Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pinterest Article on Inspiration and

Based on the page count I get when I talk about Pinterest, several readers of this blog are interested in that particular website.

I subscribe to Daily Pinterest News, which is a daily. The issue today includes an interesting article: How Pinterest can Inspire You to Write More Blog Posts.

If you don't know about, here's a bit of a rundown on it. If you visit  you’ll find that it describes itself as a place where you can start an online newspaper today. Like many things on the web, isn’t that straight forward.

So let me start from the beginning. A person with a Twitter account can use to organize shared Twitter links into a webpage that is easy-to-skim and that looks like an online newspaper homepage. creates the newspaper homepage automatically based on tweets (short messages) that a Twitter user posts, lists a Twitter user creates on Twitter, or hash tags a Twitter user adds to tweets. The same sort of model applies to posts on Facebook.

Is all of this Greek to you? You’re not alone. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy all of the tweeting and automatic organization, and have a window into the breaking news and hot tips of the Twitter world. How you might ask? Because is a publisher, it has a newsstand…a newsstand that you can browse. 

How to Browse the Newsstand and Read a Daily
  1. Open your web browser, and enter the following address: The home page appears. Or, just click here.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the section with this title: Newsstand staff pick.
  3. Look in the lower right for this link: Check out the newsstand--> 
  4. Click the link. A search page appears. You can search for papers or people. 
  5. Enter Pinterestgenealogy, or any other area of interest in the papers search field, and then click the Search button. The dailies that have included the topic you entered in their description appear.
  6. Scroll through the list to see the available dailies. 
  7. Click a newspaper name to display it.
  8. Click a headline of an article--it's a link--to go to the website where the article appears. 

Screen Shot of the Daily Pinterest News on
If you want more complete info on, go to the About page on the website. If you're interested in creating your own newspaper, you’ll find set up instructions on the Help page.

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