If you’re one of those folks who pride themselves on being on the cutting edge of social media and tech, then you already know all about Pinterest, the photo-sharing service that lets users curate their own collections of images from across the web. It’s no secret that Pinterest has absolutely taken off since launching last year. Some reports claim the site has over 10.5 million registered users !
Pinterest is big. We joined a few months ago (come say hi) and are loving it. But so far we've refrained from talking much about Pinterest here on Inside the Gig. Maybe that's because we were on social media overload or just didn't see how it could help our audience of entertainers. But clearly we were overlooking the power of the pin. For one thing, it’s huuuge with the wedding crowd, so if you are looking for wedding gigs, giving Pinterest a try certainly couldn't hurt.
Pinterest sure seems like it’s here to stay and clearly it’s become another tool in the arsenal of socially savvy musicians and entertainers.
Interested in trying Pinterest but don’t know where to start? Check out these fives ideas for Pinterest boards and please accept our sincerest apologies for not jumping on the Pinterest train sooner:
Remember, social media is all about sharing the love. Make a point to shine the light on your friends and fellow performers, especially if they’re also on Pinterest. Give and thou shall receive.
Here’s an obvious one: share your gig photos with the world. We’re always telling you how important photos are for telling your story. Now’s your chance to put together a really great collection of live shots. You never know who might catch a glimpse.
What’s even better than photos? Videos! Sure YouTube and Vimeo are the big players in social video, but why not get some performance footage up on Pinterest, too?
Show off that new amp of yours and your drummer’s vintage kit. In the market for a new axe? Search Pinterest for product reviews to see what equipment is getting the most attention online.
Yes we’re telling you how to leverage social media for your own personal success but let’s not forget why people turn to sites like Pinterest – to have fun! Let your personality come out in your boards. Search around the site a bit and check out what other people are sharing. Don’t be shy, join the party!
Already on Pinterest? Any pinning tips you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below or just drop us the URL for your Pinterest profile so we can check out your boards!
And don’t forget to check out The Bash on Pinterest.