Lindsay Bell

Dear Pinterest: I Loathe You No Longer

By: Lindsay Bell | October 10, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Lindsay Bell.

Ahhhh, Pinterest. How I’ve loved to loath you all these years.

Well, actually, it’s only been a couple of years, hasn’t it?

You little spunky punk, you.

You’ve done fairly well for yourself, I won’t take that away from you.

You made Time magazine’s list of “50 Best Websites of 2011.”

You managed to edge out LinkedIn, YouTube, and Google+ as a top driver of referral traffic to retailers.

Heck, by the end of 2011 you were one of the top 10 largest social networking sites out there!

But you weren’t gonna stop there, were you Pinterest? No way. By early 2012 you scored 11.7 million unique monthly U.S. visitors – making you the first standalone site in history to have passed the 10 million mark so quickly.

And still I loathed you. In fact, I probably triple-loathed you, because gosh darnit, you were succeeding!

Virtual Corkboard = Dumb Idea

Nope, I was way too cool for Pinterest. I don’t sew or knit or cook or make candle holders out of Mason jars. Uh uh. No way. So lame, right?

A site to virtually pin things? Dumbest idea I’ve ever heard. So what? You find a picture of something, you bookmark it, right? You stumble upon an incredible article that you must read, but you don’t have time? You email the URL to yourself, right? You have the entire Internet already set up as your instant pin board for heaven’s sake! Why create yet another place to log in and check updates and follow people, yadda yadda. Nope. Stooopid.

And don’t get me started on the demographics! Sheeesh. Small minded Midwestern stay at home moms who like to bake and do crafts with their kids. Two more things I loath (er, crafts and baking – not stay at home moms – though I don’t much like small mindedness either).

And then Gini Dietrich hopped on the bandwagon. Hopped? She was up front and center with her trombone and marching boots on! She was a veritable Macy’s Day Parade float of love for Pinterest.

And because I respect Gini and her big brain so much, I started to……warm to the idea. I did of course continue to tease her mercilessly about how lame Pinterest was, but inside, secretly, I was slowly thawing out.

Hmmm, Ok, That’s Interesting

I read more articles about it. Saw how companies as disparate as Whole Foods and Major League Baseball were using it to increase brand visibility and fan engagement, and run contests and digital marketing campaigns.

And I finally signed up. Though I was warming, I was still feeling pretty Grinch’y about the whole phenomenon, and the fact that I had just quit smoking wasn’t helping any. I started to poke around a bit. Very reluctantly, and still with a giant chip on my shoulder, mind you. I followed Gini (who pins super stylish stuff by the way), and found a few other people I never dreamed I would see on Pinterest (I’m talking to YOU David Jones).

You know where I’m heading with this already, correct? That ‘small mindedness’ I mentioned a few paragraphs ago? Turns out I was the one suffering from small mindedness – at the very least I had a pretty good case of closed mindedness.

Pin All The Things!

I frikken love Pinterest!!!!

I finally get it. It simply makes perfect sense. Having one place for all the neat things you want to remember and/or check out later? Sweet! Creating a folder for all the upcoming home renovations – dream or reality? Fantastic! Filling a file online with pics of decorating ideas or amazing furniture? Much better than constantly tripping over the real life files I have here at home. No more tearing pages out of magazines? Double plus bonus!

And don’t get me started on all the neato stuff that all the other Pinterest users have already found and pinned. It’s a smorgasbord of delights and desires (which might eventually be a bad thing, but that’s another blog post)!

So, cut me up a big’ ol slice of humble pie. I will admit I was wrong. And that, my friends, is the moral of this story.

It’s ok to not immediately get distracted by every bright shiny new thing that’s out there in the social space. It’s ok to follow your gut – even if it turns out your gut’s way off base – because I don’t know about you, but my gut has rarely failed me, even in situations much graver than “Is Pinterest just for craft geeks?”

It’s ok to be wrong.

