This year (2013), I started a fairly organized Cosplay Pinterest account to:
- Learn more about all the characters out there in the geek and nerd universes;
- See all the variations people put to these characters in their cosplays;
- Form a reference collection of cosplays for those looking for inspiration;
- Learn Pinterest and enjoy my Pinterest experience.
Almost a year later, it’s been successful beyond my dreams with over 4000 followers and 10,000 pins by myself, along with a small amount from others. I am very grateful for the help and followers for the account’s success. However, the time will soon come for me to move on because I have many other things I wish to learn, but want to keep this account alive beyond leaving it open yet static.
Can someone offer me a good realistic solution with some level of details as to what I could do to keep my Cosplay Pinterest account going?
I will try to post my decision early in 2014. I am planning to see the account through till the end of 2013.
Obviously, having others contribute pins would be a key option. Perhaps handing the account over to someone else is the answer. With both, though, finding someone I can trust to do the work at the level done or better is the key challenge. And what if Pinterest allows for monetization like it is currently doing (CNN, Nov 14 2013)? I don’t want to lose all this, but I also would want to find a way to have contributors share in the monetization, not that I’m expecting big money or anything. I know lots of people have thousands of followers or more.
Or perhaps finding a way to moderate how much time I spend on my account is the answer. After all, I’ve already got plenty of characters and versions of characters. It’s not like I need many more. Perhaps I should just up the level required to get pinned from now on. Double standard, yes, as poorer quality cosplays will have made it, but I certainly don’t have the time to clean out pins if I’m already worrying about time to add more pins!
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Found you on Pinterest. Looks like you and I are in the same boat. I started my Pinterest account in late 2012 for similar reasons stated in your post. Additionally, I wanted “CosplayKlector” to reenforce the idea that cosplay doesn’t need to adhere to the stereotype that it’s all about bare skin and latex.
Let me know if you come up with a solution to your New Year’s resolution; I’m planning to “log out” at Christmas 2014 as well. Hopefully, we both possess the will to just—stop—after a year+ of religious pinning to our cosplay boards.
Props on organizing your boards by character—that’s a lot of scrolling every time you pin! And for finding your own material too. My favorite resources have been primary sources by cosplayers and photographers on Deviantart, Flickr, Tumblr, and facebook. Only recently have I stumbled upon worthy aggregators.
Best wishes and Happy T-day!