I recently started using Pinterest and all I can say is that it’s freaking awesome. I heard (well, READ) about it while researching the ways that people use social media to promote their business or brand… Pinterest came up multiple times as a new website gaining some serious momentum in the social media sphere. I wouldn’t recommend it as the center of your brand’s next big marketing campaign, but I can definitely see that it’s changing the way people interact on the web and improving upon what Tumblr has now become: a website where people simply share images.
Isn’t their logo très chic? Okay, I’ll be honest… I don’t know how to speak French, but I DO know that a lot of people have heard about Pintrest, yet haven’t taken the time to look into it, so I will do my best to explain what Pinterest is and maybe even plug my URL in here sin vergüenza! Basically, it’s a website where you can create online Pinboards that showcase all the things you’ve ever wanted to showcase. Some people plan events and weddings on here, others make awesome boards full of their favorite Battlestar Galactica screen caps (that’s me! ;3 hehe). The interface is so simple to use and easy to navigate that it honestly took me less than an hour to fully understand how the website worked. Just to make it clear how happy that made me, it took me a couple weeks to understand WordPress and Tumblr took about a month or two. Pinterest makes it easy to post original content, pictures from around the web, and even “repin” images from other people’s boards! I think that a lot more photographers should check this website out and learn about it’s MAGIC. I hope that all the corporate marketers stay away… but I’m sure they’ll find a way to abuse this website too! hahaha Anyway, you should give it a try while this website is still nascent and full of possibilities… I know that I’m going to be spending a lot more time over here at the Red P (that’s Pinterest by the way)! :)
You can sign up here:
There’s a short period (like a day or something) where they give you time to figure out the website before you start using it. You’ll get an email when your account is ready! :) You can sign up with an email, Facebook, or Twitter account! At least give it a shot!
You can learn more about Pinterest and how it works here:
You can also check out MY PINS here:
Thanks for reading and Happy Pinning! :)
– Tommy Maverick