If you’re reading this, I assume you’re either a) a Pinterest user or b) just considering giving it a try. Either way, let me tell you why you should (or should not) give it a try.
What is Pinterest?
Simply put, Pinterest is a social media network where users can create virtual pinboards filled with all the things they love. Essentially, it’s like a virtual memory palace where you can organize and store all your favourite things. The catch is that you have to follow a series of guidelines to accurately pin a product (such as an outfit or food item) to these boards.
Before you begin using this social media platform, take some time to learn about it. Not only will this provide you with greater ease when using it (since you know what steps to take), but it will give you a greater understanding of why people (especially women) use this network so much. Here are some interesting tidbits about the popular Pinterest.
What Does it Mean to be a ‘Pinoy Proud’?
If you follow Filipino fashion on Instagram or Twitter, then you’ve probably noticed the phrase ‘pinoy proud’ popping up quite a bit. This is a play on words between the Filipino and the Swedish words for ‘proud’ and ‘pin’ (nóng and hisspidrig). Essentially, this is a combination of two words to show support for both cultures (and yes, the two words can be used separately to still mean the same thing).
The hashtag #pinoyproud has over 19 million views on TikTok. While many people use it to show pride for their nationalities, this hashtag is also used to show support for local fashion and style.
Why Is Pinterest Popular Amongst Women?
If you look at the demographics on Pinterest, you’ll notice that the majority of users are women. In fact, over 60% of users are women. This makes it the perfect network for expressing a feminine side through fashion and lifestyle.
It’s the little things like this that make a big difference. For example, hashtags are all the rage on TikTok right now but on Pinterest, they’re called ‘kitten hashtags’ due to their tendency to be used as a way to organize and share kitten pictures.
Should You Give Pinterest a Try?
If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering ‘should I give Pinterest a try?’. To answer this question, let’s discuss the pros and the cons. On the one hand, Pinterest is a fantastic tool for expanding your social media network and gaining new followers. It’s easy to use and requires little effort. Furthermore, it’s very easy to gain trust and credibility on this platform because of its popularity amongst women. On the other hand, Pinterest users are very vocal on social media about what they like and don’t like. This can lead to potential problems when it comes to representing your brand on this platform. These are just some of the things to consider before taking the plunge into using this social media network. However, if you’re curious about what all the hype is about, then Pinterest is a great place to start.