Sometimes I feel like Tumblr is becoming like Pinterest - old ideas endlessly recycled ad nauseum. 95% of the time I post DIYs on the day they are published by the original blogs. Does anyone else feel this way about Tumblr?

  • dustandinkk answered: I was just thinking that…that I keep re-seeing all this stuff I reblogged months ago and very little new stuff. :/
  • sarcastartist answered: not in the fandom areas of tumblr. that’s still tumblr-tastic (truebluemeandyou AGREED!)
  • revoulution answered: i don’t know with diy’s but i see different stuff, especially on fandom blogs
  • arlia11 answered: I don’t use Pinterest, rely on Tumblr for ideas - much better that way
  • shorthairedgirl answered: I agree with you completely!
  • kittysuit answered: Well, as you said, I see something and then I think I saw it before; but it all just looks alike - no new content.
  • thisismyurlsigh answered: Yes! I feel like we need to get out there and live and take pictures, etc. Live the life we blog about. Maybe then we’ll have new material.
  • nancysriracha answered: I’m always discovering new (to me) things! Or remembering great things I’d forgotten. It all depends what you search/who you follow!
  • missskitttin answered: I try to curate my stuff….
  • misszalirose answered: lots of people are on it now with nothing original to post…
I WISH this was a DIY as featured under the DIY tag but it isn’t. It’s like one of those Pinterest Urban Myth photos. I knew immediately when I saw this “DIY” that this glow could not be achieved with glow-in-the-dark paint. It was available from Fire Box here.


As its name suggests, this stylish designer pot soaks up the sun’s rays in order to charge an internal battery that powers several built-in LEDs. As night falls the entire pot begins to glow, adding an enchanting touch of magic to your garden/patio. 

I WISH this was a DIY as featured under the DIY tag but it isn’t. It’s like one of those Pinterest Urban Myth photos. I knew immediately when I saw this “DIY” that this glow could not be achieved with glow-in-the-dark paint. It was available from Fire Box here.

As its name suggests, this stylish designer pot soaks up the sun’s rays in order to charge an internal battery that powers several built-in LEDs. As night falls the entire pot begins to glow, adding an enchanting touch of magic to your garden/patio. 

Please do not reward blogs that claim their original source is “pinterest” - on their own Pinterest boards. Pinterest is not an original source. Even on Facebook when I link to a DIY, I don’t link to my blog where I posted it, but to the original source. Why? Goodwill from readers is worth more to me than getting my name out there.  

Why feature these Pinterest linked DIYs when there are blogs out there that work hard to provide original sources?

DIY Fairies In a Jar Tutorial or Why I Hate Pinterest. Well, not hate Pinterest all the time, but I’m seeing these obviously Photoshopped pictures all over Pinterest with “recipes” to make these magical fake photos come to life… which is like giving life to an Urban Legend over and over again. Well the Blogger of Jude and the Walrus decided to see if she could get the same results with a glow stick and glitter and voila - NOPE. If you still like this project enough to do it - Bottom Left Photo: REAL DIY from Jude and the Walrus here. *For something that works and lasts more than 10-12 hours make a glitter and glue “keep calm” meditation jar I posted here (with keep calm and sparkle artwork), or go to my roundup of DIY Galaxy and Glow In The Dark Jars Tutorials.

DIY Fairies In a Jar Tutorial or Why I Hate Pinterest. Well, not hate Pinterest all the time, but I’m seeing these obviously Photoshopped pictures all over Pinterest with “recipes” to make these magical fake photos come to life… which is like giving life to an Urban Legend over and over again. Well the Blogger of Jude and the Walrus decided to see if she could get the same results with a glow stick and glitter and voila - NOPE. If you still like this project enough to do it - Bottom Left Photo: REAL DIY from Jude and the Walrus here. *For something that works and lasts more than 10-12 hours make a glitter and glue “keep calm” meditation jar I posted here (with keep calm and sparkle artwork), or go to my roundup of DIY Galaxy and Glow In The Dark Jars Tutorials.