Last week I read a post on Saturday Evening Porch‘s blog about something called Pinterest. That was the first time I had ever heard of it, and I wasn’t really clear about what it is. No matter, I thought. It’s probably just some passing fad, like Angry Birds, something else I’ve never seen and don’t understand the workings of. Then lo and behold, this morning’s paper had a full-page article on Pinterest, beginning with “Chances are you’ve heard of Pinterest…” Actually, if I hadn’t just read SEP’s great blog post last week, I would still be in the dark, which I guess I still am since I don’t understand how Pinterest works.
However, I just read a post today that says if you’re a blogger, you definitely need to be on Pinterest to promote your blog, so now I’m worried I’m shooting myself in the foot if I don’t look into this. But I don’t even know how to Twitter ( or is that tweet?), even though I have an account and apparently have followers. My daughter was the one that set up both my Twitter account and my Facebook account and linked my blog to them. Speaking of Facebook, I keep getting these emails that tell me I’ve got notifications pending. Am I supposed to do something about that? Does that require me to actually go on Facebook?
I can barely come up with four or five posts a week and read other people’s blogs, and how on earth am I expected to Twitter (or tweet) and keep up with Facebook, and now add this Pinterest to my routine and still be able to see the light of day? Yet I know there are a bunch of people doing just that. Oh, is that why so few people seem to be outside taking a walk in the fresh air?