When I first signed up for Pinterest, I had a brand new baby and spent hours nursing and pinning and repinning. After the copyright issues came to the forefront, I scrapped some of my boards and became a bit more careful in my repins, tracing images to the source before I repinned them. And as “downtime” online diminished, I often forgot to even visit Pinterest.
Now I think I’ve finally developed my personal sweet spot in my use of Pinterest: I pin frequently, but I don’t go there unless I’m too tired to do anything else or when I’m desperately seeking some creative ideas—whether it be for dinner or for a new hat.
My pin boards might not be quite the representation of everything that catches my eye that they once were. But the new eBook Pin-terpretation from Squee! Inc. was a fascinating take on Pinterest, my own pin boards, and how Pinterest relates not only to personality but personal branding.
With a promise of “16 Fun Ways to Find Out What Your Pinterest Boards Say About You”, I expected a read quick enough to keep the short attention span of a Pinterest user and informative enough to appeal to the student of social media—and I wasn’t disappointed. Holley Gerth and Stephanie Bryant bring their expertise in personal branding to the latest social media craze of Pinterest in a truly delightful form. Who knew your Pinterest boards were a reflection into your personality and your very soul?
But Pin-terpretation is much more than just a pinning personality analysis. It also gives you a lot to think about as you analyze how your pins can reflect your personal brand—or provide the framework for developing your personal brand. It provides the paradox of how what you pin without thinking reflects who you are and how you can analyze your pins with the purpose of discovering who you want to be—and what you want to pin more of.