As a normal modern female, I do have a Pinterest account and I am often intrigued by some of the DIY pins. Do they actually work? Is it really as easy as it looks?
A while back, I came across Pintester, a girl who claims to be “fucking up Pinterest pins so you don’t have to”. An interesting premise. I liked the idea of a blog that tested pins so I don’t have to and getting to see the results of some of these DIY projects that look easy but probably aren’t.
Unfortunately, I was really disappointed. There’s fucking up and then there’s fucking up. If you’re just not crafty and you screw up your Pinterest projects left and right, so be it. If it works, make it funny. If it doesn’t work, make it funny.
But Pintester is just a mess. After about two posts, I failed to see the humour in what she is doing. She intentionally screws them up. She doesn’t make any kind of honest effort. If she doesn’t have the right supplies, she ‘improvises’. Like this post on making a snow globe. She didn’t have glitter, so she used chili flakes and pretended to be surprised when, lo and behold, it turns out that they really aren’t a good substitute for glitter. Like, duh? Why even bother?
Maybe it’s just me, but I fail to see the humour. If you purposefully screw up, then it’s not really funny when it doesn’t work out. The end result is already a given and it’s not even funny how stupid you are because it’s obvious it’s just an act.
A friend of mine with a similar complaint was inspired to start her own pin-testing blog whereby she would actually try to make the project succeed. She’s one of the funniest girls I know and I figure she’ll find a way to make each post humourous regardless of the project or its outcome.
I might be biased because she’s a friend and having her do this blog was partly my idea, but I do think hers will be much better. So my verdict is: Spinsterest- 1 , Pintester- 0.