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Social Media Monday - Have you checked out Pinterest?
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Social Media Monday - Have you checked out Pinterest?

 

I was recently introduced to Pinterest through some friends on Facebook.  Once I started I couldn’t stop.  As a real estate agent, I utilize social media to stay in touch with my sphere, family and community so my mind went right to “how can I use Pinterest to network?”  I will tell you that there are ways to do this but for now I am enjoying Pinterest for what it is, an information tool and checking out what others are uploading more than what I am putting on the site.  I do have 6 personal boards but they define who I am as a person more than who I am as a REALTOR.

So what is Pinterest?  When you go to their site – Pinterest.com – they will tell you that “Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.  Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.  People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes and organize their favorite receipes.”

Not part of Pinterest yet?  Go to their site Pinterest.com and request an invite.  Depending on how busy they are you will receive an email with your invite within a couple of days.  While you are waiting you can browse some public boards.

Once you receive your invitation, hop right in.  I would make sure you do it when you have some free time because I think once you get in and look around you are going to want to stay awhile.

You have the opportunity to update your profile similar to other social media site, you can start pinning all your favorite things or just look around.  I added six boards on my page, all the things I love – my family, cooking, moments in Maine, real estate, buy local and motivation.

Personally, I think Pinterest is going to be around for awhile as it has gained a huge following over the past few months and it is growing everyday. Unlike other social media sites Pinterest is more of an information search tool that in my opinion is more fun than your traditional search tools that we are used to using.

So take a minute and check it out.  Would love to hear your thoughts if you already use it and if you decide to check it let me know.

Happy Pinning!!!

Tiffany Hampton is a Mom of 3, Community Activist, Social Media Adventurer and Successful Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Samia Realty and would love to hear from you.  For more information about Tiffany Hampton and the Southern Maine Community please visit www.SouthernMaineLife.com.  Interested in more information on implementing Social Media in your business visit www.SocialandMe.com.

 

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