So take my advice. Whether you’re a big name brand who didn’t have the resources to invest in a new platform, or just a person like me – a late adopting, cynical, rabble rouser who never wants to follow the crowd but who usually ends up doing just that – admit you’re wrong, poke a little fun at yourself, and get pinning!!

Lindsay Bell is the content director at Arment Dietrich, and works in Toronto. A former TV producer, she’s a strong advocate of three minutes or less of video content. She has a cool kid, a patient husband, and two annoying cats. 

About Lindsay Bell


Lindsay Bell is the content director at V3 Marketing, and works in Toronto. A former TV producer, she’s a strong advocate of three minutes or less of video content. She has a cool kid, a patient husband, two annoying cats, and Hank Dawge, a Vizsla/Foxhound/moose hybrid. Ok, maybe not moose.

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KenMueller
3 years 9 months ago

Kinda funny how you’re on board now, in light of Gini’s post from this morning. Good job. Can I interest you in any 8-track tapes?

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@KenMueller LOL – just a coincidence, I promise!

KenMueller
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay It’ll be like South Park “Lindsay killed Pinterest!”

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@KenMueller HAHAHAHA!! That’s hilarious!

RebeccaTodd
3 years 9 months ago

@KenMueller There is a new adapter that plugs in to your Walkman and transfer the tracks to your iPod- perhaps a similar device for 8 tracks exists!

ginidietrich
3 years 9 months ago

@KenMueller This made me LAUGH OUT LOUD!!

RebeccaTodd
3 years 9 months ago

Yay Lindsay in her own words! I also have been resisting the Pinterest. I have an unclaimed invitation just waiting there… Soul sister, you have summed up all the reasons I have so far avoided this site. But number 9 on today’s list of action is talking to boss man about the business applications for Pinterest. I just needed to be able to align my self-styled punk-rock-iscism with the crafting crew…thank you for paving the way! Maybe, just maybe, I could pin all the Robert Downey Junior pics in one super sexy place…

Erin F.
3 years 9 months ago

@RebeccaTodd I only resist because I would get sucked into some space-time vortex. I did, however, recommend the platform to a non-profit I was helping. Setting up the account reaffirmed why I must refrain from joining the Pinterest ranks for the time being.

ExtremelyAvg
3 years 9 months ago

@Erin F.  @RebeccaTodd I’ve been avoiding Pinterest, but I’m pretty sure I’m missing out. I want to play, too.

RebeccaTodd
3 years 9 months ago

@ExtremelyAvg  @Erin F. Full disclosure- just met with the boss and told him I think we should look at Pinterest for the biz… Need some stats on who the main demographic is. Help?

Erin F.
3 years 9 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @ExtremelyAvg I’d have to do some digging for that, too. The non-profit I helped was the driving force. I just happened to mention yet another harebrained idea to the person in charge, which meant that I got to dive into Pinterest without knowing anything.

Erin F.
3 years 9 months ago

@ExtremelyAvg  @RebeccaTodd I have limited play time. We should work on that. I need more play time.

RebeccaTodd
3 years 9 months ago

@Erin F.  @ExtremelyAvg The push back is that my major demographic is men ages 40+. I need to gather some data to see if my peeps even play here. The data says they are LinkedIn users, but I would like to find another avenue of approach.

Erin F.
3 years 9 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @ExtremelyAvg You have a tough demographic.
 
Does Pinterest share data about its user base?

thejoshuawilner
3 years 9 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @Erin F.  @ExtremelyAvg I am a fan of that particular demographic. It is where all the brains and cool in the world is located, not that I am biased or anything.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @Erin F.  @ExtremelyAvg Really tough demographic.

Erin F.
3 years 9 months ago

@thejoshuawilner  @RebeccaTodd  @ExtremelyAvg See, that’s why it’s hard to market to you – how are we supposed to market to the people who already are too cool for school and super-smart? 😉
 
P.S. I didn’t say I disliked the demographic, just that’s a tough one.

