I discovered something today. Apparently, I’m on Pinterest, and didn’t even know it. Thirty-odd people have followed me, even though I have never pinned a single thing.
A writer needs a strong internet presence. I have this via Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, and a few others. But not Pinterest. Apparently, at some point in time, I must have activated an account, likely via my facebook page since it uses my real name instead of my pseudonym.
So I decided I might as well dive in.
I only have a few boards so far. I decided to go ahead and leave it under my real name, and use it as a bridge between my real name and my pseudonyms (I also use AmyBeth Drumnadrochit for children’s books, but I’m not actively working on those at the moment.) I installed the ‘PinIt’ button, so now it’s easier to pin anything that catches my fancy. Too easy. I need to remember that these pins don’t scroll off into oblivion like things posted to a wall or newsfeed on Facebook or Google Plus. Pinterest could easily turn into a junk drawer!
I’m still getting used to what kinds of things can be pinned. Although it’s geared to images, it’s a bit more complicated than that. There are some overlaps with Goodreads… although I have boards for my covers and various genre covers I like, I don’t need to give detailed information on the books. That’s available on Goodreads.
I did decide to put up a few family pictures. I think it’s good to show my life as a whole, and not confine the boards to one aspect or another. As I said, I want it to act as a bridge between my real name and pseudonyms. I have a board for home decor (funky stuff I like) and another for Highland Dancing. I need to make a board for kilts…men in kilts, in particular, but not exclusively.
This can turn into something overwhelming very quickly, but I think it will be a good and fun tool to use. Come visit me, and I’ll figure out how to follow people back!
Here’s the link: https://www.pinterest.com/USNessie/