Re-blogged from MyLifeScoop. A Man’s Guide to Pinterest by Brett McKay
My first encounter with Pinterest was a few years ago when my sister started sharing her “pins” on Facebook. Intrigued by the fact that my not-so-tech-savvy sister was an early adopter of a web service that I had never heard of, I had to check it out.
After a few seconds of browsing, I realized that I had stumbled upon the mom and housewife neighborhood of the internet. There was nothing but endless rows of pictures of women’s clothes, cute crafts, and intricately decorated cupcakes. Sure, some of the food recipes looked good, but I knew right away that I wasn’t Pinterest’s primary demographic. So I surfed away, sure I’d never return.
Fast-forward a year later. Pinterest had exploded and the web was abuzz about it. As a person who makes their living online, I couldn’t ignore it, so I revisited the site. While pins of crafts and updo hairstyles still dominated, I did see a sprinkling of some manly stuff pinned by men.
Heartened by these brave lads, I began using Pinterest a bit more and I quickly discovered the appeal. Since using Pinterest regularly, I’ve cooked a few hearty, delicious man-food recipes for myself and my family, and I’ve found a few ideas for weekend DIY projects that I can build for my son, Gus.
Despite the inroads made by some men, Pinterest is still primarily used by women. According to recent estimates over 80% of users are female. So finding stuff that appeals to the guys can be tricky if you don’t know where to look.
Below I offer a Pinterest roadmap to help men navigate this primarily female domain. Enjoy.
Are you a man on Pinterest? Do you follow any “manly” pinboards? Share your links below!