The Pinterest Bandwagon

Posted by on April 21, 2012 in Blog Related | 8 comments

So, I hopped on the Pinterest band wagon. Did not want to. Did not need more addictions.

Did it and got one anyway ;)

Pinterest is actually really cool. If you haven’t joined it yet, I know what you are probably thinking:

“So, you share pictures, right? Meh!”

I know, pretty much every social network out there does that. Some sites, like Photobucket and Flickr, are dedicated to it. This is. . .different.

“Alright, then, what makes Pinterest so unique?”

It’s sort of like Twitter, but for images. You follow people; they do not have to follow back. When one of the people you are following pins an image to their board, it shows up in your stream. You can repin it if you’d like.

So, some of the cool features?

First, users create boards. These are basically categories. When you follow a user, you can follow all of their boards. . .or just the ones that interest you. Cool, right?

Second, Pinterest integrates into your web experience. Wait, what? Yep, you can add it to your browser. Then, when you visit a website, you can click “Pin It”, choose which image(s) from the site, what board to share it on, and bam, done. No downloading, uploading, tagging, etc.

And no, it is not a toolbar or some other spyware ridden torture device.

Third, for all you bloggers and authors and such, there is. . .marketing potential. But we’ll get to that another day.

You can find me on Pinterest here.

Are you on Pinterest? If no, why not? If yes, what do you think of it? How do you use it?

  • http://paranormalwire.blogspot.com Natasha Larry

    I am on Pinterest. I was like you, but joined anyway. I haven’t really done much with it, but intend to play around with it more. I am working on a casting call board, so that should be fun. Thanks for the info!

    • http://www.rainyofthedark.com/ Rainy

      Yes! You need some DC boards!

  • http://thegratefulundead.weebly.com/ Susan Stec

    I’m hooked – love the color – being me.

    Social networking, sharing.

    Learning what others love.

    http://pinterest.com/stecsusan/

    • http://www.rainyofthedark.com/ Rainy

      Following you now! 

  • http://www.CreateHealingAndLoveNow.com/blog Dr. Erica Goodstone

    Hi,

    I found you on Twitter and was attracted by your post about Pinterest. I have been loving it – and addicted to it.

    I love the way people repin my posts, and some of these people I have known before and it is fun to see in what ways we have similar interests. There is something so special about sharing our boards and pins.

    Warmly,

    Dr. Erica

    • http://www.rainyofthedark.com/ Rainy

      Thanks for the comment :) I agree!

  • http://www.booksliveforever.com Jenea Whittington

    I Love Pinterest. It’s a great place to find what people like and find interesting.

    • http://www.rainyofthedark.com/ Rainy

      And so many things to see :)