You Can’t Teach An Old Dog…

31 Days Project, Balance

Image by Mark Brannan

It’s good to learn something new every day.  Some days just being a parent, I learn lots of new things about myself, my husband, my child or even the world around me (yup, my kid is smart and does teach me a few things) but today I tried to teach myself about Pinterest.  If there was a test on it, I’d fail big time.

It should be easy.  It’s visual bookmarking, right?  Find what you like, pin it and be done.  This is not all.  You can like, pin, repin, comment.  Honestly, I’m overwhelmed and haven’t even really started yet.

I’ve been told that Pinterest is a great way to engage with readers, get inspiration, repackage content and connect with others but I think for now I need to get a tutorial.  Any advice or direction is welcomed.

About Melissa Burton

I’m Melissa Burton, a recent transplant from Brooklyn, New York to Southern California. By profession, I’m a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. In my actual life I’ve been a million things ...

2 Responses to You Can’t Teach An Old Dog…

  1. Lihsa

    Pinterest is a great site to promote yourself. A lot like Twitter, you can point Pinteresters to your blog.

    If you are an active blogger, carefully select an image that represents your post. Then go to your Pinterest account and pin the image from your post, pointing the pin to the URL of the blog post. Voila!

    But like Twitter, you can’t just do this once, you have to do this over and over again, keeping it fresh and new.

    Then once people start following you, follow them back.

    You can also create your own boards so that people can follow them.

    Good luck!

    • Melissa Burton

      Many thanks for the Pinterest tips. I need to get over the visual overwhelm and dive in.

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