You may have just discovered Pinterest, but it has been online for almost two years already and it’s now one of the top 10 social networking sites. For those of you who have no idea what is a Pinterest, you’re missing out on a gold mine of new recipes, DIY projects, inspirational quotes, videos, and things that make you truly laugh out loud. Your own friends are surfing the Internet and finding new products and ideas they love. They “pin” those new faves and assign the item to a virtual bulletin board filled with other fun finds of a similar nature. If you happen to follow this friend of yours, you will see everything they choose to pin to their bulletin boards and maybe find something you can’t live without as well.
Pinterest is both a time saver and a time suck. When I need a quick kid friendly recipe for school, I hop on Pinterest and within minutes I find s’mores-on-a-stick. Then another minute goes by and I find cookie dough brownies. Then a recipe for homeade cough syrup. Then a killer ab workout. Then tips on how to make a container garden. Then a sassy new hairstyle. Then produce bags made from old t-shirts. I have old t-shirts! The next thing you know, I’m headed to the grocery store to buy Cheez-Its® because I just spent the last two hours devouring the delicious ideas that is Pinterest.
We all have friends who we think are way more trendy than ourselves. Follow them on Pinterest and get a glimpse of what they think is awesome. Latch on to it and raise your own cool factor a notch or two. Why not? Everybody’s doing it!
Pinterest seems to appeal primarily to women as evidenced by my serious lack of male followers. But guys need to jump on this party bus as well. Fill your boards with great athletic shoes, craft brews, video games, power tools, futuristic cars, and 101 things to do with bacon. Need more masculine pinning ideas? Check out #BroPin, created by social media strategist Mike Street and managed by a variety of male Pinterest users.
Before you navigate away from this Hail-to-Pinterest blog, don’t forget to Pin It! It’s easy — just click the “Pin It” text at the top of the right column.