I’m on Pinterest now and I’m very fond of it. It’s a great way for me to show off the things I’m into and finding out what everyone else likes. Buuuuuut, there are a couple things that I wish were different. For instance, it’s ALL ladies!!
Don’t get me wrong ladies, you’re awesome and I find my world 1000x better because you exist (since I wouldn’t exist without you) but as far as a social network goes we have very little in common.
For instance, I’m a guy and I like pop art, video games, and anything nerd. I mean, you’re reading my blog and it pretty much explains it all.
If you click on the image to the left, which is my pin wall, pin area, really what do they call it?, you can see that I have furniture, a cute umbrella, something about dancing in the rain, and a recipe. So, not a whole lot of “guy” going on. The one picture of a zombie finger is cool. I’ll repin that one.
The next thing I’m going to try is to really feed my pinboards so that I can create ones that appeal to my own demographic. I think by doing this I’ll be able to identify like users and pin back and forth between us. It’s really what social networking is all about right?
I guess my advice to new Pinterest users is don’t immediately start following everyone you know. That’s not what this social platform is about. Be very thorough in finding people who have boards that interest you. Follow those boards, and repin what they have. Also, create your own boards that really show what you’re all about and make sure you populate them (I’ve yet to put in a strong effort here) and you will find people that share your interests will follow you.
That’s what Pinterest is, social networking based on interest, not on connection.