Pinterest is quickly becoming the best place to find inspirational quotes with thousands of users choosing to pin quotes onto their boards.
According to a report by The New York Times, the quotation phenomenon on Pinterest could well stem back to the continued popularity of the “Keep Calm And Carry On” quotation that became popular back in 2009. The British quote from the 1930s quickly became popular and is now seen everywhere from advertising campaigns to t-shirts and every other conceivable piece of merchandise.
In July this year the quotation pin became so popular that a quotes category was even created for the site with this simply category now accounting for around 10 percent of all the traffic going through Pinterest according to Repinly.com, an independent company that puts together data about different Pinterest trends.
If you have a Pinterest account and want to drive more traffic through it then it seems that by pinning quotes to your boards will help.
It seems that the quotation part of Pinterest was not something that anyone at the company saw as being a popular part of the site.
Barry Schnitt, a spokesman from Pinterest said of the trend: “Pinterest is designed to be a visual experience. We were surprised by the popularity of these quotes.”
Many of the most popular quotes on Pinterest have usually been given a makeover by graphic designers to make then more appealing to the people they are aimed at and then they are turned into posters that are then used everywhere from Pinterest to Facebook and peoples personal blogs.
But why has the inspirational quotation become so popular with Pinterest users in the first place. Some are saying that the popularity could be something to do with the changing way many people are now working.
With more and more people working from home on their computers the inspirational quotes found on Pinterest can be a form of self praise that would usually take place with other workers if you were in a traditional work environment.
By pinning a quote Pinterest users can boost themselves from the comfort of their own computer screen.
It may not be the done thing to lavish praise or support on yourself but a beautiful poster with an inspirational quote pinned on Pinterest is an easy, and guilt free, way for people to be able to feel good about themselves and what they are trying to achieve and this could go some way to explaining their current growing popularity.