Thursday, May 17, 2012

#Pinterest for Dummies Review and Giveaway - Ends 05-31-12

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Have you heard of Pinterest yet?  Pinterest is the newest Social Networking Site, it is so full of interesting and fun things to make.  Once I get on Pinterest, it's hard to get off, it is so addicting!   Everybody is just buzzing about this great new bookmarking site!  I have gotten so many fun and creative ideas from Pinterest, I can't wait to try all the awesome looking recipes and fun ideas.  For this review I received one copy of Pinterest for Dummies, by Kelby Carr!

Here are a few of my boards.  Right now I have 99 boards and 1233 pins.  I have bookmarked recipes, craft ideas, health subjects, gift ideas and so much more.

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The Internet's Newest Addiction

Pinning has become a new see-and-be-seen hub on the Internet for everyone from bloggers and party planners to brides and moms-to-be.  Pinterest users, or Pinners, spend time on the site pinning, repinning, and liking other users pins.  It is becoming increasingly important for many professional bloggers, party planners and photographers to be on Pinterest as a way of promoting themselves in addition to Facebook and Twitter.

Your Virtual Pin Board

Pinterest is a visual collection of bookmarks that you organize into virtual pinboards.  If you see something on a blog, your favorite retailer's website, or even something that you take a picture of with your smartphone, you can pin it to one of your Pinterest boards for future reference.  Pinterest is also a social network.  You can follow other users and be followed by others.  You can repin something another user has pinned, or you can like it or comment on it.

Multiple Access Points

To get involved with Pinterest, you must be invited by another member.  Once you are set up with an account, you can pin things via a URL form or through a bookmarklet that you can set up on your computer or mobile device's web browser.  There are also apps for the iPhone and iPad.

Constant Stream Of Activity

There is never a dull moment on Pinterest.  Users are constantly pinning, which can leave a new user wondering where to start.  This eBook will be the only available guide to help them get started beyond the limited help files.

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What is Pinterest? 

Pinterest is a visual collection of bookmarks that you organize into virtual pinboards.  If you see something on a blog, your favorite retailer's website, or even something that you take a picture of with your smartphone, you can pin it to one of your Pinterest boards for future reference.  Pinterest is also a social network.  You can follow other users and be followed by others.  You can repin something another user has pinned, or you can like it or comment on it.


Who is behind it?

Pinterest was founded by Ben Silberman, a former product specialist at Google; Evan Sharp, a former product designer at Facebook; and Paul Sciarra, a former associate at VC firm Radius Ventures and founder of social app development company Cold Brew Labs.

How much does it cost? 

Pinterest is free to use, but you must be invited by a member to set up an account.

About Pinterest for Dummies

Pinterest For Dummies, Portable Edition will help new users get started creating their Pinterest boards, finding people to follow, and pinning bookmarks.

The book will cover:
  • What Pinterest is about and why you should use it
  • Getting your account set up
  • Setting up boards and getting organized
  • Pinning, repinning and giving credit where credit is due
  • Using hashtags, liking pins, commenting, finding people to follow, checking out Tastemakers, sharing pins with your other social networks, and using search
***There are four Tweets you can do each day for 8 extra entries, but must be 3 hours apart! Your entry will be disqualified if you do not leave a link or your user name when asked. 

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    A product sample was received for review. I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.

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    lilsnobelle said... Best Blogger Tips

    I want to use it to find arts and crafts to do with my kids and also find good hair styles I can try on my kids.

    slb3334 said... Best Blogger Tips

    I would like to use it for recipes.

    slb3334@gmail.com

    michele376 said... Best Blogger Tips

    I would like to use it for recipes and other creative ideas. I would like to share someof my own.
    beh2351@frontier.com

    PaulineMilner said... Best Blogger Tips

    I am in the process of starting a daily blog. I would like to use Pinterest to keep in touch with my followers. This book would be great to read to get to know how the program works.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

    dod@rogers.com

    carole said... Best Blogger Tips

    like it for new recipes

    Valerie Taylor Mabrey said... Best Blogger Tips

    to follow bloggers and giveaways
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

    melsywsou said... Best Blogger Tips

    I like sharing things with other people.

    john petter said... Best Blogger Tips

    Really a nice post.
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    Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

    I WOULD LIKE TI USE IT FOR SEVERAL THINGS BUT DEFINATELY FOR RECIPES !

    LOVE3570@AOL.COM

    CAJUNMAN12 said... Best Blogger Tips

    I would like to use it to organize

    Helen Keeler said... Best Blogger Tips

    I could use it to organize my recipies.
    helenkeeler1949@gmail.com

    dfraley3 said... Best Blogger Tips

    I want to use it to get organized and maybe be able to get rid of some of these bookmarks!

    June M. said... Best Blogger Tips
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    June M. said... Best Blogger Tips

    I use it for recipes and LOL cats & dogs

    Ravyn Jazper-Hawke said... Best Blogger Tips

    I currently don't know what I'm doing with Pinterest. It seems so cool but I need some guidance. LOL. :D

    Mikaela said... Best Blogger Tips

    I would like to use it for creative art idea's for daycare!

    mikaelar41 at gmail dot com

    mverno said... Best Blogger Tips

    like to use it for recipes maybe i don't know for sure
    mverno@roadrunner.com

    Jen @ Miss Organics Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

    I like to use pinterest to save recipes and crafts I want to make later. I used it a lot recently to find grad party ideas.

    Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

    I do not use pinterest yet. I'd like to learn more about it.

    Peachesncream887(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Create With Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

    I love Pinterest! I use it for saving and sharing inspirational posts!

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

    Kendra Warstler said... Best Blogger Tips

    I'm a homeschooling mama and we find wonderful crafts on pinterest.

    Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

    For recipes!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

    marjeannie said... Best Blogger Tips

    I guess it can help me organize all the url's recipes, etc in my life. If it could only help with chores!

    Jessica Anderson said... Best Blogger Tips

    I really don't know anything about Pinterest but I really want to know, it seems like it would be a valuable tool. So, it would be cool to win this book.

    jessicabanks1721@yahoo.com

    missrantsypants said... Best Blogger Tips

    i use it for school or for work


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
    melanie montgomery

    Lori Hart said... Best Blogger Tips

    I use Pinterest for my blog

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

    MELINA said... Best Blogger Tips

    I would use pintrest for receipes and to look at pics/art

    CarrieAnn13 said... Best Blogger Tips

    I use it for tons of things including party planning & cake decorating ideas

    amyd said... Best Blogger Tips

    want to use it for my business
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

    /\Heather/\ said... Best Blogger Tips

    Recipes, Party ideas, Home decorating, Things that make me laugh, Truths, etc.
    heatherpooh [hotmail]

    Erica G said... Best Blogger Tips

    I want to use Pinterest to find some great things that I might not know about by looking at friend's boards. I also want to use it for organizing my favorite things. I just started out, so I am trying to get use to it.
    cinderwhims at gmail dot com

    daveshir2005 said... Best Blogger Tips

    I would like to use it for my crafting.

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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    Jim said... Best Blogger Tips

    i use it for entering contests

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

    Miranda Ward said... Best Blogger Tips

    recipes

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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