Raise your hand if you are addicted to Pinterest. I am guilty.
I have boards on Pinterest about various aspects of writing, cooking, blogging, local history, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina (which just happens to also be the title of my vintage postcard book published by Arcadia Publishing), the North Carolina coast, quilting, Southernisms, hearing loss, and many of my other hobbies and interests.
If you follow my blog, you know that I generally write about books I’ve read, samples of my writing, or things I’ve learned about the art and craft of writing. I have a board on Pinterest called “Janet’s Writing Blog” where I pin each of my blog posts.
If you participate in Pinterest and have interest boards on the site, you probably get e-mails from Pinterest with suggested pins that might be of interest to you based on your boards. Those e-mails usually make sense; however, one I received a couple of weeks ago fell into the category of “sometimes I have to wonder.”
Considering the content I pin to my “Janet’s Writing Blog” interest board, why did Pinterest send me an e-mail titled, “A few new ideas for your board Janet’s Writing Blog” which included the following pins for me to visit?
“How much space do goats really need?”
“How to make homemade chicken feed – a simple formula.”
“Halloween Pumpkin Wall Clock A9 Nice for gift or home.”
“DIY Garden Fence.”
“Pinned for what they used to hinge the gate.”
“What to wear – frivolous Friday.”
Another one with a photo of a fence was titled, “So simple – inexpensive – would work for the dogs.”
And last but not least: “Small chicken coop and fenced area for egg laying.”
It served a purpose
The Pinterest e-mail served a purpose, although not its intended one. It made me laugh. It loses some of its punch here since I can’t include the photos that accompanied each suggestion. As I scrolled down through the recommended pins for my Janet’s Writing Blog interest board, I laughed again and again.
I try to find something to laugh about every day. A good laugh, when not at the expense of another person, is good for the soul. Thanks, Pinterest!
Until my next blog post
I hope you have something to laugh about.
If you’d like to visit my Pinterest page and see my various interest boards, go to https://www.pinterest.com/janet5049/.
I hope you have a good book to read. I’m reading The Quantum Spy, by David Ignatius; Last Christmas in Paris, by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb; A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles; and The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham. And, yes, sometimes I get the story lines and characters confused.
If you’re a writer, I hope you have productive writing time this week.