Monday, 13 February 2012

Pinterest–Diary of a Pinner

Pinterest LogoHaving only started on Pinterest yesterday I’m not going to pretend for a second to be the all knowing, all seeing pinner of all time.  But having read a great deal about Pinterest recently, that (as of Feb 11th and via Techcrunch) Pinterest now has over 10.4 million registered users, 9 million monthly Facebook-connected users, and 2 million daily Facebook users, and most of those who use Pinterest are female.  for the moment, it seems a good time to become a pinner newbie. 

The web based pin board has definitely arrived and what’s great about Pinterest and very different to either Facebook or Twitter, is that whatever you ‘pin’ is not just on show for a split second, falling ever further down your timeline, but they’re there for all to see and they stay put.

I initially set up my profile, which is similar to other social media websites, and as usual an essential action to take, and then created five ‘Boards’ – Favourite Restaurants, a very girly (obviously) Spring Handbags, My Style, full of all the things I’d like to buy this spring if I won the lottery, Places I’ve Visited and For the Home - Art as Decor. 

It becomes clear, as you pin, what a valuable tool this will be for businesses, and for social networking in general. 

As with everything social media related – you need to establish your profile, to follow others, and to update.  Hence today’s board – Precious Metals.

Encouraged by the reaction to what I’ve created so far I will be continuing, and I’ll let you know.
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