This week’s post might be more of a personal opinion, but I’m sure there are others that feel the same as me. When I’m looking for accounts to follow on Pinterest and see a board like this...
...I immediately hit the back button.
I don’t care what Internet strangers find funny. And most of this kind of content is ugly and bad. Get on tumblr if you want to find and share funny content.
BUT DON’T DELETE THEM
Okay, maybe that was harsh. You can still use Pinterest to save funny stuff, but you might consider making these boards private. Maintain your outward image of cool, collected DIY goddess and hide your Minions meme secret shame.
I’m tempted to tell you to hide all your weird celebrity crush boards too, but when a sultry pic of Gael Garcia Bernal pops up in my feed, I’m not exactly mad about it. Fandom communities of all kinds are prominent on Pinterest (I still think they’re better suited for tumblr, but whatever) so you might get followers just by really loving those boys from Supernatural (what even happens on that show? They joust with their chiseled chins?).
But Pinterest is an aesthetics-driven platform, so always be mindful of how your boards look, and understand that it might affect how long people stay on your page (and if they ultimately choose to follow you). Appealing to niche interests may not be the way to go. If you want to upgrade your look on Pinterest, check out this previous entry about board covers.
Like I said, this week’s post is more of a personal take. It’s definitely possible that you’ll get followers looking to add to their own “humor” boards because of your collections of funny stuff, but a bunch of strangers swapping marriage jokes in Comic Sans sounds like my personal hell.
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