What Shall I Do?
I posted a thread recently on LinkedIn that went like this:
Just not getting this Pinterest following at all……can someone explain the benefits to me to help me understand if this really is the next best thing…..or…..is it the ‘sheep’ mentality?
I do remember Pinterest trying to get off the ground about 18 months ago and couldn’t understand it then either. It never did take off and just disappeared quietly. Just lately, however, it seems everyone is Pinterest crazy!Why The Doubt?
What also made me question it from a business perspective was that it was mainly females that used it and they would ‘pin’ up pictures of wedding paraphernalia, recipes, hints & tips for beauty/relaxation etc. Now, I’m being informed that the balance is shifting and to quote one of my LinkedIn friends called Mark:
Men are getting it too, in USA stats are changing from being heavily female here in UK the stats show 56% male 44% female. Probably the heavy female reference was because females were early users but now its simply people.
Mark referred me to a website that goes into some great ways of marketing your business using Pinterest and I have to say, after reading it, my strong gut instinct is thawing slightly. So off I went to take a look.
I typed in the search bar ‘WordPress’ because that is my passion and what I teach. I found a great Infographic that I am going to use in a blog post so that was great. There is quite a bit of interesting information within Pinterest relating to WordPress so I am going to be exploring this in greater depth later today.