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Pinterest is a great source for information, ideas and solutions for just about any topic you can think of. Pinterest is an image-sharing website, a tool to help you organize material you might want to refer back to later.
You begin by copying and pasting a Pin-it bookmarklet on your browser so when you’re searching the ‘net and want to save something more than just a URL you can pin a photo, music clip or some other graphic to a theme-based, virtual bulletin board. The source of the pin is usually attached so you can go directly to the site where the pin came from if you want further information.
You organize your pins onto a variety of digital boards based on your interests. In some ways Pinterest is similar to Facebook in that you might follow other pinners, they follow you and anything pinned goes up on a virtual news/pin feed. You can scroll through the pin feed and re-pin items from others or pin your own discoveries from The Web.
When I first learned about Pinterest I thought it would be a time-waster. But if I set myself a time limit, I gain valuable and interesting information without becoming too addicted to just mindless pinning. I focus on what I’m searching for and am rarely disappointed.
You can learn about people, products, events, how-to’s, history, science and just about anything the world offers. You will learn things you never knew before. You can share information/images with others who have similar interests. You will find ideas you never thought of and want to try. You will learn about places you never heard of before.
I started with about 20 boards with titles such as: photography, world travel, recipes, fashion, pets, literature, inspiring quotes. Pinterest provides plenty of guidance on how to get the most out of your time on the site. One suggestion I followed was to break down general topics as much as possible to target specific “audiences.” You can even pin your own material so long as you don’t become a spammer, just there to serve your own needs and promote your own products/services. I now have 80 boards and spend about one hour daily on Pinterest.
You can find photos and information from many places on the internet. Pinterest will help keep you organized and inspired. I’ve even gotten story ideas from perusing pins posted by others. So, give it a try when you find yourself looking for something new. Although Pinterest has been operating for two years, membership continues to grow at a staggering rate.
If you want to learn or you want to promote your own blog, perhaps Pinterest has something to offer you. It will result in more exposure for your own site and maybe increased sales. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
The next post will examine the letter Q as we continue our journey on the A to Z Blog Challenge for 2013. Thanks for visiting.
tags: exposure for your website; how-to articles; tips for the home; shopping ideas; vacation plans; photo sharing; history briefs; music clips; video clips for sharing
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This kinkajou, about the size of a large cat (Potos flavis,) is of the Family Procyonidae, related to raccoons. Their sharp claws make them famous for raiding bee hives, hense the nickname Honey Bears.
Their most remarkable quality is that kinkajous are able to turn their feet backwards to run easily in either direction. They slurp with an extra long tongue and climb the trees with the help of a gripping monkey-like tail.
This nocturnal hunter enjoys a menu of nectar, insects, small mammals and fruit. A single infant is born each spring. Females are quiet but males proudly display their presence with loud screeching and barking.
You can learn more about the kinkajou at http://www.animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/kinkajou/
The next post will feature the letter L - for Body Language Secrets. What your body language tells others may surprise you. Bye for now. :-)
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Hi Friends! Just stopped in to say I replaced my corrupted computer and am now back on line and ready to return to the April 2013 A-Z Challenge, where bloggers post daily (except Sundays) and work their way through the alphabet. I will post the link at the end of this message for anyone wanting to learn more about this annual event.
I got more writing done in the time off computer than I ever did with a computer! There is something to be said for plain, old-fashioned pen and ink. I continued to write blogs every day and will begin posting them tonight so I can get caught up with everyone. Have a great day, readers. So glad to be back in cyberspace with you all. More later...
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Hi Everyone! I have decided to blow this Dodge City and head overseas to work with the poor in India. After much thought I realized I could no longer manifest my truest dreams in this country. Canada has been good to me but now it is time to go.
Jokes.....HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY!
See you tomorrow for the letter B. :-)