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. http://pinterest.com/
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.