What Is Your Pinterest Weakness? *
Look at this photo. Is this not the most gorgeous piece of yellow cake with pink frosting you have ever seen IN YOUR LIFE?
This piece of cake is obscenely photogenic, and if I see it on Pinterest one more time I am going to seriously lose it.
This particular cake photo comes from Bakerella, a blog I’m sure you’re all familiar with. Bakerella is similarly pink and adorable. It’s also a blog that sort of makes me want to scream and shake my fists at the Almighty.
Why wasn’t I blessed with the gift of baking things that look like they dropped straight from heaven?
Why can’t I do DIY magic and turn an old suitcase into a cute new end table? Why can’t I paint intricate patterns onto my fingernails or make some kind of crazy-complicated but amazing closet organizer out of a few plastic bins?
I have to admit, I’m a little late to the party when it comes to Pinterest. I mean, I signed up for an account a really long time ago, but only I’ve half-heartedly pinned until recently.
You see, while I’m fascinated by Pinterest and its ungodly gorgeous cake photos, I also hate the idea of my photos ending up there — my photos of the kids — anyway.
I have weird issues with image theft, copyright, and proper crediting and I just see people abusing other people’s images so often that it terrifies me a little.
However, lately I’ve come to the realization that I really can’t control my images online. I’ve always known that, but I am really accepting it now.
I am finally embracing Pinterest. It is giving me fantasies of baking insanely beautiful cakes and also of painting complicated stuff on my fingernails. For the record, I HATE painting my fingernails.
Apparently, cakes are my Pinterest weakness.
Tell me your Pinterest weakness, and of course, leave your username so I can follow you!