ExtremelyAvg
3 years 9 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @Erin F. I’m 45 and I want to play there. I’m still, after over an hour now, not sure how to pin a post of mine to Pinterest.
 
I get the impression that it is really easy. It is making me feel stupid.
 
I need a cupcake.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@ExtremelyAvg  @RebeccaTodd  @Erin F. This made me laugh OUT LOUD.

RebeccaTodd
3 years 9 months ago

@Erin F.  @thejoshuawilner  @ExtremelyAvg In person it’s an easy demographic to sell to because they will quite happily tell you how smart and cool they are and all I have to do is agree. How to I translate that to Pinterest?

Erin F.
3 years 9 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @thejoshuawilner  @ExtremelyAvg We should have a Google chat and see if we can devise a solution for you. Oh, oh, maybe you should ask Kaarina. She’ll tell them to quit thinking they’re smart and cool and to start acting like they’re smart and cool – by joining Pinterest, of course.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@RebeccaTodd Rebecca, I was punk before you were BORN! ;D If *I* joined – any self styled punker rocker can join. Loved your “crafting crew” dig, btw! And please devote a board just to RDJ – or I just might do it first!

RebeccaTodd
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay I still have my 20 hole green docs. Just sayin’.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@TMBAdvertising Thanks for the share! 🙂

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TMBAdvertising
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay Always looking for informed opinion. Thanks for the article

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@zodot Thanks for the share! 🙂 @SpinSucks @EricTTung

zodot
zodot
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay Happy to! Welcome to the dark side 🙂

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@zodot I’m a’scared. 😉

zodot
zodot
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay I’m so glad we’ve been chatting on Twitter. It’s been a long time!

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@zodot That’s a very nice thing to say, Zoe, me too. And it has been a long time! 🙂 You’re well?

zodot
zodot
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay I am! Busy but good. Leaving for a conference in San Diego on Sunday and then moving to Edmonton the day after I get back! You?

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@zodot Wow, busy month. Things are great here, working from home again, which I love, and trying to stay off the smokes! LOL

ExtremelyAvg
3 years 9 months ago

Okay, so it is a place to store things you don’t want to lose track of, is that basically it? I’m trying to understand Pinterest and struggling a bit.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@ExtremelyAvg Well, not exactly – and I am new at the PInterest game, but there have been many articles and clear stats on how Pinterest can fit into a digital marketing plan and be very beneficial. As for the “keep track of things” aspect – I was speaking more from the perspective of the individual user.

ExtremelyAvg
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay Okay, so I need to go find some articles that will explain why it rocks?

ExtremelyAvg
3 years 9 months ago

Okay, I’m on Pinterest now and I want to pin this post to a board called “Blogs I like”. I used the button on the left, and it gave me a pop-up to pin it. I picked the board from the drop down and viola…nothing happened.  🙁

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@ExtremelyAvg I wish I could help you more, but I’m not kidding when I say I just started using Pinterest. I’m still feeling my way around the platform myself! 🙂

ginidietrich
3 years 9 months ago

@ExtremelyAvg Do you want me to come help you??

ExtremelyAvg
3 years 9 months ago

I have another question. I avoid posting photos on FB, because of their TOS and the fear that they won’t respect my copyright.
 
Is that an issue with Pinterest?

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@ExtremelyAvg Here’s a pretty thorough article from the Washington Post on the issue – http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/pinterest-addresses-copyright-concerns/2012/03/15/gIQAijAFES_story.html – and more from the Pinterest website: “It is Pinterest’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.” There have been

flemingsean
flemingsean
3 years 9 months ago
@ExtremelyAvg    I think there’s a general point to be made about the ‘sharing’ nature of the internet. You post something online, there’s a good chance someone will share it or copy it without even knowing there is such a thing as copyright.   Even this morning, I found a well-known London PR agency using images on its blog that are copyrighted – and there’s no way in hell they got permission from the rightsholder.   I have a few of my own photographs on Pinterest. Lots of people have ‘liked’ them, shared them (repinned) and so on.   Has… Read more »
belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@flemingsean  @ExtremelyAvg I think you’re there already Sean! LOL I heart you – what a beautiful, eloquent comment. 🙂

ginidietrich
3 years 9 months ago

@flemingsean  And you like cupcakes and shoes. Who needs anything more?

