Tips and How To's

My Pinterest nightmare – 3 ways to avoid being me

Pinterest has grown very fast. I love it and hate it at the same time.

Its an easy place to access and find things you love . I have about 96 boards, 6 secret boards, 5,207 pins, 4,742 likes .

That’s where my nightmare begins…. all those likes. Just sitting there without a board to call their own.

4,738 likes ( as of this post) . How did it get so out of control? My likes are all over the place. From my new obsession with perler beads, crochet stuff, social media, holiday stuff, basically things I like. That little heart at the corner of each pin is hard not to click when I see something I like.

It wasn’t always like this. If I liked something I would place it in the appropriate board! What happened? When did I get so lazy ?


I have this plan to never go down this road again…. You should follow these tips so you don’t end up like me 🙂

1. Don’t be a lazy head and just click everything that catches your eye. Boards are so easy to make. If you don’t have a creative name for the board just call it board “A” for now and go back to it later. I have a Pinner friend who has 5 boards of food named food 1, food 2,food 3, ect.

2.  Use the secret boards if you don’t want certain people to see the your pins. Looking for something for your SIL ‘s birthday? , don’t think she will check your likes?  I bet she did. make a secret board just for those pins.  One of my secret boards is boudoir shots . I thought it would be a cute idea for my hubby to be. It will be something private between me and him so I don’t want other people seeing those possible poses of something so private.  ( Chances of me actually doing something like that..  )

3. Think about it. Do you really need that pin? When I looked though my likes the other day I was amazed at how many pins I unliked.  Why did I like that? I couldn’t remember why I clicked on that cute little heart. I get pinterest is a great place to like just about anything but things of importance like stain removal, birthday party ideas shouldn’t be lost in an endless sea of likes( or pics of Ryan Gosling shirtless 🙂  )  . They should have their own board to call home.


Now to take my own advice … I have to group similar pins into their own board and like only pins that are necessary . This will last about a week. hehe.

If you have any other tips please comment below.