Hey, real quick before we dive into this month’s gleanings, I wanted to talk to you about Pinterest.
It turns out, they figured out how awesome they are and have decided to capitalize on that and make a bit of money so they’ve gone the way of Facebook and decided that you’re not intelligent enough to know that when you follow a pinner you’ll be seeing all their pins.
So, like Facebook, they have instituted an algorithm and will determine exactly what you want to see in your feed for you. Oh, and while they’re changing it up, they’re throwing ads in the mix too.
Personally, I hate it! I find that I’m spending much less time on there (which is a good thing I suppose) but when I am on there, I’m missing all the fantastic stuff from the pinners I follow!! Grr!
The good news is that, for now at least, you can change your settings to try to discourage stuff from showing up in your feed that you didn’t ask for, especially ads!
Let me show you how to do that:
See the little gear with the drop down arrow on the right side? Click it. Then click “Account Settings.”
Make sure that the 2 boxes shown above are on “No.” You’ll still see promoted pins and suggested pins, but at least you won’t be seeing ads!
•A Biblical Vision of Submission in Marriage
Oneness is the goal of marriage; submission is a tool to get there. It is not the end, in and of itself.
But I think what I mean by submission and what some other people mean by submission are really two different things. I consider submission when I care about my husband’s needs first; when I think about what he may want or need, and I sacrifice something to meet that need. I consider submission when I pray God’s will for his life.
Yet to some people, it seems the only definition of submission that matters is that when you have a difference of opinion, she defers to him.
I want my kids to thirst for learning. I want them to be wowed by this world in which we live. I want them to find their passion and then pursue it until they’re cross-eyed. I want them to stay up until two in the morning finishing that crazy-good book they just can’t put down. I want them to job shadow. To intern. To take those art classes and guitar classes we’ve been putting off. I want them to spend time with their friends, talking about nothing important and everything that matters. I want them to trade kitchen chairs for bicycle seats. I want to go for hikes on muddy afternoons, and visit the local superhero museum. I want them to memorize lines for plays, and invent colorful compounds with chemistry sets. I want them to build their own motherboards and design their own video games. I want them to write stories and songs.
I want them to know that learning has nothing to do with textbooks compiled by educational experts and everything to do with finding out stuff.
I want Monday mornings to stop feeling like Monday mornings.
•The Great Fear of the Great Outdoors
“Americans find ourselves in a period — arguably, the first in our nation’s history — when our unease about being in nature is coming to outweigh our desire for it….Being on the trail, in the woods, or on the river for days on end brings not just thoughts of blisters and bugs and rain and heat, but perhaps more alarming, the loss of cellphone service and Facebook.”
•Why You Should Take Your Kids Out of School
“The moment we quit trying to teach our son anything was the moment he started really learning.”
•10 Things Homeschool Moms Wish You Knew
1.)Our choice to homeschool is not a judgment on you.
We made a decision. For our family. For our kids. It was the best decision for us. For our kids. Not for you or yours. We don’t think less of you because you don’t homeschool. In fact, there are moments we are jealous of you because you actually have 5 minutes alone during the day. However, we are just trying to do what’s best for our kids. We know you are trying to do the best for your kids, too. Don’t judge us. We won’t judge you. It’s a win-win.
•Why Homegrown Food Tastes Better
To see all that hard work pay off in such a delicious way – well, there are no words. Rewarding is an understatement. It’s life-changing.
Because we’re able to sit down at the table with fresh eggs, gathered the day before from our own free range hens, that have been fried in our own butter, served alongside a slice of our very own home cured bacon, a tall glass of fresh raw milk from our family cow, and a variety of vegetable or fruit from the garden… well, it’s easy to get spoiled.
Kings couldn’t dream of eating this well!
And on that note, I’ll call it a post.
What have you been gleaning lately?
Rebecca Newman says
Hullo Quinn! It’s been too long since I’ve left you a comment though I always enjoy visiting you here. I have to say I love, love, LOVE that new header with the wisp of a girl and her cow. Beyond adorable!
I have been pretty upset about Pinterest too as I noticed a lot of pins coming labeled “pins for you”. I am flustered and flummoxed by the amount of information that is gathered (for nefarious purposes or otherwise) on us by this medium and am surprised this doesn’t bother more people. I am certain that there will come a day in the not too distant future where I will just have to opt out of all these potentially good resources for the protection of my families’ privacy. SO unfornate because the internet is such a wonderful resource when used for good.
Just wanted to wish you a wonderful new year. May the Lord bless the fruit of your hands and all your endeavors this year! Much love~
Howdy Rebecca!! It’s so good to hear from you!! I’m so glad you like the new look. It was nerve wracking to change it after so many years of the other, hoping everyone else would like it just as much as I do- so thanks for the feedback 🙂
I have mixed feelings about the changes that pinterest is coming out with. Mostly bad though. I hate the ads, hate the promoted pins, and suggested ones too. As someone who uses Pinterest as medium to share my posts with followers, it is SUPER frustrating because the way the new algorithm works is the more clout you have as a Pinner, or the more popular the Pin with repins, the more people they’ll show it to. So as a person who also uses pinterest personally, it’s frustrating because I’m seeing the same stuff over and over again.
The only good thing that is coming about from it is they are hoping to be like the new Google Images search so they are much more search friendly. Today Bill & I were arguing about a hanging a bathroom mirror. He wanted it one way, I wanted it another so he told me to find a picture to show him so I was able to go to Pinterest and search “bathroom offset sink sconce” and get my own way 😉 Even though none of the terms on the pin had those exact words.
ANYWHO! I hope you have a wonderful new year as well! I’m excited to see all your goals and plans come to fruition over the next year as the Lord wills!
Love & prayers, Quinn
Hello Quinn. I’ve been aggravated with all the ‘picked for you’ pins also, and I was happy to see there was a quick and easy answer. Alas, I followed your instructions and I’m still getting as many of those as from pinners I follow. I even get ‘picked for you’ pins that are duplicates of some I already have! If you have any new answers for those of us who Pinterest believes can’t find their own pins, please let us know. Thanks and blessings.
Yeah. I have the same problem, I’m sorry to say. Pinterest seems to like to ignore settings. I thought it might just be me. I know FOR SURE that I have email settings set to let me know when someone comments on my pins but I never get them. I figured it was just me. The good news is that I have never seen an ad yet! Sorry it didn’t work for you! Take Care, Quinn
Thank you for sharing my Dissatisfied post!
You’re welcome! Thank you for such wise thoughts & words 🙂
Quinn, you made my day! I have been so annoyed with the “picked for you” pins, they fill up my feed. I had no idea we could turn it off, I figured we just had to deal with it since we aren’t paying for the service. I’m off to change my settings right away.
Glad to have helped! I hope it does, but I must warn you sometimes Pinterest ignores your settings. I’ve checked about 50 times and I most certainly have email notifications set to email me when someone comments on a pin, but they never do :/