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Pinterest for Dummies {Review/Giveaway}


I waited a long time to open an account because all I saw in my Facebook and Twitter stream was how insanely addictive it was and I didn't think I could find the time to squeeze in one more social network.

And, I certainly didn't think I'd be able to find the time to do it well. 

Then, when I started this new blog I thought I'd give it a go. I tweeted out for an invitation and was off...except that for me it wasn't addictive, actually I just didn't get it at all.

So, I jumped at the chance to review Pinterest for Dummies by Kelby Carr. I love the Dummies books and have a shelf full of them in my office on a wide variety of topics. I've always said the Dummies books are for intelligent people who want to learn more about any given topic. So a fabulous book series written by someone I truly admire (Kelby from Type-A Parent) and it was a win-win for me.

On first look I love the size of this book, slightly smaller and slimmer than your average Dummies book. Perfect for tucking inside your laptop bag on your way to a blog conference or into your purse while you sit on the sidelines of Little Joey's soccer game. I also love that it is broken out into easy to manage chunks. You can either dive into the book at the beginning (like I did) or skip around to the chapters that most interest you if you are more familiar with Pinterest.

Some of my favorite parts of the book were the chapters devoted to using Pinterest on your smart phone, pinning video content (as a relatively new vlogger this was helpful), etiquette on the platform, how to adequately and appropriately describe your pins and the section at the back of the book showcasing some fabulous Pinterest users and their content. I loved the opportunity to see examples from folks that are using Pinterest well.

Armed with the knowledge and tutorials in this book I really do look forward to checking out more of Pinterest and adding to my boards there. This book gave me a greater sense of what kinds of things to pin, how to give credit where credit is due and how to have fun on this increasingly successful social platform.

Happy Pinning!

*If you'd like an invitation to Pinterest, simply let me know and leave your email address in the comment section.*


If you'd like to win your own copy of Pinterest for Dummies, answer the questions below (each as a separate comment to increase your chances of winning). Contest closes 5/22/12 at 5pm EST.

REQUIRED:  What do you use (or want to use) Pinterest for?

Optional: What one thing about Pinterest confuses you the most?

Optional: Do you have a Pinterest account?

Disclosure: Global Influence provided me with a copy of Pinterest for Dummies for review purposes and will provide one winner with a copy as well. All opinions expressed in this review are mine and mine alone.



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