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 Lajeunesse

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. In Her Mother's Shoes was published in June 2013 - available through Amazon, B&N and iPad, e-book (only $2.99!) as well as paperback. Autumn Colors was my first. My third novel, Star Catching, was released in November, 2016 and has been very well-received! My writings are mostly women's fiction, most also suitable for YA. My website is www.dawnlajeunesse.com. Come visit me there!
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