What You Should and Shouldn’t Post on Pinterest
Since its introduction last year, Pinterest has been invading the internet as Tumblr for people who think Tumblr is too hard. You see an image you like and you “pin” it, so everyone can see what your interests are because they're too lazy to look at your Facebook. And who bothers talking anymore, right? Before you jump on that bandwagon, we've got a list of things you should — and shouldn't — post on Pinterest.
Post: Helpful How-to Images
Now this is some helpful business right here. Have you ever tried to fold a fitted sheet? We assume you're not some primitive cave person and actually have a fitted sheet over your mattress, but trying to fold these things is like being in one of those infomercials where the lady can't tie her shoes or hang her clothes properly and proclaims, on the verge of tears, “There's gotta be a better way!”
Since no one has invented an app for this yet, someone put on their smarty pants and decided to share their knowledge wealth by providing step-by-step instructions on how to fold the sheet that you normally crumple up in a ball and shove in the corner of your closet. Your moms are going to be mega proud of you guys.
Don't Post: Unhelpful How-To Images
Post: Tasty Food Stuffs
Don't Post: Gross Food Creations
Post: Fashion That Inspires You
Don't Post: Pictures of Engagement Rings
Look, this is just weird. There are better ways to spend your time, and that's a loaded statement considering we're all spending so much time on the internet already and that's okay. What is not okay is pinning pictures of engagement and wedding rings.
Maybe you have a boyfriend already, and this just creates an unreasonable expectation for that guy because he'll most likely never be able to afford a diamond big enough to become sentient and eat your hand. If you don't have a boyfriend, it's kind of worse. “Here's what I hope some dude I'm not even with yet will buy me someday!” How are you planning a wedding when you aren't even in a relationship right now? You probably already bought your wedding dress, didn't you? Calm your business, woman.
Post: Movies You're Into
Pinterest is about sharing your interests, duh. So share the things that interest you most, like movies. Like 'Drive,' starring Ryan Gosling — because who isn't interested in Ryan Gosling? Someone who is dead inside and will never know the joy of living, that's who. (Seriously, the internet would collapse without him.)
It's also fun to feel superior to your friends. You're posting images from quality films like 'Boogie Nights' and 'The Virgin Suicides' and your friends are posting fluffy romantic comedies starring Katherine Heigl because, like, her movies speak to them and stuff. Infect your friends with your good taste.
Don't Post: The Weird Porn You're Into
Post: Cool Artwork
Don't Post: Constant Reminders to Keep Calm and Whatever