So maybe the title is a bit dramatic, but it more or less cuts to the chase. I started blogging right around the time Pinterest started. It took a while for it to catch on, of course.
I have been a blog reader for a long time. I love reading blogs for lots and lots of reasons: the eye candy, the glimpse into everyday life, the process of updating a home or space, etc.
Then Pinterest took off and suddenly ideas that are valid and good aren’t being shared, because they don’t have a place on Pinterest. Where is the magazine quality photo with the text overlay with the right color selection and proportions pinned to the correct board and the correct time to bring all the traffic?
It is exhausting.
Pinterest accounts for close to 50% of traffic on most blogs. This is a driving force that cannot be ignored.
But I want to write about the funny thing that happened yesterday, and the four frames I hung above my desk and the latest experiment with drapes and whatever else floats my boat, but suddenly it doesn’t feel worthy. Who will read it?
You know the old question, If a tree falls in the forrest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Well that is a little bit how I feel about a post. If it doesn’t get pinned, will anyone ever read it? How will they know it exists?
I want to let go of the Pinterest pressure. I want to write about what I want to write about and not set out to make “Pinterest hits”. I want to get over failing to post, because it isn’t good enough for Pinterest. Drop your email so I can visit your inbox or follow me on Facebook, because not everything is going to make it to Pinterest. And that is okay.
Now please excuse this pin-worthy graphic I will be including.
Anyone else feeling the pressure?
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