Josh Draper

" It's the content that keeps me coming back. I continue to discover new things every time I use Pinterest. It's almost never stale. "

Luke Dean-Weymark

"I think my trailblazer status is starting to dwindle slightly as more men are finally starting to get on board the Pinterest bandwagon. It’s very refreshing to scroll through my feed and not be drowning in an endless supply of the latest in women's fashion, tips for a flat stomach, and cute animal pictures!"

Paul Samples

"There are so many talented people in the world, it actually weirds me out (in a good way). Pinterest is a great way for me to tap into that and see what other talented people are making.

I use private boards a lot for work projects as a way to collect imagery with my team for inspiration. The ability to see how other people curate their boards is such a great way for me to expand my visual palette."

Chris Falman

"As someone in the food industry, it's a great way to see what really appeals to people--which comes in handy when figuring out what to put on the menu!"

Tim Sullentrup

"I'm a huge fan of the clean look and emphasis on visual communication. I also like the secret boards, which is perfect for working with my clients."

Andrew von Rosenbach

"It's an incredibly versatile platform. At first I thought 'it's Twitter with pictures,' but Pinterest was built with curation at its core, so it can function as a visual bookmarking tool, an inspiration board, or an online store while still providing users with a stream of content in a newsfeed if they're just looking to browse. The 'Also Pinned To' recommendation function is another great tool for discovering users with similar tastes, which makes the community infinitely more navigable. The UI is clean and lightweight, and the content can be consumed rapidly then saved, which I think makes it the best social network at the moment for consumers and businesses alike."

Beyond Bacon And Babes: Meet The Real Men Of Pinterest

Women still dominate the image-sharing social network, but here are seven men making themselves known in the emerging, entrepreneurial Pinterest economy.

Even though it was founded by a guy named Ben Silbermann, Pinterest, the social network dedicated to sharing of images, has built a population that is four-fifths women with countless "boards" depicting traditionally female-dominated categories like fashion, home design, crafts, DIY, and food. In the last two years, though, the proportion of men on Pinterest has grown an estimated 55 times in size, shifting the network's gender mix and bringing some male users to positions of prominence.

This sampling of male Pinterest power users, all of whom have over six figures of followers, includes a graphic designer, a chef, a surfer, and an architectural designer. Each uses Pinterest in his career and personal life in different ways, whether through marketing partnerships, to gain clients, or to do market research on their own offerings.

They also have some common threads, according to Canadian comedian Andrew von Rosenbach: "I think everyone can agree that girls are pretty and bacon is tasty."

Josh Draper (2.3M followers) – Architectural designer, educator, and dad.

Luke Dean-Weymark (915k followers) – Australian traveler and avid extreme sports enthusiast.

Paul Samples (464k followers) – Museum exhibition designer in New York.

Chris Falman (417k followers) – Graphic designer, pastry chef, and lover of bacon.

Tim Sullentrup (337k followers), Design problem solver, small business owner, and family man.

Andrew von Rosenbach (283k followers) – Comedian and Internet addict who is unabashedly Canadian.

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