I had some free time the other night. Actually, I probably didn’t, but I was too worn out to do anything productive, so instead, I signed up for Pinterest. I sigh just looking at that word.
I’ve heard numerous people talk about how wonderful the site is and I’ve seen lots of friends’ Pinterest activities through Facebook. I’ve resisted in the past because I already spend way too much time on social media and I don’t need to waste any more time.
And most of what I heard people doing on it was entertainment—even my daughter uses it to find craft ideas. But I started hearing about authors using it and I was intrigued. Maybe there’s a way to use it for my brand without it turning into a waste of time.
I polled some author groups on Facebook and I received some interesting answers. Many authors I like and admire use it as a visual board to represent different parts of their books. So I decided to play.
I created a board for each of my books and I put the covers up. Those covers link to my Amazon page, so anyone who clicks will be directed there. Then I searched and found visual inspirations for my characters—some that I thought of at the time I was writing them, and some that I thought of as I was searching through photos the other night. I also found photos of places that are in my books.
I haven’t made my account public yet. I’m still playing. But I think it might be worth a try. What do you think?