This had to happen eventually. I have yet to fully embrace Google+, but Pinterest has been wasting my time lately like no social network ever has. I know some of you are out there rolling your eyes. Trust me. I was right there with you a few weeks ago. I considered it a huge waste of time that had nothing to offer me. I think I was wrong.
The more time I spend here, the more people I follow, the more I am finding the community aspect here. One thing I am really loving – there are people who I have followed online for years and I take one look at their pinboards and get a totally new feel for who they are offline. Love that! A whole new level of trust right there.
Anyhow…we are here for a round-up. It should be no surprise that today’s theme is Pinterest. Not only do I love spending time there, I love reading about how businesses and bloggers are using it for their marketing. There are so many little things going on behind the scenes over there. Don’t miss out!
Quick Sprout has a complete Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest available. If you are new to this network, it will even walk you through how to pin. It goes into further detail with who is using it, who should use it and how to use it effectively.
Holly over at The Work at Home Woman has rounded up 50 Pinterest Resources for Small Business Owners, Bloggers and Job Seekers. Though things are broken down into categories, don’t dismiss those you don’t think apply to you. There are little gems in every section.
Pinterest Marketing – Copyblogger published 56 ways to market your business on Pinterest this week that is simply killer content. There are some great tips in here, and I am only about half-way through the post. If you choose to go to that post with the intention of implementing the marketing methods, take plenty of water and a snack. I’ll see you in a few days. 😉
Already a Pinner? Pick up a few new tips for bloggers over at SITS. While you are there, drop your Pinterest link.
In Other Blog and Home Business News…
Blogelina’s 100 Comments Event – Blogelina only recently came on my radar. I have really been enjoying her posts. From March 1 through March 8, she will be hosting an event that can get you 100 blog comments. You need to register by February 24. Hop over to her site for the full details and to register.
Warning: Total buzzkill coming – What would happen to your online business if you died? The “blogging will” was covered on Problogger some time back, and I got started putting a little instructional manual together. It was far too depressing. I quit. My husband has been hounding me about it recently again however. Mogul Mom published an article this week on 10 Business Documents You Need Before You Die. Now you can all be depressed with me.
What have you been reading this week? Are you a Pinner? Drop your link in the comments so I can give you a follow. Follow me here.