Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Airing my Grievances

Friends, I am not usually one to air my dirty laundry. That's not my style, nor has it ever been. But, please please please stop posting recipes on Facebook. (You know how you are, those of you looking away in shame...)

Screen shot 2013-04-09 at 3.33.00 PMThe posts look something like this (along with a semi-enticing photo attached), and frankly they're clogging up my newsfeed. I think the fact that I am a social media manager and look at Facebook ALL DAY is why I dislike these posts so much.

I want to introduce you to the best thing since sliced bread or perhaps Google. That thing is Pinterest. Pinterest is the coolest thing! Here is a link to my account, be sure to follow my boards!

Here are my reasons why Pinterest is better for recipe collecting than Facebook ...

  1. You can create boards for each of your interests, not just cooking. So for example, I have a "nom.nom.nom." board for recipes, a "crafts...leaving comfort zone now" board for crafts I think I could attempt and "Bloggy Blog Blog" board for inspiration for this blog - along with 15 others!

  2. You can't pin directly from Facebook. So lets say one of you post something that's delicious, but I want to pin the recipe? Unless you include a link and the source of this recipe, I'll have to resort to *tsktsk* using a pen and paper to copy it down, or that pesky copy/paste into Word bit.

  3. When you use Pinterest, it's way easier to find the source for a recipe. This is important for other bloggers like me, who like to give credit to those who gave them an idea. If I were to blog about a recipe I saw on Facebook but only knew that Sally Someone shared it, how could I give credit where credit is due? I would like to give kudos to those who actually create these delicious recipes...

  4. For those of us that like categorizing things, Pinterest is awesome! Here I have a fine collection of easily attainable recipes for Homeboy and me to enjoy on a nightly basis.

    [caption id="attachment_225" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Screen shot 2013-04-09 at 3.48.09 PM Look how delicious those look! I have a fine collection of recipes here, and the teriyaki spare ribs are actually in the crockpot now for us to have for supper.[/caption]

  5. While many of you are sharing these recipes with your Facebook friends, on Pinterest your reach could be much greater. And directed more to people who actually care. Those who use Pinterest are routinely looking for recipes, crafting ideas, wedding thoughts and other information. So just remember that your husband's fraternity brothers and your 10-year-old niece won't care about the sour cream enchiladas you shared with your Facebook friends. And neither will I.


Sorry for the grievance airing, but if you saw 45 posts about the latest breakfast casserole in your news feed like I did, you'd understand. So remember folks, lets use Facebook for it's intended purpose ... creeping. (Or business/keeping up with friends and family like some of us do.)

Cheers!
Robin

 

8 comments:

  1. Thank you Robina, for making my day!!

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  2. You are so welcome Chelsey! It was something that's been slowly getting under my skin...

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  3. Two words: good job!!!
    Plus, you said it much nicer than I was about to. ;)

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  4. I tried to keep it light! Ha. I am just so glad I'm not the only one!

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  5. Yes, yes and yes! What the hell is the point of putting it on facebook? When I want to make it there is no chance I will be able to find it again!

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  6. Thanks Carrie! You're so right. And, I know that half of the people will never make the things they post!

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