Pinterest – It’s not Just for Bored Stay-at-Home Moms
I’ll admit it; I was a skeptic. My friends kept talking about Pinterest and I thought, “Good God, please, not another time suck!” I was not looking for recipes, craft ideas or super sweet pictures of basements converted to magical play rooms. No thanks.
And then, Kevin P. Keane happened. If you don’t know who this is, you really should. He runs IAPHC, The Graphic Professionals Resource Network. Cool dude. And he turned me onto Pinterest as a way for us folks to share cool stuff about print.
Those who have never heard of Pinterest, raise your hand. Here is how Wikipedia describes it
“Pinterest is a pinboard-style social photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies and more. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, 're-pin' images to their own collections and or 'like' photos.
“Pinterest's mission is to ‘connect everyone in the world through the things they find interesting’ via a global platform of inspiration and idea sharing. Pinterest is affiliated with both Twitter and Facebook, which allows users to share and interact with a broad community. Founded by Ben Silbermann, of West Des Moines, IA, the site is currently managed by Cold Brew Labs and funded by a small group of entrepreneurs and inventors. It is one of the fastest growing social services in the world.”
Check THIS out:
“Print Is not Dead” represents print lovers from all over the world, showing off printed pieces that they love. It’s a designers dream, has tons of cool applications, and is VERY addictive. The page currently has 678 followers and 736 pinned items.
Spend a few minutes searching around on this website, and you will find some cool stuff that relates to print in all kinds of ways. Granted, you will also find thousands of women who really like shoes, but hey – there’s nothing wrong with that, right? Right?
So now you know. Pinterest - it’s not just for desperate housewives, brides to be, and super crafty moms. You’ll find something on there you can use. Go!
Blogger, author, consultant, coach and all around evangelist for the graphic arts industry, Kelly sold digital printing for 15 years so she understands the challenges, frustrations and pitfalls of building a successful sales practice. Her mission is to help printers of all sizes sell more stuff. Kelly's areas of focus include sales and marketing coaching, enabling clients to find engagement strategies that work for them and mentoring the next generation of sales superstars.
Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and, among other notable accomplishments, co-founded the Windy City Rollers, a professional women's roller derby league. She is also the mother of two sets of twins under the age of ten, so she fears nothing.