Looking at Pinterest pages is looking at secondary sources or tertiary sources. You just see pictures that people have saved to their boards like the one below for Red and White Quilts. And usually it's a re-pin of a re-pin. No information.
And you have to sign up to see the pictures.
No sources---just pictures with a small caption
It took me a long time to figure out that if you click on the picture and then once it's up there...
You click on it again it will sometimes take you to the source.
Which can be useful.
But still -
I don't see why I have to comb through everyone in the world's Pinterest pages to find a picture that hasn't been pinned and repinned etc.
Then one day I said to myself there must be a way to avoid a specific website in a search.
There is. And it's pinned in a sticky note to my computer.
Search: Chrome Orange Quilt -site:pinterest.com
The way to avoid the Pinterest hits:
Of course if you are sick of me you could type in
Chrome Orange Quilt -site:barbarabrackman.blogspot.com
You would get pictures of chrome orange quilts with none from my blog.
So now you know how to hate Pinterest.
But while I was trying to figure out how to never see another Pinterest page I realized that rather than fighting them I should join them.
If Pinterest is the first thing that comes up when you do a Google image search maybe I should have a few Pinterest pages.'
So now I love Pinterest.
I use it as a cloud - a place to park stuff that is public.
Like free quilt patterns from my blog:
A page of quilts with a Civil War connection:
Inspiration for fans of William Morris fabrics:
Here are some other links to fabric history:
Click on my Photoshopped face to see all these boards.
I love Pinterest.