Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Another post about Pinterest changing blogging.

I just spent the last hour on Pinterest (that's nothing compared to some days). Each minute that passed was drained by me gradually scrolling down and down but there was no end in sight. I found myself being extra overwhelmed tonight. Dang, I'm NEVER gonna be able to keep up with the internet. Pretty sure I can't even keep up with just women in general. I want to learn to do so many things and for shit's sake, I'm trying! But it's just not going to happen. I feel genuinely bad that I don't have themed birthday parties for my kid and I don't know how to make all of his clothes... rr that my blog isn't perfectly planned all the time (blogging the night before seems to be as much as I can bare to handle).

I read an interesting blog post from Okay, BA! that completely hit the nail on the head. Pinterest is changing blogging. I'm not sure if it's for the better either. I miss this blog being sort of like a diary everyday- even if it was kinda mundane, it was still a reflection of me. And yes, projects are a reflection of me as well, but sometimes I feel this pressure to keep up. I make myself feel like I need to post cool DIYs because that's all anyone wants to see nowadays thanks to Pinterest. I am definitely losing myself at times and forgetting my own voice. In blogging, it's important to stay relevant. We're not fooling anyone. As much as we say our blogs are for US, it's not really. If blogging really was just for me, I'd go private... just being honest. We want to be read and liked, and so we share. We want to have that "community" feeling and so we contribute to our little blogging society of social media frenzied people. Sharing is natural, and I'm not ashamed of it. I just wish I wasn't sharing things I feel pressured to share just to stay relevant in this blogging sphere. This is all so whiney and honestly, I can do what I want, and I will. I really want to take a step back from some things and not get caught up in any Pinterest peer pressure that I'm making myself feel. It's only as real as I want it to be- that stupid peer pressure.

I know I've talked about this before but the feelings have just been coming back to me recently. I will probably always have pinnable things on this blog because I DO like to share cool stuff I'm trying out or creating, but I hate how I sometimes rely too heavily on Pinterest.

What about you? How has Pinterest changed the way you blog/share information?

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