THE PINTEREST PUZZLE

I was so proud of myself yesterday. As you read this, keep in mind that I am not young. Social media and all its options do not come naturally to me, as I wasn’t raised on them.

I embarked on the adventure of setting up a Pinterest account and beginning to add boards. There were steps I couldn’t figure out, like when I added pictures of dogs and puppies to my Home Décor and Mature But Not Stodgy boards and was unable to delete them. They now are in both those boards and my Love Animals board. But it seemed pretty easy to add both boards and content.

And then I hit a dead end.

I created a board for books – books I’ve written and am writing, books I’ve read, books I want to read. I merrily proceeded to my Amazon site and clicked to add both Autumn Colors and In Her Mothers Shoes. The Pinterest screen popped up and gave me my list of boards. I clicked on the books board. A check mark appeared. And lo and behold the image of Autumn Colors appeared to the left of the books board name. Success, right? Seemed that way. So I proceeded to go “window shopping” through Amazon to find books I’ve read in the past year and those I have on my wish list. Once again, I clicked on the Pinterest icon and proceeded to add them to my board via the pop-up. Twenty minutes and probably 40-50 books later I went back to my Pinterest home page to add yet another board.

But my books board was empty.

I did another test run with my two books. Back to the home page. Still empty.

I haven’t a clue what I’m doing wrong. It seemed like such a simple process when I populated my other boards yesterday. Yet my books board, perhaps the most important, remained empty. In a wave of frustration, I deleted the board.

So now I’m left with the question – what did I do wrong? What did I do different with this board from the ones I created yesterday? Seemed like a simple-stupid process, but duh, here I am.

Any ideas out there?

About Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. My newest novel, THE EYES HAVE IT, is available on Amazon in Kindle version. My other novels, IN HER MOTHER'S SHOES and STAR CATCHING, also are available in e-book format through Amazon and other formats by request here or on my website. AUTUMN COLORS was my first novel and is still available through Amazon and B&N in multiple formats. My early writings are women's fiction, also suitable for YA. My work-in-progress is a historical fiction. Come visit me at my website: www.dawnlajeunesse.com.
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