Wednesday, May 23, 2012
My Experience with Pinterest...So Far
So, I signed up for Pinterest. That in itself was a strange process. You first have to request an invitation FROM Pinterest, wait for them to invite you, then go through the process of accepting the invite and setting up your profile. Seems unnecessarily difficult and time-consuming, not to mention just a bit pretentious. It's sort of like requesting to be invited to a party I wasn't initially invited to. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
That irritation aside, I signed up and started creating boards. The main boards I have at this moment are: Books I've Written, Guild Wars 2, Black Earth: Dark Masquerade Cover Design, and Geektastic. I've managed to get a few images pinned in each and even had one of my followers repin the cover to one of my books into her own board, Books Worth Reading, proving to me that Pinterest does have some potential for self-published authors.
For the most part, the process of pinning and re-pinning and whatnot is all fairly fast and easy, making this a user-friendly networking platform for people like me who don't really have time to spend hours online trying to convince people I have something important to say. An image IS worth a thousand words, right?
If you want to follow me on Pinterest, here's a link to my profile -http://pinterest.com/davidnalderman.