I know that this seems silly, but does anyone else feel like PI has become really… superficial? Like, I only see a few articles that actually talk about deep spiritual stuff, and everything else is clothes, relationship, crafts, and “How to Know When You…”. I love the forums, but the site itself has become really “wordly” so to speak. And add in all of the articles on celebrities and those “morning moments” and I feel like this is just like any other website, only with a bit of Christianity mixed in. Am I the only one who feels this way?
|February 12, 2015 at 05:08|
I honestly haven’t looked at the articles in forever. I always thought they were kinda dumb. I did notice them getting dumber a while ago, so it makes sense that the pattern has continued.
|February 12, 2015 at 12:11|
I usually just come on the Girl talk forums, but actually a couple days ago I was looking through the articles and thought they were really good! They had one on combatting human trafficking, and a couple others I really enjoyed.
|February 12, 2015 at 16:39|
I feel like there are a lot of romance-y ones that mostly attract boy-crazy middle schoolers. “omg me and my boyfriend are 13 and we are ready to get married but our parents won’t let us 🙁 🙁 🙁 what do we do now??””
|February 12, 2015 at 17:47|
^I was just thinking the Girl Talk forums have been realllllllly quiet. We need some (new) controversy over here! 😉
|February 12, 2015 at 17:52|
Also, did anyone read the recent Pinterest article they had up here? I skimmed through it and afterwards I was like “what was that even about?” I feel like some of the articles are basically the writers running out of ideas or trying too hard….
|February 15, 2015 at 17:57|
I always liked the weekly ones that give an overview of the news and what has been popular that week. I like how it’s ACTUAL news about whats going on around the world rather than how “everyone” loves TS’s new album. I haven’t seen those weekly articles in awhile though.
|February 15, 2015 at 17:58|
I dunno. There seems to be a lot of variation in the articles, which is good, but I do sort of get what you mean, Lotr; lots of “You know you’re a _______ when you….” meme/GIF articles and things like that. There are still some spiritual ones, and awareness-raising ones, but I do feel like some of the articles could go deeper into spiritual topics, rather than just the usual scratch-the-surface stuff that we all know already.
Also, this may just be my personal opinions, but does anyone else ever feel like the Olivia person doesn’t always give the best advice? Like, I don’t say that to be rude or slam her, because I’m sure she is a great woman of God, and I respect her for that; it’s just that, back when they had Ask Ashya (I think that’s how it was spelled), I always read those articles, and the whole time I was thinking “YES! Yes. I totally agree with that…I get that…That’s exactly what I would have said…That lines up with [insert Scripture]” etc….and ever since they changed it to Ask Olivia, there have been times when I’ve read the articles and cringed at certain spots because I was like “Um…I don’t think that’s true…You really didn’t phrase that in a good way….that came off as kind of judgemental 😐 “. It may just be me having too much criticism or not personally agreeing, I was just wondering if anyone else had/has those thoughts. 🙂
|February 17, 2015 at 06:33|
^^^ agreed. great points Mandi!
|February 17, 2015 at 08:37|
I do like how they talk about bikinis though! I feel like that is a very sensitive subject on many Christian websites and I’ve noticed how PI often leaves it for the reader to decide. They talk about about it openly and they don’t really seem to have a strong opinion on it. They have never slammed girls or had a modesty blog (that i’ve seen) talking about how bikini wearers burn in hell (seriously though, I have seen so many blogs saying that).
|February 17, 2015 at 08:40|
I think they probably want to focus more on what we girls in high school and middle school (or collage) are going through. I really did like the article on 50 Shades of Grey, I thought that was really well written and the writer did an excellent job wording everything. I usually just look over the main page a few times and find it a little harder to find an article I’d be interested in reading.
|February 21, 2015 at 12:07|
^Yes to that. It was a great article.
|February 21, 2015 at 13:49|
Yes, I think the topics have getten kind of similar…, but I still keep checking the site, so it’s not that bad 🙂
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