Pinterest is being invaded by men. It’s true.
Ready or not, here men come!
I first heard about Pinterest.com from a woman who was telling my wife that she and her daughter are addicted to “pinning” things and looking at “pins” all day. Since I never want to miss the next big thing (addictive is indicative), my ears perked up.
That is until they started talking about the cute hairstyles, pretty dresses, and neat craft ideas they found on Pinterest.
I took a pass and let my wife be the pioneer on this one.
However, about a month ago I started paying attention again after hearing that it was the #3 social network for time spent, #5 traffic driving social network (beat out Google+), and had growth of 400+% in the last six months. On Tuesday, Hitwise tweeted that Pinterest’s visits have grown from 10 million to 17 million in just this month!
I also started noticing more visits to 8pmWarrior.com from Pinterest.com, so I did some research.
This is what I found
There are men on Pinterest?!
I don’t ever want to be a latecommer to the next big party. Plus, I was an art minor in college and enjoy graphic design & video production. Many people (all women) told me that Pinterest was right up my alley.
So I signed up. Yep.
Once on the inside, I found great infographics, inspiring quotes, interesting real estate, funny stuff, and other suitable “pins” for men.
I also learned how to braid hair too. (You can’t win ‘em all)
I might get kicked out of the men’s club for sharing these names, but to prove that I’m not the only guy on Pinterest, I’ve assembled the entire list of other men on Pinterest:
If you’re a guy on Pinterest, please post a link to your profile in the comment section below so I can follow you. The more men I hang out with, the less feminine I feel.
In all seriousness though, I strongly believe this will become something big.
As an entrepreneur, I see the potential for businesses. As a marketing thinker, I see the potential for exposure. In the Attention Era, I see the best stuff in the world getting attention.
Essentially, it’s a visual version of twitter. Instead of links, there are pictures to click.
17,000,000 people went on it this month, which puts it in the top 10 social networks in the world.
Pinterest is going to be big. If I was you, I would check it out.
It isn’t just for girls anymore.
If you need an invite to Pinterest (it’s still private), I’ll send invites to email subscribers of my blog since I already have your email address. Let me know if you need one.
If you’d like to connect on Pinterest, my profile is http://pinterest.com/abiebert.
Try something new tonight,
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