Monday, January 26, 2015

Tale of the Mysterious Pinterest.


Here's my story... I was on Facebook, I saw a photo I liked, I clicked on it and it said view with Facebook and I clicked  and all of a Sudden I am on Pinterest.. Quite by Accident. Within 60 seconds, I received emails from 4 bloggers and 2 cousins on Pinterest wanting me to follow them.

Follow them to what and what for? I thought it was  a place people posted pics they liked.


I did not even KNOW I signed up or what it IS.... Now I know because Pinterest starting sending me emails, 3 the first day and several the next day telling me How to redecorate my home on Pinterest and Another thing I can do is Renovate my home...

Really? will they send me the funds to redecorate?

All of this is to say, I will NOT be using Pinterest... how do I get rid of it?
UPDATE: Now I can't get rid of it because PicMonkey is having a PIN IT contest with a prize of 300.00 Amazon plus FREE YEAR of Royale PM... Starts today all you PM addicts...PicMonkey details for Contest are HERE

28 comments:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

And reading this post, Sandra, affirms to me WHY I am not on either Facebook or Pinterest. I not want to be contacted for things that do not interest me. Good luck with the PM competitionšŸ˜Š

From the Kitchen said...

Now I'm reluctant to click on anything!! Good luck with the contest--and Pinterest, etc..

Best,
Bonnie

Kathy said...

Sort of the same thing happened to me. I didn't sign up, I just wanted to look at a recipe.

Molly TheWally said...

Ah ha they got you now. Good luck with the contest. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

eileeninmd said...

Funny, you are stuck now! I am on Pinterest and Picmonkey too. And receive various emails from them.. But not the ones for renovating..If they are giving away money for home improvements that sounds great.. Have a happy Monday!

carolann said...

You gotta follow PicMonkey on Pinterest Did you read that????


To enter the contest.


Nothing is free contest only from
Txgal.

She keeps her word and no contest.

She draws the name.

Only I wish she could do some magic for me. I like her art.

Ann Thompson said...

I actually like Pinterest. It's a great way to keep track of things you want to find later.
good luck with the picmonkey contest

Ann Thompson said...

I forgot to say I like your new look

Cranberry Morning said...

Yeah, I totally don't get the whole 'follow' thing on Pinterest. I joined Pinterest because it was an online bulletin board for me. I could pin things I saw on other blogs and especially liked. I almost never use it to try to find things, but just as a place to pin what I happen to come across. I also joined Flickr years ago for the same reason. Now when I happen to go back there, I see that I've got emails from people who've wanted to use my photos. It's hard to get rid of anything one stumbles across by accident. LOL But now I suppose I'll have to check into that contest!

Rebecca said...

Funny about the PicMonkey thing. I am sure you can edit the settings for emails so they stop bothering you.

TexWisGirl said...

haha! i'm laughing! the picmonkey lured you in!

(i don't pin and don't intend to.)

Gail said...

Have never signed up for Pinterest. Enjoy.

Madi and Mom said...

Why is it the things one would want linked together for convenience never are and in one nano second if joe smoe knows everything bout you.
I've seen a lot about Pinterest but my boss (madi) says I need no more distractions. LOL
Hugs C
PS where is the staghorn today?

rottrover said...

Yup! I looked at a recipe the other day, and now recieve e-mails almost daily with "Pins" I might like. What I'd like is a junk-free in-box!!

Ginny said...

I love Pinterest, you can find awesome recipes, glorious pictures and crafts, and all kinds of goodies. I have belonged fr years, and never gotten these kind of e-mails. You must have clicked on one heck of a super duper button!! BUT maybe you will win these contests, and all by accident. You never know. I don't know how to un-sign because I never tried.

Rose said...

I like to go there and look...and did you know you can look and see if any pictures have been posted from your blog? I checked and some of yours have...I will send you link via email if you want.

DeniseinVA said...

I sort of got onto Pinterest in the same way but I love to pin. It got me hooked with all the recipes and I love the vintage clothing, and the animals and oh so much more. You should see my folders, or not ;) Hahahaha! I do delete all their mails though.

Linda said...

They had you at PicMonkey!!!!
I have Pinterest but do not know how to use it so please don't follow me because I don't know where I'm going!!!

SweetMarie said...

I haven't used it. You must enter the contest!!!

Mersad said...

I knew that PicMonkey would be your downfall :D haha

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Ruth Hiebert said...

I too like Pinterest. I have gotten many wonderful recipes there.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Grief, Sandra!!! I don't go to face book other than to wish my kids a happy birthday and sometimes not even then. I am on pinterest but cannot figure out how it works so seldom go. I did go to look for WALLPAPER because I needed a few idea's...and..I saw tons of it I loved..AND then realized that it did me NO good at all because it's just a place to look..not buy or find out WHERE to buy! Phooey on Pinterist!! They only show you WHO they pinned the photo from, not where to buy..or seldom. They just say.."cute" or something like that.
Grrrrr...waste of time.
Well..except to just look..and look and look..still a waste of time..don't you think?

Michaele said...

Well I certainly hope you are going to enter. I don't do Pinterest much because it overwhelms me with ideas. I do love to see how clever other people are though.

Montanagirl said...

I don't do Facebook or Pinterest. I'm lucky to keep up with just my blog!

Angela said...

Well, I am a pinterest addict! You should follow me! roflol At first I didn't understand the following thing, but once I started following some I realized that if I follow like say a recipe board of someone's every time they pin a recipe it will show up on my news feed for me to see if I would want to pin it also. Pinterest is where I go to find the craft ideas that I do with my son's class. I like it because it is a place for me to store the many ideas that I have at once place without having the clutter in the house! lol

A Quiet Corner said...

LOL! I store things out there...for an easy place to locate them...:)JP

SquirrelQueen said...

I barely have time to blog and maybe visit FB once a month or so. Pinterest just doesn't have any appeal to me now but maybe one of these days.

Just Me Pooh said...

Good luck with the contest sweet Sandra. I don't do Facebook or Pinterest. Tried FB a couple of times but didn't not like it. Never tried Pinterest but it does not sound like it would be useful to me. No time anyway for any more, I can't even keep up with what I have going now. Hugs!