It seems like Pinterest just arrived on the social networking scene less than a year ago (maybe it was a little longer, my sense of time is totally skewed) and already it is becoming one of the most popular sites on the internet. Of course, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular, pinning is downright addictive. I admit, I thought the whole concept was a little silly at first, and held out quite a while before diving in. But so many of my blogging friends were getting in on the action and touting the wonders of Pinterest that I finally decided to give it a try. If you’ve been paying attention over the last few months, it’s fairly obvious that I became hooked pretty fast.

Most of what I learned about Pinterest was through trial and error, and through bloggers who took more time to figure out the features. I didn’t have a handy book like Pinterest for Dummies, but it would have made things a lot easier if I did! Even though I’ve learned a lot about Pinterest over the last few months, I still found plenty of relevant information in this book, so don’t discount it if you think you’re already a pinning pro.

Pinterest for Dummies starts with the very basics and works its way up to more advanced uses of pinning. You’ll learn how to set up an account, start your first boards, add boards on the fly, and so much more. Once you grasp the basics, author Kelby Carr will take you through using Pinterest to help your blog and business become more successful, as well as understand the basic etiquette involved in using the service.

The book is relatively thin, so it’s easy to read in just a couple short sessions, but it’s chock full of information and doesn’t really leave anything out. Since it’s a “For Dummies” book, it’s laid out in an easy-to-read manner that assumes very little about your level of knowledge, yet it manages to be completely non-insulting to those of us who do have basic pinning abilities. Pinterest is the social media wave of the future, so I suggest checking out Pinterest for Dummies and learning to harness its powers for your own good now, before you’re left out in the dust the way I was when Twitter took off. Yes, it took me a while to come around to that one as well.

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