Lately I have been spending so much time deleting random Pinterest boards that I somehow have found myself to be following. I assume many of these random boards are related to a “Follow All to enter this giveaway.” I can’t stand those, why do I have to follow them all? I’m still considered a follower if I just pick the ones I might actually enjoy.
You’ve all heard my thoughts on Twitter follows in a previous Confession post, but if you didn’t see it/can’t remember, read about it here. I’m beginning to think similarily with my Pinterest. I have never been one to “follow back” just because someone started following me. I love Pinterest and want to look at quality content, so sorry if I don’t want to see images from your “Glamping” album because I have no interest there.
When I first started Pinterest I wasn’t gluten free, so I followed tons of recipe boards. Now I find I have no use for “breads”, “pasta”, etc boards. So a quick unfollow and I feel so much better! While I am on said person’s board, I see I’m also following a myriad of boards I have no interest in, let alone ever even popup in my feed. I am following too many boards, I never see everything! So I am condensing.
I feel kinda guilty about it, but I unfollowed an Etsy board. As someone who is hoping to sell their items and would love the joy of seeing a bracelet (find some here at my Etsy store!) pinned and repinned on Pinterest, I feel bad to unfollow a board that shares any awesome Etsy items. However, thats all I see sometimes! I wish those Etsy Handmade boards were more specific, but thats also so hard to regulate when you have like 50+ (or worse, like 500+) people posting to a board about whatever they want. How does someone moderate a thing like that? I suppose I could have my own boards, and share specific items like that, but I also hate having a million boards that people and/or myself aren’t even interested in.
After stopping following a few of the Etsy Handmade boards, I see so much more content! But one thing I can’t decide, which DIY / Crafts boards should I keep following? I must be following like 20 of those boards, but I only ever see a few of the same boards posting content, and some of it isn’t even all that “new”, even though most of it claims to be “genius!” But thats another Confession altogether! The big multi-contributor boards are the places that are constantly getting posted to, but I really don’t know how relevant some of these ideas are to DIY. For instance, “Cleaning with Vinegar” is not what I would consider DIY or Crafts, and yet its in that board. And while recipes are a type of craft, they belong under Recipes. Know what I’m sayin?
Enlisting your help! What do you think of these boards? Keep? Or unfollow??
DIY & Crafts – 5,000+ contributors! 96,000+ pins. yowza (basically takes over my feed)
Do It Yourself Today – 700+ contributors, 14,000+ pins
Budget Friendly DIY – 14 contributors, 176 pins. must be fairly new
Getting Crafty – 30+ contributors, 3,900+ pins
Create – Just decided to unfollow but am so shocked by one of these pins. I am sharing because I cannot be the only one who thinks someone’s political agenda was swept up into her mostly DIY board.
Getting Crafty & DIY – 30+ contributors, 3,900+ pins
Share Your Crafts – almost 800 contributors, 2,900+ pins
Mod Podge Rocks! – 125+ contributors, 2,500+ pins
Etsy Handmade Favorites- Group Gallery of Art & Jewelry – I am also a contributor + 1,800 other people that rarely stick on topic, I’ve also only shared 1 time, and it was on accident. 28,500+ pins (after looking at this, seriously considering making my own board and only inviting people who will stick to the topic)
After searching through my feed at 2 very different times (morning and night), the majority of pins comes from the 1st link: DIY & Crafts and the Etsy Handmade Faves boards. They might have to go…at least for a time!
PS. I’ve added a few new items to my Facebook page’s photo albums, some of which are NOT on Etsy yet still for sale!
- Pinterest Inspiration (thehandmadeswap.com)
- Why I (finally) took an interest in Pinterest (popcorntheblog.com)
- Pinterest: 6 Reasons I’m Not Following You (business2community.com)