now starting to follow me. Whaaaaa??? I haven’t pinned anything people, what the hell are you looking at?!?!
Sigh. Ok, hand me a glass of wine and let’s get started…