Think about it ... Simply substitute the word "Pinterest" for "Facebook," "YouTube," "Twitter," and even "My Space," "Stumble Upon," "Digg," etc., it's all the SAME FORMULA, just repackaged with a brand new shiny trendy social media site!
It really is! Whenever the next "new, shiny thing" pops up on the Internet, you literally have to go through THE SAME process to find, like, post, and share it with as many people as you can. Only now it's called "pinning." Wow, how ingenious is that.
But isn't this what we were supposed to be doing with MySpace and Twitter when they first arrived on the scene? Oh Yes It Is!!! You're supposed to already have your MySpace "friends" and followers herded over to FB and then herded over to Twitter.
NOW you need to get your FB fans to Follow you on Pinterest; and get your Twitter Fans to follow you on Pinterest, and get your Pinterest followers to be your FB fans, and get your .... OMG where does it end??!!
SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION OVERLOAD! It's like the Pied Piper just saw something cool and he's changed direction - now everyone follow - and share - and pin - and post - and ... I'm getting dizzy!!
I mean, who has time to be trying to get all these people to follow them all over the damned place! I feel like a FKN shepherd out in a field somewhere! It's ridiculous!
I'm just going to do my good old reliable articles, craigslist ads and YouTube videos. And if people want to play follow the leader and share and like and post and pin and like and follow and repin and refollow or share and like or like and share or whatthehellever, there's all kinds of damned buttons on my site once they get there. It can happen organically.
And as Danny Glover would so aptly say, 'I'm too old for this sh**'