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@ginidietrich  @flemingsean Sean’s a bit of a renaissance man.

flemingsean
flemingsean
3 years 9 months ago

@ginidietrich 
Fairy cakes, Gini..!  I’m British.  They’re fairy cakes.  One eats them whilst drinking one’s tea.

flemingsean
flemingsean
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  @ginidietrich Just for the record, I might be a ‘renaissance man’ but I’m not a fan of musical theatre.

ginidietrich
3 years 9 months ago

@flemingsean Right. Fairy cakes. Fairy cakes. Fairy cakes.

Erin F.
3 years 9 months ago

@flemingsean  @ginidietrich I have to find a way to use the word “whilst” in a conversation.

ExtremelyAvg
3 years 9 months ago
@flemingsean I was actually concerned with whether Pinterest considered a photo their property once it was submitted. I remember a time when this was the case with FB TOS. I don’t know if that is still the case, but I don’t post my images on FB out of that fear.   I like the thought of people RePinning my stuff. If they copy and save my image to use elsewhere, I’d likely not know, but if I found out, I’d sue them. It is much easier for photographers to sue than people realize. I’m a stock photographer so I’ve learned about… Read more »
flemingsean
flemingsean
3 years 9 months ago
@ExtremelyAvg  My understanding is that they acknowledge the copyright holder and you don’t lose rights when you put your stuff on Pinterest.   In fact, they emailed users back in May of this year to clarify that they are not attempting to claim sufficient rights or ownership that would allow them to sell your copyrighted works, nor do they intend to ever do that.  That, for me, is a nice approach to untangling some of the legal BS that works its way into the ToS.  🙂   There are other issues of course, around suing for example,  If I’m in… Read more »
ExtremelyAvg
3 years 9 months ago

@flemingsean You may be right about crossing boarders and difficulty.

ginidietrich
3 years 9 months ago

Bwahahahaah! I’m so pleased! PIN ALL THE THINGS! You know what I really love about your being on Pinterest? I learn something new about you every time you pin something. All that jewelry you were posting last weekend? That’s good information to have. You know, in case I ever need to buy you a gift.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@ginidietrich Wheeeeee!! Gini’s buying me a present!!

ginidietrich
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay You know, IN CASE I ever need to buy you a gift.

KenMueller
3 years 9 months ago

@ginidietrich  @belllindsay Start pinning more expensive stuff!

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@KenMueller  @ginidietrich Oh, I have some big diamond rings on there! 😉

KenMueller
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  @ginidietrich No. Cars. Boats. Stuff like that.

kateupdates
3 years 9 months ago

@ginidietrich  @belllindsay Way to cover your tracks, Gini 😉

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@ginidietrich Seriously though, you’re right, and that disturbed me a little – people seeing inside my head, kinda sorta. Now everyone know’s what kind of furniture I like, etc.. I’m can’t put it into words right now but it gave me pause.

ginidietrich
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay It’s like when David Svet got on there in the beginning and all he pinned were pictures of rabbits. I was like, WTH Svet??

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@ginidietrich  See, that would seriously disturb me.

RebeccaTodd
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  @ginidietrich See, that’s what disturbs me.  It would be like everyone seeing my Grooveshark playlists…way too personal for this introvert…

ryancox
ryancox
3 years 9 months ago

Huh, that’s odd. You went through the same process of love to hate about me @belllindsay . At least you’re consistent. This was hilarious, and had a great “takeaway” point too. I have another comment that I’ll DM to you. (I’m playing nice on your board @ginidietrich , please take notice!)

