I waited a good long while before requesting a Pinterest account. I didn't need another time-suckage outlet. Also, I had an excellent system for saving ideas of things I was interested in (BOOOOOOOOOOOO Google and their decision to remove the share/notes function in Reader.)
Since I've been reading all kinds of blogs for quite some time, I wasn't short on inspiration. And when I was, I just buzzed through blogs I read and found new ones to subscribe to.
So anyway, I got a Pinterest account a few weeks ago. And I think it kind of, totally, really sucks. Here's why:
Access-Functionality is spotty between the different access types: web, mobile, app. I don't actually know when something will pin or why I'm suddenly following people's boards just because I clicked on something. Sometimes its just down all together.
Sourcing-The lack of proper sourcing is ridiculous. To share ideas, images, etc. without proper sourcing goes against every journalistic/blogging bone in my body. Credit--->credit due.
Bad Pins-A lot of people have really poor taste. The explore option turns up some real crap. I guess I need to take the time to follow good boards, but hello, I'm already curating the blogs I read in Google.