We all know how much I am addicted to Pinterest. And I know how much you are addicted as well.

Most of us use Pinterest as a daily time suck to find food that we will never make and crafts that will never get crafted. But for some people, Pinterest is a little hard to get into. They don’t know what to do or how to use it.

Luckily, there is a great book out now, Pinterest for Dummies.

Pinterest for Dummies walks you through the website platform. It includes how to request an invitation and set up an account. Next, you’re shown how to find people to follow and connect your other social networks to the site. Once you get the hang of pinning, you learn how to use the community features such as commenting, liking, and using hashtags. Finally, learn how to utilize Pinterest for every event planning {my current favorite}, recipe organization, and much, much more!

If you are blogger, Pinterest can be very beneficial in driving traffic to your site. Chapter 10 of Pinterest for Dummies explains how to self-promote on Pinterest. The biggest take away from this chapter for me {and I think is very important to bloggers} is to make sure you spend time engaging and interacting on topics that are of mutual interest to your followers. Then you can sprinkle in some self-promotion! I have found {and I’m sure most of you have too} that Pinterest can be a powerful driver for traffic!

About the Author

Kelby Carr is the founder and CEO of Type-A Parent, a social network and online magazine-style blog founded in 2007 for digital moms and dads, and Type-A Parent Conference, an annual blogging and social media conference in its fourth year that attracts major corporations and hundreds of parents who blog. She was an early adopter of Pinterest, and is active there daily with thousands of followers and hundreds of pins.

You can purchase a copy of Pinterest for Dummies in print or e-copy from Amazon or you can win a copy here!

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Disclosure: I was provided a copy of Pinterest for Dummies in exchange for my honest feedback.

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