It’s been a while since I have posted. Seven months, to be exact. Hopefully, there will be more. There seems to be tons of material to blog about, specifically with the sudden popularity of Pinterest. As one buddy of mine puts it, “Pinterest is Delicio.us for Pregnant Women.” I myself am not a pregnant woman, but I do spend (more than) my fair share “liking” and re-pinning items. However, I am finding some annoyances with some of the items being posted. My biggest pet peeve is when someone pins something on Pinterest without a caption. First, you see a nice photo of the item which, in our little discussion today, is recipes. More often than not, there will be no description of what the item is. I have been noticing it more and more lately. People are just flat-out lazy. I don’t get the point of sharing without describing what it is you are sharing.
Take, for instance this photo posted recently:
I can’t, for the life of me, figure out what it is. Obviously, at first glance, it looks like a fancy cake of sorts. On second look, you see a boiled egg, cucumber, and a radish. Finally, as I’m proofing this post, I noticed shrimp on top too. There is no description or title in the caption area. It was good enough, apparently, for someone to re-pin.
Then there is this little nugget of goodness:
It’s a crescent roll and chocolate chips. Again, no caption to describe what it is. There’s more, baby. I can go all day with this. Want to take a guess at what this is?
I’m going with Healthy Twinkie. All we know for sure is that it “looks yummy”. I’m going with that.
Ok, two more and I will stop. Do you see a pattern yet?
It’s deep-fried goodness and that is all you need to know. Speaking of deep-fried:
By God, you had better use chicken. Don’t worry about what it’s called. It’s something like a taco salad, dummy.
Oddly enough, these pins originated from the same person. I have seen too many others in the past, though, and I can’t hang all of this on them… yet. Hopefully, they will see what they have done and correct them (if possible) and caption their pins properly in the future.
It’s actually easy to describe a pin. All you have to do when pinning on Pinterest is to enter a short title or description of the item. This helps the rest of us play along. The following image illustrates where you should enter your title:
Right there where it says “Describe your pin…” I think I have beat this dead horse enough.
So, that is my public service announcement for the day (or maybe even the month. We’ll see).