When was the last time you found yourself on Pinterest.com?
I’ve followed the rise of Pinterest for the last several years as it related to my job and personal interests around online social connection and networking. And my wife has been an avid user for some time now. But I never really thought much of the site for my personal interests, and certainly not as it related to scale modeling.
Pinterest has held a reputation from the beginning as a “female oriented social network”, and until recently, this was a reputation with some amount of merit. After all, if you want to find cooking instruction, fingernail art, or scrapbooking content, for instance, there is no better place to look. Scale modeling content? Not much there for much of Pinterest’s life… until now. If you aren’t paying attention to Pinterest, you’re missing out.
The next time you have a few extra minutes… or let’s be honest… a few extra hours, start pulling the thread on Pinterest. Once you go down the rabbit hole, you’ll be amazed how deep it goes. Pinterest has suddenly turned into a massive and amazing resource of wonderful scale modeling content. To get you started, here’s a few boards:
Despite the rumors, Pinterest is for all of us, scale modelers included. Head over and check it out. I promise you won’t be disappointed. But if you miss work tomorrow because you’ve been up all night looking at the wealth of new content, don’t blame me!