Pinterest is a fast-growing social media site that appeals to women of all ages. It is a wonderful hub for storing recipes, crafting ideas, fashion tips and more. According to comScore, Pinterest ranks 3rd in social media sites for time spent on the site. The average Pinterest user spends 98 minutes a month on the site browsing and pinning new items.
So, what makes Pinterest so appealing to so many women? Well, first of all the site is attractive with beautiful pictures of food, places, living spaces, fashions, etc. When visiting the site a user is drawn to these images and finds it easy to scroll through and select items of interest. Personally, I am always drawn to the recipes and easy crafting projects.
The ease of pinning also makes the site attractive. Users simply scroll over an image and have the option to instantly repin it onto one of their own boards, like it or make a comment on it. Alternately, users can click on an image to learn more about it before pinning it to their boards. For example if I like how a recipe looks, I will always click on it to see how simple it is to make before repining it. If it looks like something I’d be willing to try, I pin it. In addition to pinning, you can also follow other users to see what they pin.
With all of the time spent on Pinterest, do people really use what they have pinned? I’d say that most people use some of what they find on Pinterest. Many teacher friends of mine are using Pinterest ideas in their classrooms. I have friends that post pictures of Pinterest projects they have completed on Facebook and I have also recently noticed Pinterest projects popping up in my friend’s homes.
I recently attended a Pinterest party in which everyone brought a dish made with a Pinterest recipe. This made for a great dinner party! We also discussed and shared other project ideas we have pinned and created. The party was a wonderful way to share ideas from one of the fastest growing websites in history.
Pinterest can be a useful resource for those interested in cooking, fashion, hobbies, travel and many other topics. Wilmington Parent has several Pinterest boards: check out our pinnings.