Passion is often a confusing term that means many things. It appears in the primal urge context where the human hormones are racing. As a teenager I thought it was something you did on the back seat of a car while your Mum and Dad thought you were baking cookies or doing your science homework at a friends place.
Sometimes it describes an almost obsessive compulsive disorder but often to succeed you need to to pursue your interest with activity that is seen by others as manic.
The interpretation I prefer is the burning energy that underlies our motivation for something(s) you love to do and supercharges your days and turns the canvas of life into a masterpiece.
The range of passion categories are as broad and rich as the people that populate the planet and the interests that make them rise early, stay up late and climb to the top of Everest.
Discover your passion and life can go from humdrum to vibrant. Social media and social networks provide the tools to both express it, publish your passion and market it to a global audience.
The social media network Pinterest is a simple concept executed well that allows people to visually display their skills, experiences and glimpses into their motivations.
If you want to see some inspiring Pinterest boards that reveal the passions of the top pinners, check out the following boards in some of the major categories that attract millions of followers.
1. Design on Pinterest
The Simplicity Pinterest board has over 2.4 million followers and its creator, Jane Wang has over 6.8 million followers spread over 99 boards.
Her byline for this board “A line, a curve, a shape, a proportion often reflecting that found in nature“.
2. Gardening on Pinterest
The “Barn Garden” board has over 1.6 million followers and its creator Anna H. has more than 1.69 million followers
3. Photography on Pinterest
The Patterns and Proportions photography board has over 2.4 million followers and its creator is again Jane Wang.
4. Weddings on Pinterest
The DIY Weddings board has over 2.4 million followers and its creator is Jane Wang
5. Travel on Pinterest
The Travel Adventure Packing Pinterest board has over 2.1 million followers and its creator Jennifer Chong has more than 2.2 million followers.
6. Women’s Fashion on Pinterest
The Dresses and Skirts board has over 1.6 million followers and Caitlin Cawley the creator has over 1.7 million followers.
7. Architecture on Pinterest
This is from the Architecture Board (currently with nearly 500,000 followers) by the current top ranked Pinner on Pinterest Joy Cho who has over 11 million followers.
8. Food on Pinterest
The Get Cookin’ board with over 49,000 followers is by Bekka Palmer who ranks at number two on Pinterest with over 7.2 million followers.
9. Cars on Pinterest
I had to find a man on Pinterest (the girls seem to be having too good a time) and Michael Wurm, Jr who ranks at number 11 on Pinterest with over 4.2 million followers is the highest ranked male of the species that I tracked down.
This is his board titled Pinboard to Dashboard with more than 1.3 million followers
Buick have engaged him to work on design for a new car. “Coming soon! Watch along as I design my perfect car for Buick and their Pinboard to Dashboard Program! #PinMyEncore”
10. Hair and Beauty on Pinterest
Stephanie Brinkerhoff is a professional bridal and fashion hair stylist and make up artist who ranks at #13 on Pinterest with over 4 million followers. This is a pin from her board titled “My Portfolio – Hair and Makeup by Steph with more than 471,000 followers.
What About You?
What are you passionate about? How can you display that visually on Pinterest?
Is Pinterest working for you? Is it driving sales, leads and traffic.
What images above do you want to pin to your Pinterest account?
Look forward to hearing your stories in the comments below.
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