Brilliant! Ingenious! LIFE changing!
Monday, October 6, 2014 6 Comments
© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Am I the only one who is OVER exaggerated marketing descriptions?
- 21 Tips to Organize your Pez Containers that will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!
- 10 BRILLIANT ways to Repurpose Dental Floss!
- 15 STUNNING Shoe Inserts – from everday garbage!
Okay, they’re not quite that insipid — but that actually turns out to be worse.
I’m currently suffering from a bad case of clicker’s remorse due to repeated exposure to bait and switch – over-promising and under-delivering.
Maybe it IS just me
Perhaps I’ve been a tad overexposed. Since I’m on the hunt for fresh ideas to organize my new apartment, I’ll admit I’ve been spending w-a-y too much time on Pinterest since my recent move. (We citizens of Alphabet City have a tendency to hyperfocus!)
Still, I am wasting seriously-too-much time scrolling through “amazing” tip articles that have turned out to be a big yawn – and I already spend seriously-too-much time in front of a computer screen as it is.
Most of the “brilliant” posts I’ve run across lately are simply not worth the risk of varicose veins – or the cost of support stockings! (Trust me, I’ve Googled)
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of how links work on this site, they’re subtle (scroll UP for it) ==>
Amazing things everybody already knows
- I realize that almost anything can be a life-shattering aha! to some of us (see AHA’s and Duh’s for more about that).
- Sometimes a site or two has yielded a few tidbits that deserved my attention anew, since my brain had filed them away in a dusty corner of my mind.
That’s not what I’m grumping about.
But, give me a break! Most of us are already aware that baking soda can be used to clean your teeth (so that you can use your toothpaste to clean your silver jewelry, I guess).
That particular tip belongs no where near an article boasting about “amazing” and “new” uses for everyday household products.
Neither does “hang hooks in your entry to organize keys, coats and purses as they come in the door” belong in a post about “fresh” organizing ideas.
In my not-so-humble opinion, these hyperbolic article headings deserve a place in the Link-Spammer’s Hall of Shame (and regular readers already know how much I hate both of those “S” words).
Don’t even get me started on the FaceBook link-phishers!!
How many versions of a picture of some famous woman crying over the caption “so-and-so LIED to her fans” are people willing to continue to click?
- They ALL lead to one of those “buy two face creams for less than a cup of Starbucks and we’ll hit your bank account for $70 bucks a month until you die” adverts.
- It took me MONTHS to get the scammers to cancel a “free” trial that began the trend.
- Every warning comment I left got deleted, by the way. All you’ll see are raves.
(Come to think of it, nobody has commented that I look twelve again either.)
ANYWAY, I have to cut this short today — I need to get back to Pinterest. I have at least a half a dozen repins I need to delete.
Click images below to browse a few of my boards — help me sift thru some “AMAZING” repins!
Let’s hear it from YOU
I invite you to dump YOUR Monday grumps and gripes
in the comment section below each of my own – related or NOT.
As long as you don’t make individual people wrong, and do your best to avoid the dreaded “should” word, I will approve all comers (link-spammers shot on sight, however).
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