Are you a dude? A guy? A manly man? …Or do you have websites or products targeted towards them?
Word on the street is Pinterest is all about ladies trading recipes, outfit ideas and itty-bitty-baby-kitteh pictures (…guilty as charged).
But there’s an underground and secretive masculine side of Pinterest too (ok, not so underground and not so secretive, but it makes for a more interesting article, eh?). Fact is, Pinterest isn’t just for ladies OR kittens and there are a lot of dudes making waves and driving a metric-gigaton of traffic to websites like yours curating their own male-oriented Pinterest collections.
If you are publishing in a space where men mill about, flock, pass by or glance, it’s worth your time to give these 13 dudes a look:
Top 13 Manly Pinterest Users
Nathan Strange’s many manly boards include “Beadspiration,” which consists solely of awesome beards, and simply “Manly.”
Ben Stovold maintains boards on “Geek,” “To Do,” “Interfaces and UX” and, of course, “Man Stuff.” A well rounded dude, he’s got an eye for classic European cars and dressing sharp.
Mike Dew says he’s a “.. a conceptually driven creative problem solver and a strategic thinker.” Um, ok. I think he’ got cool MANLY Pinterest boards, including “Rad Shit” and “Awesomeness.”
Leon Fitzpatrick has a totally industrial, dark… well… manly asthetic. His boards cover radical cars, gorgeous gals and “Heros,” featuring The Dude himself, Jeff Bridges.
Brendon Manwaring’s boards make you feel like a sophisticated man’s-man. He’s the kind of guy a modern James Bond would hang out with. Function is as important as style in Brendon’s world.
Lucas Uribe pins tattoos and is also into the rustic woodsy-hipster photog thing that’s going around. He’s got boards for cars, furniture and quotes. Oh, and he really likes ladies. Pretty, pretty ladies.
Ricardo Gonzalez keeps Pinterest boards for all kinds of super manly things, like Longboarding, Classic Cars, “Junk,” Graffiti and “Things to Do Before I Die.”
Randall A. Gordon is about as manly as it gets. His Pinterest just screams testosterone. With boards on Mixology, Guitars and Fabrication, this is a dude’s universe – or dudiverse, if you will.
Geoffrey Heintzman has 61 Pinterest boards, each of them manlier than the next. Some favorites are Bicycles, Automobiles, Bombshells, Skulls, Boats and even a “Murdered Out” board, for “all black ereything.”
Oen Hammonds might wins a virtual arm wrestling match for having a board dedicated to “All Things Military.” It’s balanced by “Toys,” which features a lot of fancy, collectible action figures as well as a “Style” board – and this man has taste.
Daniel Bear Hunley has to be included on the list of best men on Pinterest if only because he’s got the middle name “Bear.” If that’s not manly enough for you, he keeps boards on Spirits (like the boozy kind) and maintaining a “Man Garden” (no, no, no, not down there, get your mind out of the gutter. The outdoorsy kind). His “Covet & Need” board gives great manly gift ideas too.
Ben Silbermann is a co-founder of Pinterest, so he ought to know what he’s doing. He’s got boards so manly they practically grow their own beards. “Incredible Technology” and “Star Wars Things I Love” are great ones to start with.
I can vouch for Zachary MacPhearson’s manliness, because he’s my husband. He’s got 5 separate boards just for cars, not to mention “Cabin Porn,” “Cactus” and “Owls.” Go figure. Just between you and me, he also likes farting and Ryan Gosling.
I’ve built two websites’ traffic almost entirely off of Pinterest in the last several months, and being in a male-oriented niche is no excuse for not harnessing it’s power. It’s a perfect jumping off point, a place to start, because you can see results immediately (unlike SEO) and it’s free (unlike PPC).
If you’ve yet to install Pinterest buttons on your site, try the Hover Pin-It plugin (I had it built and use it on my own sites). By encouraging your readers to pin your content with a plugin like this one, you can drive traffic without even maintaining your own Pinterest account.