The social media networking site I have chosen is Pinterest. All hail Pinterest – I absolutely love this site.
Pinterest is a social network site that allows users to visually share images and videos by posting them on their own page, known as ‘boards’ that have a collection of ‘pins’.
Pinterest (2017) states that, “It’s the world’s catalogue of ideas.”
Anything you can think of, there’s something on Pinterest for it.
Whether you want to have a laugh, learn how to do something, gain knowledge on something, discover new places, find a recipe, or look at some beautiful art. Pinterest has it all.
I use Pinterest for personal use, I don’t use it for networking or anything like that. It’s my own little collection of things I love. It’s fantastic for inspiration.
I have a fair few boards, but my largest boards would be: Art, Music, and Places.
My art board is of mostly street art – the art around the world is just amazing. My music board is of musicians I enjoy, admire, and/or love. Lastly, my places board is of places from all around the world – places I would like to travel to.
As an incredibly visual person, I love this site. It’s inspiring, and it can even fix some of your problems. Whether you need to make something cheaply, say out of an old pallet, Pinterest has your back, or maybe you need to quickly make something because you have guests coming over, Pinterest will promptly find you a recipe. Maybe you need a Life Hack, again Pinterest has your back. Maybe you just need a smile on your face, or a good laugh, Pinterest is all over it. It really covers everything.
I’m not too sure how long I’ve been using Pinterest. I avoided it for ages because I kept getting told it’s addictive. Which is definitely true, you have to watch yourself.
It’s a site that can be used for personal or professional use. A lot of users use their pins as a promotional tool. To promote a website, blog, company, anything really. Pinterest is great because it inspires people to act.
If I were using Pinterest professionally I would be making sure my pins were embedded and had links to a website or blog. I would ensure that my pins were reaching an assortment of boards, by using smart keywords in titles and descriptions.
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