I just don’t get Pinterest.
Maybe I haven’t given it a fair shake.
No. Scratch that. I know I haven’t given it a fair shake. I don’t know why, either.
I’m not a Pinterest hater. I don’t want to be like those Twitter haters who say, “I don’t want to tweet about what I’m having for lunch. Who cares?” (The Pinterest equivalent: “Who cares if I pin my recipe for spinach enchiladas?”) I know — intellectually, at least — that there’s more to Pinterest than recipe exchanges, just as there’s more to Twitter than discussing lunch.
But I haven’t taken the Pinterest plunge.
Maybe it has to do with timing. Pinterest arrived on the scene at about the same time as a bad case of social media overload. It happened right about the same time I decided to create a Quora account. (Which is something that makes even less sense to me than Pinterest.) Part of me doesn’t want to wade into yet another social media environment that I don’t have time for.
I get that Pinterest is a valid social media environment, and that colleges and universities are using it as another way to connect with audiences. And according to this post, I shouldn’t overlook its value as a marketing tool.
So maybe it’s time to give Pinterest another look. (I do have a Pinterest account of my very own. But as you’ll discover if you click the link, there’s nothing to see there.)
Maybe you Pinterest fans can convince me in the comments.