Confessions of a Pinterest Snob

I have a confession to make.

I am a Pinterest snob.

It’s true. I can’t deny it any longer, but I also can’t feel sorry for who I am.

The truth is- I refuse to follow men on Pinterest.

I know. Shocking, sexist, etc. It is what it is.

I just can’t bring myself to do it. I realize that Pinterest has expanded and grown and become one of the most important social media websites. Which means, I should evolve and grow along with it. But, in the beginning, it started with women. It was like a world wide secret women’s club where we could get online and share all of our favorite clothes and recipes with abandon.

With no complaining from the opposite sex.

We could pin 150 different ways to do our nails, if we wanted to. And in fact, we got more followers that way. Because it was a safe place where we could be as girly as we wanted to be and everyone else there wanted to be girly, too.

And when in real life, we talked about what we had seen on Pinterest, it was if we were speaking in code that only member of the club could understand.

I am not saying that now that Pinterest has grown that men don’t also pin super awesome things like quotes, photography, and…cars. I am just saying that I can’t get on board yet. I can’t give in to it not being about women.

One day, I am sure I will no longer be a Pinterest snob. I will repent of my ways and realize that having men on board means they can help us with all those wonderful DYI projects that need sawing or drilling or things that would mess up my newly Pinterest-ed manicure. But until then, I am living in the dream that this genius idea of a website really was a facade for a world wide secret women’s club, where boys weren’t allowed and still always asked the question, “What the heck is Pinterest?”

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    • Krista says

      Thanks for your support Denell! And that’s right! They have Man Caves. We have Pinterest! Its fair!

  1. says

    Really? There are men on pinterest? I had no idea. I see my pinterest boards as my girly-girl, mommydom bulletin board for all the ideas I don’t want to forget or things I want to review. I doubt any of it would be interesting to any of the men I know.
    I’m with you – let the men have their Man Caves!

    • Krista says

      Yes! Agreed! So glad I am not the only one! I too was shocked that men would even sign up for Pinterest!

  2. says

    Hahahaha! They should ask what gender and if you click “male” it says “Sorry, you cannot open an account”. 😀

    But you are right, at first Patrick asked “What is Pinterest?”…then he rolled his eyes if I talked about pinterest…and now the other day he secretly got an account…..hahahaha…he loves all the cool things I find and show him,…he wants to find cool stuff, too! 😀 But I think I’ll still be the one on pinterest while he prefers a computer game. 🙂

    • Krista says

      Yes. Good idea! a filtering system. i would have a pop up box saying- No boys allowed!

      But that is true! I do show Chris stuff on Pinterest a lot like funny quotes and things. But yeah, he still isn’t interested in an account.

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