Silly Internet, Pinterest Isn’t Just for Girls

Being one of the few men who are rabid fans of Pinterest has me feeling a lot like the Trix rabbit. I’ve found a service from which I derive immense enjoyment, but I’m continuously told it’s a service not designed for me. “Silly boy, Pinterest is for girls” is usually part of the conversation at some point, which only further makes me feel like I’m experiencing some strange 90s cartoon deja vu. I’m with the rabbit on this one: Trix isn’t just for prepubescent bipeds, and Pinterest isn’t all wedding boards and home decor.

Here are some great ways to use pinterest if you happen to be a non-girl

(1 Swag Board

Yes it’s true, conspicuous display of your possessions to the entire world is a classic man tactic. Why not use one of the most viral social media platforms to show off your sweet stuff for all the world to see?

(2 Gender Neutral Beverages That Everyone Enjoys.

Love coffee? Make a coffee board. Brewing fanatic? Concoct a tasty fermented goodness image collection. The list is endless. What’s more, since the topic is not demonstrative of a specific gender, all the more repins for you. Nothing is more manly than going viral.









(3 Use Pinterest as a Learning Tool

By far one of the coolest uses I’ve seen for Pinterest has come from my Twitter buddy @RobSommerfeldt. He has an entire series of boards dedicated to music recording and production tutorials, all neatly organized via category and type. The visual layout of Pinterest does a great job of sorting out the sheer number of videos he posts, so you can browse an immense collection of tutorials with ease. I hope more people take this approach to making boards, because the layout and sharing potential of Pinterest make it a natural choice for DIY and education.









(4 Use Pinterest Boards to Document Your Life

Pinterest is a great spot to stash all those goofy screenshots of your Twitter shenanigans, or photos from your last fishing trip. I have a board where I store all the funny stuff that happens to me online. Most of it is made up of outlandish things that spam bots say to me, but I’ve also got my Twitter birth certificate up there, in addition to a small handful of the funnier Google search suggestions I’ve come across.


I’m sure there are plenty of other great ways to use pinterest as a guy. Sound off in the comments if you have any good suggestions. It’s such a great platform, it’s a shame to let the girls have all the fun with it.

Mr.  David Benson is a social media analyst and coffeephile. He currently lives in New York City and works as an analyst for Mashwork, a social media analytics company.

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