If you pin on Pinterest more for your needs than to get followers, this is a faster way to pin and keep your pins all organized rather than pinning one item to the proper board all the time. It’s also “quieter” because only your followers who follow one specific board, or every board, will see what you’re pinning. But if you were pinning primarily to get followers, and would want as many people to see as many pins as possible all the time, then this isn’t for you.
Facebook had given users a “See First” option in July to let users determine what they want to see first from their Facebook “friends” rather than having to rely on Facebook algorithms. Or perhaps who to stalk, depending on the user and user intent that can always warp even the best of well-intended matters.
It’s a little harder to stalk on Pinterest given the lack of social bonding between most users with the way it’s used. People just follow others, in full or in part of select boards only. You have to make an effort to get to know somebody rather than just pictures of whatever they care about posted in your feed. There’s hardly any commenting done by most. You might as well be ordering pins related to themes, which you can rather than follow people, and have to put up with on the Picked for you feature Pinterest has. If they haven’t allowed an opt out to that, they should, but I’m here to talk about something else.
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.