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If Pinterest Was For Dudes…

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I recently signed up for an online course that provided a basic introduction to Pinterest.

If you’re not aware of what Pinterest is, it’s the third-largest and fastest-growing social media platform on the web.

It’s kind of like a living mashed up visual montage of Better Homes & Gardens, Food & Wine, Parenting, Style and People magazines blended with the Oscars red carpet plus a dash of baby shower with a healthy dose of Silpada jewelry all drizzled in chocolate.

Given that description, it’s not surprising that an estimated 98 percent of all Pinterest users are women.

Don’t get me wrong, there are tons of cool things to see and learn on this addictingly-awesome site; however, it got me thinking of possible Pinterest spin-off sites that might appeal to guys:

1. Ginterest – a site dedicated to drink mixology and “manly” grain alcohols such as scotch, whiskey and rye.

2. Finterest – everything about sharks ranging from hammerheads, tiger sharks, great whites to shark attacks.

3. Enginterest – a web site that only features the crankshafts and gearboxes of all things motorsports.

4. Qui-Gon Jinnterest - this site would focus on all Jedi masters and the Star Wars mythology (except Jar Jar Binks).

5. Flinterest – this would be a web page dedicated to starting camp fires, building makeshift shelters, eating bugs and a tribute to the alpha-male of outdoor survival, Bear Grylls.

6. Sin Binterest – a site that celebrates the bruisers and enforcers of the NHL who spend more time in the penalty box (or Sin Bin) than they do on the ice.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go get in touch with my feminine side over on Pinterest – you can follow me there, by clicking HERE.

Question: What other possible site names might be appropriate for a masculine version of Pinterest?

  • http://rebootingworship.com/ Jamie Kocur

    I love it. My husband looked at Pinterest and said, “This is useless. I have google.” Meanwhile I’m at my laptop pinning everything going, “This is awesome!!!”

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      Hah! Your husband sounds like someone I’d get along with very well ;-)

  • http://www.theoddcoupleblog.com/ shawn

    LOL, How about Nasterest dealing with Nascar. My hubby might also be interested in Enginterest. He doesn’t even know what Pinterest is. I’m not sure I want him to know he will roll his eyes just like he does with Facebook.

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      Great addition Shawn!

  • Ebtrumpet

    Have you not heard of Gentlemint? It already exists as “Pinterest for manly men.”

    • http://lifebeforethebucket.blogspot.com/ Adrian Waller

      Was gonna mention this. It’s a real thing!

      • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

        Indeed Adrian, I figured if men could dig the Panama Canal – they’s certainly be able to develop a counter punch to Pinterest ;-)

    • Munoz_vm

      I was going to mention the same thing! Michael uses that site. :) I’m addicted to pinning.

      • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

        Thanks Victoria – hope you and the family are doing great! Give Michael our best!

    • http://www.theisleofman.net/ Kevin Haggerty

      Plus, there’s Manteresting.com, Punchpins, dartitup.com. Late to the party buddy! :)

      • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

        Kevin, that’s perfect – I’ve never been on time for anything so the streak lives on!

        • http://www.theisleofman.net/ Kevin Haggerty

          You’re just fashionably late. :)

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      Thanks Eric for the enlightenment!!!

  • http://www.adjuvancy.com/wordpress Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A.

    Hmm. Maybe that’s why I keep staring at it and wondering why!

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      hah, indeed good doctor!

  • http://theromanticvineyard.com/ Debi Walter

    How about gymterist – for those guys who can’t get enough of working out? Our fanterist for all things sports related from the couch.

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      Love Gymterist Debi – thanks for playing!

  • http://randomlychad.com Chad Jones

    Funny stuff, Tor!

    How about:

    Boogterest (no description necessary)

    Smellterest (no–not separating metals from rock–this site is dedicate to fart contests)

    Blingterest (with your host, Mr. T.)

  • http://twitter.com/RamblinGarden Alana Mautone

    So what is wrong with having your own manly Pinterest boards? Football! Man Cave! Beer Cans! Heavy Metal! Sweat! Come on, men!

  • Litlears17

    How about just “manterest”
    Any and everything man

  • http://shipboundfortarshish.wordpress.com/ Bonnie Anderson

    How about Golferest – a site dedicated to ways to help guys play more golf while avoiding leaving their wife feeling like a golf widow.

  • Grace

    Excellent post. This is the best description of Pinterest I have ever written. As a matter of fact I’ve quoted it and linked this page to a blog post on Pinterest

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.michael.rivera J. Michael Rivera

    Hi, Tor. Thanks for the follow on Twitter. I love your site and re: your question for a manly Pinterest site, one does exist! Go to Gentlemint.com. It’s a great site.

  • Jennwith2ns

    I hesitate to suggest this inappropriate alternative, but the one that comes immediately to mind is Skinterest. Only . . . I think there are already enough of that kind of website.

  • Mullenann4

    I love these ideas. Where is the guy who invented Pinterest? He needs to check these out. HaHa.

  • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

    I agree! I often wonder how many WeightWatcher Points are in the Chocolate Trifle I covet – CURSE YOU PINTEREST!!!!