I Don't Use Pinterest Like I'm Supposed To, But It's Working For Me!

4 years ago

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I didn't join Pinterest when I launched LadyBlogger because I didn't get it.  I didn't understand why so many people I knew loved Pinterest.  I don't have a bulletin board at home, why would I spend time creating several virtual ones inside my computer?  (I ended up calling a friend and she explained it to me.) 

I read somewhere that Pinterest should reflect you and let your readers (or pinners!) get a peek into your likes, interests, thoughts, dreams, adventures, and whatnot.  I'm not a super complicated person and I don't have a plethora of interests because I don't have the energy, so half of my Pinterest boards reflect the four topics I write about on LadyBlogger: parenting, education, children and the business of blogging.  I have eight Pinterest boards: Parenting, Education,Children, E Learning, Reading,  Thoughts, Home and Houses I Like.  Some people have a lot of boards, but I have no idea how they remember what they've pinned where.  Pins can often fit into multiple categories and could logically be pinned on more than one board, so, for me, having fewer boards is better.

Since I started Pinterest, I have been pinning for other people.Pinterest is an excellent tool for organizing information and should really be used like a file cabinet, where you can go back and make use of your many information files.  I almost never go back to my boards and use the things I've pinned.  I know I should, but I don't.  There, I said it.

When I pin on my Pinterest boards, I pin things that I think other people can use to learn about parenting, education, children and 
e learning.  Sometimes the pins are educational and helpful for me, too, lots of times they're not.  My "thoughts" board is filled with thoughtful and motivational sayings as well as some famous quotes I think can help people.  My "reading" board has whimsical/quaint photos, drawings, and other images of books, people reading and people's thoughts on reading that I hope will inspire others to read more.  The "home" board contains pretty things I think could make a house a home, and the "houses I like" board is pretty obvious, although it also has pictures of birdhouses.

I think people like the way I'm pinning, because I have about the same number of Pinterest followers that I have on Twitter, Facebook, and Google +.  I get a nice amount of daily traffic, and many of my pins get re-pinned, but not all of them.  I'm still working on the how-to's of that.  How do you do Pinterest?  

Bonnie L. Frank

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