Late to the Pinterest Party?
Then, a few months after that, I saw our neighboring library system was planning a webinar on Pinterest. Ah, just the motivation I needed. I signed up for the webinar...and then because I am more OCD than not, I decided to ask for an invite to get a leg up. Meanwhile, a colleague did a brief post on Pinterest at the Wisconsin Library Association's YSS blog and I started getting really excited.
My invite came, I joined up...and I didn't quite get it. Wah!!!!
But thank goodness the webinar was today and, guided by the ever creative and ever confident trio of Georgia Jones, Jill Pachin and Jessi Peterson, I participated and "got" it! They provided hand-holdingly great tips and I saw how it could help my work (ohhhh, those "boards" are like my old manilla folder filing system) and even help me store some of my favorite posts and blogs. It was total kismet that the first post that I came upon to pin from my Google Reader's starred item lists was one written last week at Anne's SoTomorrow blog on...Pinterest! It includes handy tips for bloggers who are pinning as well as making it easy for folks to pin content from a blog.
So. Two hours later I am mainlining this handy site, finding amazing ideas on library stuff and thinking, "Jeez, glad I have my party shoes and bling on!" And I guess I wasn't too late after all!