The Pinterest Plague

Hey people!

Pinterest (Photo credit: Gustavo da Cunha Pimenta)

It’s been a while, I know! You can blame Pinterest. Ha! Totally kidding, I’ve been so productive lately. What can I say, I’m just a busy woman. However, Pinterest is in fact the topic of my blog post today!


Let me preface this by saying that I am basically Pinterest’s mom (well, you know, Pinterest’s number one fan). I support all things Pinterest and am a little over involved. I’ve surpassed 10,000 pins and would kind of consider Pinterest my full-time job. I’d even like to think that I’m super good at what I do, but anyways, this isn’t my point.

Recently, I’ve started to actually observe my surroundings and become more aware of my environment. My findings have included a terrible trend of people trending themselves.

This may sound confusing, but what I’m saying is that people have started conforming to their Pinterest pages. I look around and see swarms of girls in combat boots or yoga pants, way too many people trying to master the art of highlighting and contouring, and Instagram feeds full of people living life like a total cliché. #noshame #youmadornah #live I’d like to coin this phenomenon as “The Pinterest Plague.”

Granted, all those things might be great, but in moderation! I understand that trends are inevitable and that generations will always have distinct characteristics in which we will look back on and identify, but I also think that people are taking Pinterest a little too seriously.

Pinterest is a massive collection of “pinspiration” and wonderful ideas, but they’re merely suggestions and not rules. Pinterest is perfect because it allows you to explore different perspectives, styles, and interests from the comfort of your computer (and hopefully encourage you to tackle new things in the real world). It should be a place to find a little bit more about yourself, instead of make you a little bit more like everyone else.

I hope that this post may inspire you to browse Pinterest with a big grain of salt and find your own meaning in each idea that you pin. I hope that Pinterest may spark a discovery in yourself that you might not have found otherwise. But mostly, I hope that when I take more personal observations in the future, I see less cookie cutter people and more artistic expressions of beings.

Try not to sell a piece of your soul every time you log into the black hole we know Pinterest to be (a very pleasant black hole) because every individual has something unique to offer this world and an original personality to boast. #weflawless