Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review: Pinterest for Dummies

Hello!  Well I think that it has been fairly well documented that I am a Pinterest fan.  I think that it is a wonderful site and I WISH that I had thought of the idea first.  The website is so addicting and you can spend A LOT of time just perusing pins and "pinning" away....not that I would know anything about that.

But on the other hand, there are some people out there that might not know about Pinterest, and to help,  there is "Pinterest for Dummies" by Kelby Carr.

So what is this book all about?  Basically, it gives you the insight into what Pinterest is (a virtual pinboard) and how to navigate it well.  It gives you the basics, like how to request an invitation and then how to find friends on other social media sites.  It then discusses how to create boards and organize your pins. 
The book then goes on to explain that one of the best things about Pinterest is that it is constantly changing and updating, and there is never a lag in new ideas and things to discover.  The book then shows how there are many ways to interact, whether you are commenting or "liking" a pin.
I think one of the best parts of the book is that it explains very simply how to Pin from a website, which can be a little confusing in the beginning.

Another interesting aspect of this book, is how it explains how to utilize Pinterest to self promote.  Specifically for me as a blogger, if I feel like I have a post or idea that other people would find helpful or interesting, I can use Pinterest to get that info out onto the web in another venue!
Finally, I really enjoyed the chapter on Pinterest etiquette. Some people may not realize that there is a certain protocol when it comes to pinning and re-pinning.    

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and found it very helpful.  Even though Pinterest is something that I felt I knew a lot about, I learned a lot of new information!

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of "Pinterest For Dummies" for review, but all opinions are mine!  

1 comment:

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh..there is a dummie book for everything!!

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