My name is Bonita and I’m a Pinterest addict.
If you don’t know what Pinterest is then stop reading right now. You’re better off. Once you know, you’ll be an addict too.
But if you must know, the Pinterest help page tells you all about it.
I enjoy Pinterest for several reasons:
-It’s beautiful- so many lovely pictures.
-It’s a social media site that’s way more fun than Twitter or Facebook.
-You can find and learn about anything there.
-You can share your own great stuff and other cool things you find.
It can be a great resource for writers. Check out some of the boards I’ve made specifically for and about writing:
This one is called Writing, Writing, Writing.
Next is Humor for Writers.
How about Books by People I Know?
Or you can check out all the boards by Bonita Lillie (me).
How can Pinterest specifically benefit writers?
-We can learn more about writing via posts that are pinned.
-Things we write can be pinned by ourselves or others so our audience grows.
-When others pin our stuff over and over it’s basically free marketing.
Sounds like a winning situation to me!
But there are drawbacks:
You might have noticed that little red button in my sidebar that looks like this:
That button gives you permission to pin posts from this blog. I also have one on my Reality Homeschooling blog. (Click the red button and you will be taken to a site where you can get your own.)
Why do you need permission? Pinterest is fairly new and growing rapidly. Unfortunately, a lot of copyright laws are being violated so we have to be careful about what we’re pinning. I’m currently in the process of weeding through my hundreds of pins to remove anything that violates copyright and to make sure that I’m only pinning things that are okay to pin. This could take a while!!
To find out more info about how to use Pinterest, check out these posts:
The Ultimate List of Pinterest Tips
Pinterest and Copyright: What I’m Doing
Pinterest Pet Peeves
56 Ways to Market Your Business on Pinterest
Pinterest: Everything You Need to Know is in This Massive Post
It’s Not Just Pinterest Re: Copyright and Legal Issues
How Your Website Can Profit From Pinterest Today
If you have any comments or ideas to share about Pinterest, I’d really like to hear them.