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Almost everyone I know has a bulletin board or a collage of pictures, food, wedding dresses, destinations, houses and so much more that they dream of. So why not make it digital? Pinterest took the bulletin board in so many people’s bedrooms/offices and placed it online. Now I can not only pin everything I see online, but I can follow my friends pins.

To me the value in Pinterest is the pure genius behind the idea. Pinterest has 11 million monthly veiwers. It is the fastest growing social media network. The fastest growing social media network definitely provides value. But how?

An article by Sakita Holley describes how the 11  brands are using Pinterest. I think these brands have the right idea. The key with any medium is knowing whether or not your consumer/audience is using that medium and how they use it. Restaurants, resorts, hotels, fashion designers are all perfect for Pinterest. But not to push weekly sales or deals like they do in their annoying spam emails. All pinners want is the images. Give pinners a chance to fall in love with a top, destination or unique food and watch how the pin soars.

But my personal favorite pins are the crafty pin ideas that I can do at home. I love to repin things that I would have never thought of myself like at home work outs or fun recipes. Other things that I will repin immediately are great quotes and cute animal photos. I am on Pinterest at least once a day.

I will go on Facebook to check my notifications, but then I will immediately switch to Pinterest. I pin my favorite pins to Facebook as well. Because Pinterest is just more fun and much more visual.

Plus all of my girl friends are on Facebook. The second we meet someone who isn’t on Pintereset; we get that person hooked as well. An addiction is more fun if everyone else is doing it.

However, I don’t know how long Pinterest will last. I thought Facebook would fade away when I first started it, but now it seems like Facebook is not going anywhere. So what about pinterest? Does it have the longevity to make? I guess only time will tell.

My most recent pins (some of which I pinned while writing this post):




Me — “Hey do you want to see this movie?”

My Friend — “I would, but I am trying to finish the book first.”

Me (thought bubble) — “Are you serious!”

That is usually how the conversation goes when I want to see a movie that was created from a book. I hate to admit this, but I am not a big reader. I love reading blogs and short articles on the internet. But if you hand me a fictional novel, I would probably let it collect dust somewhere. That is why, I hate the excuse “I want to read the book first” when I ask people to go see a movie.

When I sit down to read a book, I have to block out every little thing happening around me to concentrate. When I sit down to watch a movie, I turn up the volume so loud no one else can concentrate. I also love the environment of a movie. I love the dark room with a hot bowl of popcorn (the popcorn is always necessary). A movie is — to me — more relaxing.

Of course, I have read a book or two that have been turned into movies. My favorite book to movie transformation — I hate to say it — is Harry Potter. I only got through the fourth book, but something about Harry Potter let’s my nerd side shine through. And to make it worse my second favorite book to movie transformation is Lord of the Rings. Like I said before; I’m a complete movie nerd.

So there you have it one of my secrets. Now I want to know; what is your favorite book transformed into movie? 

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