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@ryancox  @ginidietrich HAHA! I think it took me longer to like PInterest though. 😉 Cheers!

jelenawoehr
3 years 9 months ago

This is exactly my relationship with Pinterest. “Bluh, cooking” to “CUTE ANIMALS?! SIGN ME UP I PIN YOUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!” Except it took me more like two weeks.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@jelenawoehr HAHAHAHA! Love that. It’s true – I’m all about decorating/furniture/household porn these days. And helllooooo PInterest! You really deliver the goods! 🙂

thejoshuawilner
3 years 9 months ago

I am on there but not because I love it. Don’t really hate it either, just feel like I am stuck having to be a part of the damn collective because…

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@thejoshuawilner Because why?

thejoshuawilner
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  Professional reasons.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@thejoshuawilner And there you have it. PIN ALL THE THINGS!!!

thejoshuawilner
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  It is still pretty girly out there.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@thejoshuawilner Agreed.

KenMueller
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  @thejoshuawilner Psh. Get on there and make it manly. Start pinning jock straps and power tools and other manly things to boards!

KenMueller
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  @thejoshuawilner Oh, and Josh…I don’t know if you’re single or not, but seems to me that a girly platform like Pinterest would be a great place for a guy to show off  his sensitive side and…you know…meet chicks. I’m married so it doesn’t do my any good. But my daughter is on there. I hope some rich guys start following her boards…

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@KenMueller  @thejoshuawilner Nice, Dad. 😉 Though he has a point, Josh!

KenMueller
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  @thejoshuawilner She has a board on there where she pins all her wedding ideas, most of which are very expensive. AND SHE HAS NO BOYFRIEND!!! I retaliated by creating a board with ladders and the like, to encourage her to elope.

flemingsean
flemingsean
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  @thejoshuawilner Two things I’d say here…. 1) you’re clearly following the wrong people; 2) nothing wrong with ‘girly’ (whatever that is).

thejoshuawilner
3 years 9 months ago

@flemingsean 1) That is a silly comment to make. We didn’t say who I do or don’t follow.
 
2) I never said there was anything good or bad about ‘girly.”  I suppose we could make all sorts of inferences and assumptions about it, but why would we.
 
 @belllindsay

thejoshuawilner
3 years 9 months ago
@KenMueller  @belllindsay Ken, you are Mullerific so you don’t need to worry about showing off your sensitive side.   I had mine surgically removed. It kept getting in the way and when combined with the limited bit of Canadian blood that flows inside of me I didn’t speak my mind for fear of insulting people.   Now I am fully qualified to speak my mind without fear of consequence which I suppose puts me in the perfect position to root for Boston and or Philly.   Neither of those things will happen because I am a die hard LA fan, but… Read more »
flemingsean
flemingsean
3 years 9 months ago

@thejoshuawilner @belllindsay
Joshua… I was kidding. Apologies for not being obvious about it. You’re right, I was being silly. It was an attempt at humour. No offence intended.

kateupdates
3 years 9 months ago

@KenMueller  @belllindsay  @thejoshuawilner LOL

RebeccaTodd
3 years 9 months ago

@KenMueller  @belllindsay  @thejoshuawilner Hah Ken wins. And, speaking as a single woman, I am sick to death of men’s sensitive sides. Instead make a board just about sandpaper. Now THAT’S sexy.

KenMueller
3 years 9 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @belllindsay  @thejoshuawilner Sandpaper is sexy? I’m not sure how to interpret that…

RebeccaTodd
3 years 9 months ago

@KenMueller  @belllindsay  @thejoshuawilner I have a 111 year old house. Sandpaper is very sexy.

