As a social media junkie, I have at least tried most social media platforms, but the initial appeal and usefulness of Pinterest eluded me. Sure, my wife and her friends raved on and on about all the recipes and decorating ideas and pretty clothes and cute pictures they’d seen and “pinned,” but I didn’t have a clue as to how or why I would want to use it. I also didn’t know a single other dude who was using it. I grew up with three sisters and no brothers, however, so being one of the relatively few guys using Pinterest didn’t scare me. Undaunted, I set up an account.
My first impression of Pinterest was similar to my buddy Joe’s:
“I have to wade through bazillions of photos of lacy dresses and cakes to see anything I’m remotely interested in on Pinterest.”