Longbox Graveyard Is Pinteresting!
Regular Longbox Graveyard readers know that I’ve been “fighting a one-geek war against handbags and hairstyles on Pinterest” for some time now … I’ve blogged about Pinterest, and how I use it in conjunction with Instagram; I promote my Pinterest boards twice a week here at the blog; and Pinterest Gallery references also frequently appear in my Twitter feed.
While Pinterest culture is primarily focused on fashion, celebrities, and food, I use the site entirely for comic books, and over time, I’ve built up a library of over 5000 images at Pinterest, with better than 3000 followers. I guess Pinterest took notice, because they’ve featured me with a “Pinterview” today!
This is kind of a big deal. Pinterest is one of the top 30-odd sites in the world. It remains to be seen if this feature generates additional follows for me at Pinterest or more traffic for Longbox Graveyard, but no matter the result, it is flattering to receive spotlight attention from Pinterest.
For those who don’t know, Pinterest is an image-sharing social network. A web applet allows you to “pin” images you find on the internet to your own “boards” — those boards are then visible to other members of the service. You can browse other user’s boards, “repin” their content to your own boards, and comment on each other’s pins. Clicking on a pin will direct you to the source of the image.
I use Pinterest to warehouse the images I use here at Longbox Graveyard. For instance, my “Clobberin’ Time” Panel Gallery from last Wednesday already has it’s own pinboard. I also have general boards devoted to specific characters, such as this Batman board — which was colonized with images from the reviews I’ve done on the Gene Colan and Marshall Rogers eras of that book — but has grown to be a far more wide-ranging collection of Batman art I’ve found around the web.
You can check out all of my Longbox Graveyard Pinterest boards HERE, and you can read Pinterest’s very flattering profile of Longbox Graveyard HERE.
Thanks to Pinterest for honoring Longbox Graveyard!
Posted on February 3, 2014, in Announcements and tagged Batman, Instagram, Pinterest, Pinteresting, Pinterview. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.
This is awesome news Paul. I’ve unquestionably been inspired in how you use Pinterest (in ways that might become more apparent on Chasing Amazing in the coming days), so I’m thrilled to see this generate some attention to what you do.
This interview was flattering and completely out of the blue. Came together late last week. Just goes to show that you never know who is watching out there …
Hey you KNOW I have been following your boards for a long time now and this IS quite an honor! Congrats bro!
Thank you sir … you are an original follower, to be sure!
Love your boards because they are not just collections of random pics they are uniquely themes and fun! Great addition to the GraveYard. I will admit I joined Pintrest after YOU showed me how its done! Its another realitively untapped arena for comic fans! Being in on the ground level is cool!
When you post up 5000 pins you can’t help but arrive at a curation style. Still not sure I could define it — but it’s definitely there.
Hi Paul, just a quick shout out from the team here at Pinterest! The Pinterview was great and we really enjoyed showcasing you. We’re all browsing your boards and bringing more and more Pinemployee’s into the comic book world through your account. Keep Pinning!
Thanks, Pari! It was an honor and a privilege to be recognized by Pinterest!
And fear not, Pinterest will remain an integral part of the experiment in terror that is the Longbox Graveyard! In fact, I just now set up my Joker board — check it out!
Way to reach out beyond the usual crowd — good marketing. Good job!
Well, they reached out to ME, but I was happy to take the call. It was quite a compliment.