My Thoughts On Pinterest

   I finally had a chance to dive into Pinterest yesterday.  My profile is at if you’d like to come and check it out.

I’ve never claimed to be an early adopter with this stuff.  Apparently I had to wait until Pinterest became the 3rd most trafficked social media site on the net.  That happened amazingly fast for them too, so they must be doing something right.

But I just didn’t want to.  Another site to update regularly?  Ugh.  But the game here on the net for anyone trying to create a career is “Be Everywhere”.  So I jumped in.  But sometimes I feel like my whole life is sucked up by searching for things to post to various places.

Ok, enough grousing.  Pinterest really is pretty easy to use.  I’ve got the little button on my Firefox toolbar so whenever I land on a page with something pinable on it, I just click on that and it sucks in every picture on the page.  Then I just choose which one I want to pin.  I would like to be able to pick multiples from that list of pics, but that may be coming in the future.

I do really like that I didn’t have to do a lot of friend adding when I signed up.  It goes and grabs your Facebook people and automatically follows them.  That save a bunch of time.  Plus all your stuff is public right off the bat.  It’s almost a backward step from the regularly updated privacy stuff on other sites.  But then again, people are sharing super personal stuff on Pinterest either.

As of yesterday, I’ve only put up my album covers and some gig pictures and pics with fans.  I haven’t done the more personal stuff yet.  I do plan on littering the place with Disney and Star Wars images. 🙂  And the scent of estrogen there is so strong, I feel like I should pin pictures of monster trucks and tools.

Not completely sure what the purpose of it all is yet.  There’s the immediate benefit of links back to my sites.  I have to update some of the descriptions as I just found out you can put links there and they are do-follow.  Good for SEO.  Then I guess it’s like everywhere else.  Post and comment, like and follow.  I haven’t had a chance to really feel out the dynamic yet.  And looking over the “Popular” page, I didn’t really see a ton of discussions I felt like getting involved with.

Right now it seems like just another checkbox on the mental to-do list.  But it’ll be interesting to see how it all works out.  Again, I’m at  Come check it out and let me know what you think.  Happy to follow you back too and we can share pictures of puppies or whatever we’re supposed to be doing.

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