kateupdates
3 years 9 months ago
@belllindsay, I really like how you write. It’s entertaining to read and I think your personality really shines through. I appreciate your skepticism about Pinterest, although I think I’m more in the @ginidietrich  camp on this one … I loved Pinterest since the first moment I laid eyes on its alluringly vivid images. I thought it was a marketer’s dream tool and have found it very useful in relationship building, increasing brand awareness and creating/reinforcing brand likability and relatability.   There’s so much to be gained from Pinterest. Perhaps Facebook’s “Want” button was even inspired by it. Regardless, I love… Read more »
belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@kateupdates  @ginidietrich Thanks so much for the compliment Kate, I really appreciate it! Yes, I was sure I could never be turned, but like all good *koff recovering* addicts, one little hit was all it took! lol Perhaps I’m replacing smokes with Pinterest!? That’s it!!! 🙂

kateupdates
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  @ginidietrich Sounds like a healthier addiction to me. Although I have been reading about internet addiction lately and … yeah, still better than smoking! LOL

Carmelo
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  @kateupdates  @ginidietrich yes, a much better addiction than smoking! I’m studying up on Guru Addictions … just don’t go there Lindsay, okay? And I’m with Kate … a very very fun read! 🙂

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@TroyClaus Thanks for the RT Troy. 😉 @ginidietrich

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@Matecumbe_Mktg HA! Yes indeed! 🙂 cc @ginidietrich

GeoffReiner
3 years 9 months ago

Hey @belllindsay , I’m with @kateupdates on this one. Very well written and I certainly appreciate your sense of humour!  I am just rounding the corner into the Pinterest world. Not entirely sure why just yet but I’m sure I will find a reason… 
 
Thanks again!!

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@GeoffReiner  @kateupdates Cheers, Geoff, you’ll have to let me know your thoughts on it as you start pinning. 😀

barrettrossie
3 years 9 months ago

@GeoffReiner   @kateupdates  I agree, wonderfully written, @belllindsayBut that doesn’t change the fact that Pinterest is for girls.
 
It’s in their terms of use, for cryin’ out loud.

kateupdates
3 years 9 months ago

@barrettrossie @GeoffReiner @belllindsay the fact that its geared toward girls is just another reason why it makes so much marketing sense! Women are statistically the buying decision makers 🙂 didn’t know it was in their terms of use though …

GeoffReiner
3 years 9 months ago

@kateupdates  @barrettrossie  @GeoffReiner  @belllindsay 
 
lol I’m laughing because I know it’s true…  Women also make much more strategic and sound business decisions. Barrett it looks like we have some statistics to work on!

kateupdates
3 years 9 months ago

@GeoffReiner  @barrettrossie  @belllindsay That’s a nice compliment for women, Geoff! I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that we are typically the ones shopping haha!

GeoffReiner
3 years 9 months ago

@kateupdates  @barrettrossie  @belllindsay 
 
I think this is where I have so repeatedly been taught to quit while I’m ahead 😛

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@barrettrossie  @GeoffReiner  @kateupdates HA! That’s the biggest thing that kept me away for so long – so girly!! But it really is what you make it Barrett. Come on, explore your feminine side with me!

RebeccaTodd
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  @barrettrossie  @GeoffReiner  @kateupdates Barrett and Lindsay discovering their feminine sides…now this I gotta see…may be my reason for finally joining!

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @barrettrossie  @GeoffReiner  @kateupdates BAHAHAHA!! Funny, I’m so NOT girly (swear a lot, love doc martins and combat boots, never wear dresses, etc.) yet I can’t leave the house without my hair done and makeup on!

RebeccaTodd
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  @barrettrossie  @GeoffReiner  @kateupdates We are going to have to fix the dress thing stat. I refuse to wear pants. What have they done for me lately?!?

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @barrettrossie  @GeoffReiner  @kateupdates Not unless I’m wearing my Spanx. 😉

GeoffReiner
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  @RebeccaTodd  @barrettrossie  @kateupdates 
 
Lindsay, we should create a brother company where we only pin man stuff like fast cars, hunting stuff, power tools, bad words, army boots and mustaches. I’m thinking MANterest. Thoughts?
 
