Pinterest Damage: Digital Image

10/07/2014


Oh how I love thee, Pinterest!
Your Online Identity is important. You need to audit your online identity as you make changes in your life.



I remember hearing a family member say, "don't give it all away at first." 

We are now living in the digital age where anyone can just google us and find out what they want. Pinterest is the perfect place for a guy or women who's interested in you to find out if your personalities and values match up.

The issue is this: 

Most relationships end before they start because people would rather google you than get to know you in person. I even google prospects so I admit I'm apart of that group. I have learned over the years to do it once and never again after that so I can give the person a fair chance.

Anyway, Pinterest can help you or hurt you. Most people understand that pinterest houses all your desires and wants. With boards like, Home decor, Travel, Fashion, Food, DIY, etc it's easy for a person to tap into your personality without ever meeting you.

With pinterest user mostly being women it's a great place to target the mind of potential female. Guys are competitive by nature but most will stock their victim before actually appoarching them. It's easier for them to connect through social media. Men are a growing demographic on pinterest and therefore, we have to understand how to communicate with them effectively because Pinterest just introduce the new "message system" and I have to say I'm not happy. I have already been hit on by a guy trying to find more photos of me. Either way, here are some tips for you digital identity and how reband or be selective about what information you give out.

Why pinterest is bad for your digital image?


You have private boards and you think no will ever know what you're pinning and to some degree that is true but, you forgot about the "LIKE" button which can be searched on your profile page. All a guy has to do is CLICK {____ Likes} and he has access to all the things you liked but didn't want to actually pin.

Your "Wedding" board. What the hell do you have one for and you're not in a relationship? I know people have "House" boards for future goal/project, but why the hell are you planning a wedding before planning to find the right guy? I know most guys see this board and realize that you're wedding obsessed and move on. Don't get me wrong every once in a while I will like a wedding dress photo because I love fashion but I have no interest in weddings or kids.

Quotes board or just quotes/images period. These are deadly because if you pin it to a board you are saying you believe in what is stating. For example, you're having a bad week and you decide to just pin negative quotes well a guy comes along and see that and starts believing you're a negative person. Of course, you know you're not but this is his first impression so he doesn't know better. I'm not saying you're not entitled to a bad day or week but what I am saying is be aware that pinterest quotes can hinder you. I know you like that quote but you might just want to read it and keep scrolling.

The Misinterpreted Board. I have a board called "Fashion & Life Tips: Men" I created this board to encourage my brothers to be at their best. Yet, it never said that instead, it appeared like I was being bossy and trying to tell men how to live their life or asserted they needed me to tell them how to life. So in the description I stated the purpose of the board and dedicated it to my three brothers. Don't make the mistake of creating a board that hinders your image and if you feel it could be misinterpreted, then please make sure to use your profile description and board description to help.

My aunt would say, don't give them anything to talk about and you won't have a problem.

Use pinterest to high light your best qualities and try not to let it show your worst side.
Pinterest can be a really cool tool if you know how to use it. If you're having a bad day make use of those private boards. If you love nasty quotes...make use of those private boards. Remember that not only can your future love interest view your boards but so can potential jobs

So what can you do to turn the tables? 
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This blog is NOT geared toward sexual orientation or gender classification. This blog is based solely on the blog authors experience and research. This blog is geared toward promoting a mixture of masculine and feminine attire and with an integrated genderless lifestyle.

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