Pinterest – what is it and how do you use it

Well you know me I’m always looking at new ways to connect with people and the other day I stumbled on Pinterest.  In this post, I’m going to try and explain Pinterest and how to you use it – keep in mind that I’m still learning but sure am enjoying it so far.

According to Wikipedia – Pinterest (pronounced to rhyme with “interest”) is a vision board-styled social photo sharing website and app where users can create and manage theme-based image collections.  To find Pinterest, you simply click here and you will see how cool this is.

As you can see when you get to the site there will be pictures and then small description about that picture – now the goal of this site is for people to connect with others that have the same interest.  You create your own profile and then set up Boards – now these are like photo albums – you can title them anyway that you want – examples are book I like, Places I have traveled, Favorite quotes, etc.

Once you get your boards set up and yes set up quite a few as I had to go back in and add because what I’m finding is that a person can PIN your blog post, your Squidoo lens, articles – so I went back and added boards for this.  This is a great way for others in a glance to learn about you – YOUR INTERESTS in a summary is how I’m seeing it.

Actually have only been playing around with it for about a week now and am finding more and more things that I can pin to my boards and it’s really not that hard to set up.  You set up your profile – add your boards and start pinning – and you can do that just by uploading a picture even with a short description etc.

The cool thing is that people can follow you, can like your pin, can repin your pin and even comment – I have met so many great people on here so far and the variety of things – so if you really wanting to brand yourself, let others know what interest you – give this a try.

Come look me up and see my Boards – click here

11 thoughts on “Pinterest – what is it and how do you use it

  1. As internet marketers it is always of interest to continuously meet new people. It is my first time hearing of this new social site, I must admit that it sounds like something of interest. Must be the name, I guess. Thanks for sharing and I’ll definitely check it out.


  2. I actually saw this site yesterday and didn’t pay much attention to it. Then I saw your post and just had to read your info on Pinterest. Sometimes smaller ponds like this is good. There might not be as many fish but just the same, there are fish and if you are one of the few boats in the water, the fishing may be good.

    Thanks for the info on Pinterest Nancy!


    • Thanks Roland – I didn’t pay much attention to it either till I started seeing more and more people I knew using it and then thought I’d try it and I’m really enjoying it – it’s different and sometimes that is good thing.

    • Oh that is cool Nicole – glad to see others talking about it – I found it interesting and have even learned things on it already. I’ll have to get over to your post and take a look.

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    • Great Roger and glad that it helped. I’m so hooked on Pinterest and love the site and it’s just so easy to use and the people are so friendly on there and the list goes on and on lol

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