Pinterest For Dummies
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Organize your life, your likes, and more with Pinterest and this fun how-to guide
Now you can organize your digital life with Pinterest, a hot new site that lets you create visual bookmarks of your favorite things and "pin" them on virtual pinboards. Want to save something from a blog? Have a favorite retail website? Want to pin a quick photo you took with your phone? Organize them all with Pinterest and this fast, friendly guide that shows you just how to do it. You'll see how to set up an account and your boards, how to pin and re-pin, where to use hashtags, find ways to share pins with your other social networks, and more.
- Helps you get the most out of Pinterest, a visual collection of bookmarks that you can organize into virtual pinboards
- Shows you how to set up an account and boards, how to pin and re-pin, use hashtags and like pins, and even share pins with your other social networks
- Also discusses Power Pinners, using search, and finding people to follow
- Offers tips, trick, and techniques to make the process easy and enjoyable
Pinterest is fun and easy, and even more so with Pinterest for Dummies!
results. (Recent pins in testing don’t appear at the top of the search result page, for example.) If you’re having trouble finding something on Pinterest, you can alternatively search for it on Google; type site:pinterest.com followed by your search term in the Google search bar. For example, to search for Star Wars pins or boards, type site:pinterest.com Star Wars into the Google search box. You can also use the top menu to find pins by category as an alternative to search, as well as products
original content with the full recipe and instructions. Copying the entire post is a violation of that writer’s copyrights. Figure 6-7: A general food board. Some example ideas for food and recipe boards include the following: Boards by meal or course for things like dinner planning, school packed lunches or soup recipes (see Figure 6-8). Boards by ethnic cuisine type Boards by preparation (baking, pastries, canning, or slow cooker, for example) Boards by season, such as recipes for fixing
Pinterest. It’s a powerful platform for organization, planning, and projects. It’s a unique way to engage and connect with influential people who have the same interests. It can also be a major traffic generator for websites, blogs, or products. Real Simple magazine, in fact, recently told AdAge that Pinterest is beating Facebook when it comes to driving traffic to their site. Pinterest is new, but it isn’t merely a passing fad. The site’s growth has been explosive. In January 2011, Pinterest
12-16.) Figure 12-16: Jaden Hair’s Recipes to Savor ‘n Sip board. Heather Mann If crafting is your passion, Heather Mann is a must-follow. The founder of Dollar Store Crafts and Craft Fail blogs, she pins a wide variety of craft projects and ideas. You can follow her at http://pinterest.com/heathermann1/. (See Figure 12-17.) Figure 12-17: Heather Mann on Pinterest. Her boards include a wide variety of topics beyond crafting, such as a geek board, an Oregon board, and a blogging tips board.
remove that board. You don’t need to agonize over boards as you go through this process. You can easily create more boards later. (I cover creating boards in detail in Chapter 2.) You can also edit the name and description of a board at any time. Figure 1-9: Create your first pinboards. 6. (Optional) Add the Pin It bookmark button. Pinterest prompts you to do this now, but you don’t have to. You can wait until I cover this process in detail in Chapter 3. Depending on your browser, this step