I love social media. I love doing things online and being as paper-free as possible. I am not a crafty person. I don’t scrapbook. My kids know not to ask me to help them with an art project.
I personally know so many avid Pinterest fans. My company is (slowly) building 5 boards. I know it is easy to use. I understand it has a huge reach which is growing exponentially. I can see its potential for finding people with common interests. And I’ve read the buzz about its power as a marketing tool, though I’m not alone in questioning the applicability of Pinterest for every business – see the recent post on The Copyrighting Blog.
Perhaps it is my lack of craftiness which dampens my enthusiasm for Pinterest. When I saw someone on Twitter declare that they had spent hours pinning because it is so addictive, I was stumped. For me, pinning is about as compelling as watching paint dry. But then, I’d rather watch paint dry than play any sort of sport, so I realize that my preferences are not the norm. I’m not judging – I’m simply observing perhaps Pinterest is most appealing to those with artistic inclinations. Or am I just missing something?
What is your experience with Pinterest? Do you love it and use it to share all your crafty projects? Are you creative on Pinterest even though you don’t use a glue gun in real life? Or did you check it out and do a shoulder-shrug like I did? Please share – I’d love to learn.