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Episode 29: My Love-Hate Relation with Pinterest

Today I’m talking about Pinterest and my love-hate relationship with this social media platform

Several years ago, I’ve been falling in love with Pinterest. 

I saw it as a paradise for my quiet soul where I could organise everything the way I want. I spent hours researching gluten free recipes, dim sum, introvert lifestyle, fountain pens, paper, bullet journal, event planning and so much more. 

Truth is, Pinterest led me to meet my very first online entrepreneur friend (which was pretty cool by the way). 

But, as time passed, apparently the ethic, goals, and mission of Pinterest evolved to an odd mix of untold marketing and biased way of reaching people. 

In this week’s episode, I’ll discuss:

  • Why you should Limit your serendipity time on Pinterest to get the most out of your search but not the negative effects

  • What to Bear in mind that a lot of people on Pinterest are creating Pins to make you buy something or sign up to something

  • How Be proud of what you do/ don’t or whatever…  You don’t have to love blush pink to be awesome.. you don’t have to follow the KonMari method to live… you don’t have to jump into x,y, z to be valuable.

 

Pinterest is having major updates recently to the point that I almost hate that platform.

It’s not supposed to be a social media but the add ons features make it more interactive (which means less fun for quiet people).

Update January 2019: For the last couple of weeks, I can’t scroll down on Pinterest without seeing an ad every 5 pins or less… which largely decrease my interest for this platform. 

I get the idea that if you find something valuable online, it’s a good idea to streamline the buying process. The shorter you can go from wanting something to being able to buy it may be a good fit for a lot of people. 

But, honestly, it’s going a little crazy. I mean, I’m seeing ads for articles I don’t care and it takes ages to report/ tell Pinterest, I’m not interested in watching them. 

The best is yet to come.

Tell me in the comment section below: Do you still enjoy Pinterest?

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Episode 29: My Love-Hate Relation with Pinterest

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