Ok, and now my thoughts about Pinterest and pinning. This is very difficult, because I really don't want to offend anyone. But honestly, I am kind of offended by some of the notes I get about Pinterest.
People write to me and say things like "if you keep pinning so much I have to unfollow. Please stop pinning so much or I promise you I will unfollow."
Or, "I really like you and want to keep following you, but I hate when you pin (x) and could you please not do it anymore." Or and one extreme case, "please only pin those things after midnight when I am asleep so I don't have to see them."
It always strikes me as kind of odd when I get emails like that. I follow lots and lots of people on Pinterest, but if they create a new board dedicated to bright purple children's wallpapers, I will probably unfollow that board. Clearly they are pinning that for themselves or possibly for a client. They are under no obligation to make that a secret board so that I not be annoyed, but also, I am under no obligation to follow it. So I just quietly unfollow and go on my merry way. I would never ever in 1 million years write them an email asking them why in the world they created that board. Or worse, be aggressive and critical towards them for doing so. So it kind of annoys me when people write those emails to me.
I am truly not talking to anyone specifically, and the people who have written those emails are probably not even readers of this blog. But in case they are, here is what I would like to say about Pinterest. I pin a ton, and probably many many many of the pins and even boards are not something that you are interested in. So simply unfollow. Please don't write me an email and ask me to change my pinning practices so that you can continue to follow. Please also don't assume that your threat to unfollow me bears any weight – it really doesn't. Please understand that I pin for myself, for my clients, for blog readers, for Pinterest followers who like to see products, and in some cases even for stores, like Anthropologie. In fact I have been pinning a lot for Anthropologie recently, and yes, it will totally clog your feed if you follow it. So only follow it if you, like 500,000 other Anthro followers, want to see it. If you don't like it, by all means exercise your right to unfollow. It's really as simple as that. There is no need to write me a nasty email when you unfollow, and those emails kind of wreck my day. So can't we just treat each other nicely on Pinterest? Thank you!!
Onto today's eye candy:
All of these are ending tomorrow or the next day, and they are all too good to miss if you need anything: