I Am A MAN – I Don’t Pinterest!

Okay, that’s not necessarily true.

I do Pinterest. Well, so far, I pinterested twice.  I think.

That just sounds dirty.  “I pinterested***.”

screenshot of pinterest

screenshot of Pinterest

Problem is, I’m not sure, as a diy artsy kind of guy talking about art and making art, and how we need to just “get in there and get our hands dirty,” I’m a bit afraid of Pinterest. More afraid of it than I am of a chainsaw, and I’ve got a great chainsaw-accident story if you haven’t heard it yet.

I don’t understand it (Pinterest).  It seems so focused on photos of pretty dresses and glamorous shoes, I’m not sure where my art comes into play– I guess I’m not even allowed to promote my own stuff there.  That’s why I’m not sure why I should even TRY to use it.

So confused right now.  I know it’s on the “list” of places to market, but it seems so counter-intuitive to self-promotion.

Somebody help. School me on Pinterest and why I should care.

Or, you know, “pinterest” a bunch of my images on this site.  Would that work for you?


***BTW, I know the term is “pin” it.

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Jason Sipe Jason Sipe (68 Posts)

Jason Sipe is an artist, craftsman and writer. He has spent the last 20 years working in the art and media fields. He now turns to this blog and helping others learn about creating art as his main focus.

One thought on “I Am A MAN – I Don’t Pinterest!

  1. I Pinterest, too, and yes, I’m a woman, but I also have a section with a number of muscle cars… http://pinterest.com/adornmejewelry/want/

    The top part of my page is very pretty. I’m a color person, and right now, aqua and purple rule the page. But as you scroll down, it gets a bit less girly. I do think Pinterest is mostly for women, but I see a number of guys on there, too. I also use it to promote my businesses, so there’s that, too.

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