Ask an average Nigerian what social media accounts (s)he has and (s)he would mention either or 1, 2 or all 3 of these social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It is normal for people to stick to the most popular social platforms as registering on all of them (you have to be a Don Dadda to do this) will only lead to abandonment in the long run.
However, it is necessary that creative heads and people who work in ‘visual appeal’ industries should have a Pinterest account. Pinterest is a hub for all kinds of pictures. You can learn everything and anything on Pinterest if you know where to search – infographics, sample projects, architecture, food, photography, advertising, graphic design, make up and so many other types of works.
Pinterest gives a better edge than other social media in terms of search and understanding in the sense that it cuts short the time it will take to watch a (buffering) video (that you probably cannot download) on how to do anything. Pinterest is simple to use, easy to understand and the best part is no one gives a hoot about how many followers you have there.
You can learn so many secrets off Pinterest from all over the world and not have to pay a dime to any school if you know where to look. It is a real life changer for those who use proper keywords – not like those really ridiculously long Google searches.
So if you’re a MUA, graphic artist, foodie turned cook, photographer, etc, Pinterest is your go-to social media guy, anyday, anytime.