One of the best pieces of advice I received when I started using Pinterest was from Peg Fitzaptrick who told me to not be just one dimensional on Pinterest but to pin things that show personality, not just pinning business related pins.
I actually have a Geek board where I pin really geeky stuff that gets tons of engagement and repins.
That being said, it still is important to watch what you pin. Especially if your a guy on Pinterest. Listen, I’m not trying to censor anyone here. But it’s important to be really appropriate on Pinterest.
Really!? I didn’t say anything really bad. All I said was really! Come on! Every time you actually bleep me people think I’m really cussing! STOP!
Just like these funny bleeps are making you think I’m saying something I’m really not….an innapopraite or thoughtless pin that shows up in someone else’s stream from you can really cast a bad light on you and can really hurt your reputation on Pinterest.
Guys. I’m talking to us here. Pinterest in the U.S. is still 80% women. If you are doing any sort of Pinning for business, you need to understand your audience. I’ve talked to a lot of female Pinterest influencers and the biggest reason that they will stop following a guy on Pinterest is if they pin stuff that makes them uncomfortable. Supermodels parading around in their unmentionables sometimes probably is not the best idea.
Listen, I like lingerie! Well not for myself, for my wife..nevermind Anyway that’s what secret boards are for. Think about your audience and if there is a question, pin it to a secret board. Or with the new messenger feature you could send it to your wife to see if it’s appropriate for you to pin. And if she locks you out of the house, that was probably a sign that was not something you need to be pinning.
So be smart in what you pin. Remember who your audience is and you’ll be fine.