Giveaway Review: Pinterest for Dummies


When I got the opportunity to review “Pinterest for Dummies” by Kelby Carr, I jumped at the chance!  In case you don’t know Pinterest, this is an amazing tool that lets you “pin” pictures to a board a you create.  These pictures mostly come from around the web … so when you find an article that you love with a great photo, you can pin.  I use my Pinterest board most frequently for pinning luscious looking recipes that are gluten-free.  The image links to the original content.  You can also upload pictures to Pinterest.

This book will teach you creative, strategic ways to use Pinterest, plus I was interested in more advanced functionality.  No worries there.  In “Pinterest for Dummies,” Ms. Carr takes you from beginner set up all the way through suggested uses, community building, and socializing strategies.  Since this is a “Dummies” series book, you don’t need to know a thing to get started, basically a computer, internet, and a social media account will get you going.

I’m always concerned with legalities of what I’m doing on the web and Ms. Carr details exactly the limitations and regulations of using Pinterest, complete with etiquette rules so you don’t make any major screw ups.  I recommend this book.  It’s a quick read and covers everything you need to know about Pinterest.

For your chance to win your own copy of “Pinterest for Dummies” and master this awesome, traffic-driving tool, please answer the following question in the comments below:

What would you like to most learn from “Pinterest for Dummies”?

This contest will run through 3:00 PM, EST, on Friday, May 25th, 2012.

This contest is only open to U.S. residents. All contestants must be over 18 years of age.

On or within a few days of 5/25/12, I will select one winner at random. Entries will be entered in order and one number will be selected at I will then contact the winner and the contest coordinator, who will then require your contact information to coordinate your prize. No information will be stored or used for any other purpose.  Winner MUST contact me within 48 hours of sending notice.  If I do not hear back within 48 hours, I will select a new winner.

Good luck!



  1. pamela james says

    I would like to learn how to use pinterest-it looks like such a fun site.
    pjames330 at aol dot com

  2. Anna says

    I would love to learn how to share and to be able to enjoy everybody else art, recipes and fashion! wonderful site just a lot to learn.

  3. linda trinklein says

    I would enjoy reading learning ALL of it! Thanks

    lzamudio02 @ hotmail. com

  4. Nancy says

    I’d like to know exactly how Pinterest works and how to get the most benefit from it.

  5. Jess says

    How to better use it and to properly give credit to ideas I wanna pin. Thanks for the chance!