Why I Need to Take a "Break" From Pinterest

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So I have decided that I need to take a sort-of break from Pinterest (ironic, because I will be posting this to Pinterest lol). Anyways, I have almost 4.6k pins on there. Some of them are things that I have done, crafts, cooking etc. A lot of them are things I want to do along the same lines. Then there are a bunch of tips and tricks for this and that. Cute pictures, things that amuse me, interesting articles books I have read or want to read and so on. I have a lot of boards and a lot of pins and a long line of things that I really want to do, but am too busy pinning the next great idea to do and not actually doing them.

The other aspect is that I have followers, not a ton, but they are there and I am grateful for them. I also follow a lot of people which is where I am always getting at least half of my great pins. But…when you really think about it, there are some boards out there on Pinterest that have hundreds upon hundreds of pins. You simply cannot keep track of that many pins, and when you are endlessly pinning, you are going to forget some of the pins you pinned. You will forget why you pinned them, that they are even there, or that it was something perhaps you wanted to print out or try because you are so busy pinning! I try to keep my boards under 100 ish pins. If I notice a particular category has too many pins, I create a 2nd version of that category. Why? Because I think people get sick of scrolling, I know I do!

I LOVE Pinterest, but I think somewhere through my adventures and love of pinning, I got swamped. I really feel that I am not the only one in this situation. On one hand, I have people that follow specific boards, and I feel that I should try and post to those boards to keep them interested. But on the other hand, I am having a hard time keeping up with over 4,000 pins. So for the time being, I am going to take a break from pinning and focus on the actual pins themselves. I already do a ton of reading, so that one is an easy knockout. As you can see from my previous post, I have been working on some of the DIY-around the home tips and tricks. I would love to get some more crafting done, some more organizing (even though I am a highly organized person anyways), and I just want to get to living out the things that I am pinning.

Is there such a thing as Pinterest burn out? I almost feel like the saying “stop to smell the roses” fits here, because in a way, that is what I intend to do. I am going to stop the incessant pinning and start the creative flow, no matter which board it comes from of mine, I want to truly appreciate what it is that I have felt worthy of putting up there for people to see.

Love and Peace