That way @KenMueller will join too 😉

RebeccaTodd
3 years 9 months ago

@GeoffReiner  @belllindsay  @barrettrossie  @kateupdates  @KenMueller Manterest works, as Nail-Gun-terest doesn’t fall trippingly off the tongue.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @GeoffReiner  @barrettrossie  @kateupdates  @KenMueller Love it.

KenMueller
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay  @RebeccaTodd  @GeoffReiner  @barrettrossie  @kateupdates Well, if you really want it to be manly, you’ll call it Kenterest…

RebeccaTodd
3 years 9 months ago

@KenMueller  @belllindsay  @GeoffReiner  @barrettrossie  @kateupdates Kenterest! YES!!!

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Carmelo
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay I don’t know. I love the post but I don’t know … I think (i know) women have more mental processors than men do. Not sure why it was designed that way but my computer brain is a single processor so i can’t juggle that many things. Very jealous. I don’t even think I could be trained. Women have tried, believe me.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@Carmelo “That many things” as in another social spot to log into/monitor? Or “that many things” as in all the pretty pictures…? One thing I’ve found about Pinterest is that I only dip into it a few times a week. It really feels like a place to go for a break from all the other more engagement driven social spaces out there. Kind of a quiet place, if you know what I mean. Just a thought. 🙂

Carmelo
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay Well, I meant having so many places to monitor, whew! I suppose I was thinking of it as another “thing” I had to do (build a pinterest site) to market my blog but you were looking at it from a perspective of relaxation and entertainment. Finding neat things to explore? Okay, I can see that. 🙂

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@barrettrossie Thanks for the share, girly man! 😉

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@suddenlyjamie Cheers Jamie! 🙂

suddenlyjamie
suddenlyjamie
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay Back atcha. Happy you and Pinterest made up. 😉

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@iarlabyrne Cheers, thanks for the share! 🙂

iarlabyrne
iarlabyrne
3 years 9 months ago

@belllindsay you’re welcome!

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@jocmbarnett Thanks for the share John! 🙂

Anthony_Rodriguez
3 years 9 months ago

Hmmm, was admitting your love of Pinterest part of the deal to work with Gini? 🙂

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@Anthony_Rodriguez Shhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

sohinibaliga
sohinibaliga
3 years 9 months ago

@geoffliving “Small minded Midwestern stay at home moms who like to bake and do crafts with their kids.” Unnecessary and off-putting.

geoffliving
geoffliving
3 years 9 months ago

@sohinibaliga That was on @ginidietrich blog. I’ll let her respond.

sohinibaliga
sohinibaliga
3 years 9 months ago

@geoffliving And yes, I know you didn’t write that. Just sharing. Thanks for the link.

mylefttom
mylefttom
3 years 9 months ago

Great article! I still have no need for Pinterest, but I get it (always did, really). Think about it this way: Say you have a passion for something and want to post about it all the time, and you need a forum where people don’t complain about that. That’s Pinterest. Now say you suck at photography, like I do, you’re still SOL…

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@mylefttom Thanks, and I love what you said re: people not complaining about it. Maybe that’s the magic. I’m sure you don’t suck at photography (there’s always Instagram…?) !! LOL

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 9 months ago

@garyjmag Cheers Gary, thanks for sharing the article! 🙂

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SunaInteriorDes
SunaInteriorDes
3 years 9 months ago

@radiojaja @ginidietrich fantastic blog post! Pinterest had me at hello, and I ain’t just a baking mum!

SunaInteriorDes
SunaInteriorDes
3 years 9 months ago

@radiojaja @ginidietrich fantastic blog post! Pinterest had me at hello, and I def ain’t just a baking mum! http://t.co/40b9Lc24

MariaFrangieh
MariaFrangieh
3 years 9 months ago

@markwschaefer @ginidietrich great article thanks for sharing 🙂 i love pintetest

emilyjmc
emilyjmc
3 years 9 months ago

@KaryD likewise. Hardly look at it anymore.

KaryD
KaryD
3 years 9 months ago

@emilyjmc I hate to neglect it but…yeah….

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