Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pinterest: A helpful tool for bloggers!

If you haven't heard of Pinterest before, you may be asking yourself:

What exactly is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request an invite. (Pinterest.com)

I have had an account with Pinterest for a while now, and while I have found some fun, crafty type stuff to do on the site, I never really dove into it to see what I could really do with it. Sunday, I read a blog post by Mandy at WellReadWife.com, titled Pinterest and Book Blogging: Use The Latest Social Media Craze To Your Site’s Advantage. This is a really awesome post on how Pinterest is such a wonderful resource for book bloggers. It's definitely worth the read!

After following the steps that Mandy suggested, I have become completely addicted to Pinterest! I made some 'boards' that were book related, and even posted some links to reviews on my website. I'm pleasantly surprised with the response so far. This definitely is a great way to get your information out into the world.

If you're looking for a fun, addictive way to share your blog info, you should definitely check out Pinterest! If you haven't already joined Pinterest, do so now! (Request an invite!) Once you join, look me up!  The Reader Bee on Pinterest!

Have a great day, and Happy Reading!


  1. This sounds like fun! I had heard of Pinterest before but didn't know what it was for. Thanks!

  2. Sounds cool - but the invite thing is a bit weird!

  3. This sounds awesome. I am going to request an invite and sign up!

  4. Thanks for posting this! I never thought to use Pinterest to promote my blog, but it makes so much sense now that I think about it! Radiant Shadows is now following The Reader Bee on Pinterest :)

    Radiant Shadows

  5. I am addicted to this site..which is bad..cause I already spend way to many hours in front of the computer LOL

  6. I've never heard of Pinterest before but I requested an invite to check it out!

    Thanks for the info!

  7. thanks for the tip! I will be signing up :-)

  8. I saw the same post at The well Read Wife, and thought it was a great idea too! I've made one board so far, with plans to make more. I'm still learning my way around Pinterest, but plan to create a post like this for my blog too! I'll have to go check out your board(s):)
    New subscriber:)

  9. I'm following you now. :) I like Pinterest, but I'm conflicted... there are WAY too many pictures of delicious cakes! It can't be good for me. ;)

  10. I haven't really explored Pinterest to its full extent yet. I'm definitely checking out that post. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I just learned about this site the other day! I saw a Tweet from Galley Cat about it being useful to writers. I signed up! I'll look for you as soon as I'm approved.

  12. Thanks so much for this post. I'm just starting to get into Pinterest. I'm on the waiting list for getting a screenname.


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