For years friends and peers have been telling me over and over to utilize Pinterest to show off my books as well as my craft business.
Okay, I could see taking photographs [louse photographer that I am] then posting them to a Pinterest Board. It might turn a browser into an actual buyer. But when and where do I find the time? Another story for another day.
When it came to my books and WIPs the thought of taking precious time away from writing to search the net for photographs seemed wasteful. Not so, said my Pinterest Queen friends and daughters. Not in this lifetime, I responded or when God in her infinite wisdom decides to add a few more hours in the day--or grants me the ability to survive on less sleep.
In mid February I vended at a craft show at a local mall which featured a bridal shop. Shoppers were not exactly beating down my door, so to speak, but as I contemplated ways to search out a certain style wedding dress to be used in my current WIP, I realized staff at the bridal shop might be willing to help me.
Before the day ended, I entered the shop and discovered the owner was more than willing to listen to my tail of woe about surfing the net for the 'wedding dress of my dreams' without results.
She asked, “Have you tried Pinterest?”
“Hmm,” I said. “I don't usually do that but I know people who do.”
“Ask them to show you the ropes,” she said. “You'll get more results than you ever imagined.”
Within 72 hours I became the local Pinterest Queen.
My first board was titled Bridal Dresses/Prom Dresses/Evening Gowns. The next one is named Victorian Houses; the next Rooms. All for a second WIP.
I like to multi-task.
And now, I could become addicted to this wonderful aid.
I've found photos of those people who look like my vision of my heroes and heroines and a few secondary characters. Since I love hockey and baseball you can bet they're on their boards. Faves in music, movies and TV shows are there too. Anything that lights my fire [I even have a board with that title].
What boards do you have?