Those who know me know that Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart are two of my favorite classic movie stars. Humphrey Bogart rarely gets questioned, but Lauren Bacall always gets a response like: “What about Marilyn Monroe?”
I usually answer, tongue in cheek, that she sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” better than anyone had ever sang it before, but how many people get to be President? Marilyn was Marilyn, incomparable, like no other, but she wasn’t Lauren. Lauren was like, wait a minute. Lauren was like Pinterest.
After all, social media is an important tool for me. I have Facebook and I have Twitter. I’m on LinkedIn and I use Slideshare. As if that wasn’t enough I am also using Scoopit.
And of course I’m on Amazon and I’m on Createspace, and oh, I forgot, I’m on Goodreads. Did I mention Google+ yet? And then there’s Skype. And I use Prezi too, and Moodle, and Edmodo. Oh, did I mention my blog yet? I am using two blogs, one aimed at English-speakers and another aimed at Spanish-speakers.
Overall, I have a small but efficient, purposeful set of social media tools. And along comes Pinterest and takes my breath away. I’m in… no, I can’t say that. I’ve only met Pinterest for the first time, only had one date, so to speak.
Well, let me tell you about my first time with Pinterest.
Pinterest is easy, smooth, uncomplicated, pleasant, attractive, a pleasure to get to know better, warm and friendly. I didn’t need a single word, written or spoken, to know that Pinterest is something special.
It seemed like I’d known Pinterest all my life, things were so relaxing, with no pressure or excessive expectations about performance.
I thought to myself that if Pinterest could provide me a place for me to show the world what I can do, display all the books I’ve written, all 46 books from A-Z (I love writing), then that would be enough.
Pinterest has a lot more to offer, I’m sure. There’s much more to explore, and like I said, it’s only the first time. Yet I’m certain this is no one-time fling. Pinterest is for real, maybe what I’ve been looking for all this time, without really knowing it myself.
Oh, what happened? What did I do? I prefer to show you what Pinterest did for me. If you click on the link, you will see all 46 of my books, lined up, side by side, attractively displayed, looking gorgeous.
And the great thing is that all you have to do is click the link, and you can find out more information about whatever catches your attention.
Here’s the link: http://pinterest.com/profesorbaker/books-by-thomas-jerome-baker/
Enjoy the stunning transformation, the attractive and casual elegance of a fabulous visual array. Pinterest is transformative, Pinterest is breathtakingly lovely…