I signed up to Pinterest ages ago, forgot about it, and lost my password.
Then last week I was speaking (as part of a panel of fitness journalists) at the Fitness Industry Association’s monthly communications forum, and one of the other speakers gave some stats about Pinterest which encouraged me to hit that “forgot your password?” link and get stuck in. The take-home fact was that Pinterest is the fastest-growing social networking site in history. And, in the UK, the gender split of Pinterest users is far more balanced than elsewhere, and actually slightly weighted towards the chaps (56% male and 44% female).
Well. 24 hours later and I’m addicted. I woke up the next day thinking about boards I simply must create. I got a thrill when someone repinned one of my pins. Then Jamie Eason started following my boards and, well, that was that.
Do you pin (what’s the official verb for one who uses Pinterest?) Are you a….er… Pinner? (?) Here’s a great beginners’ guide from Mashable and a fab infographic from econsultancy (thank you to my social media guru Melanie at Scarletta Media for the links!) Apparently it’s going to be the social network to watch in 2012. I don’t know about that. I just love the pretty pictures.
Find me on Pinterest here. Leave me a comment with your Pinterest link so I can check out your pins! ;D
Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.