How To Use Pinterest: Tips for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
By Stephanie Yamkovenko
Clipping photos and articles out of magazines and pinning them onto bulletin boards is a great way for others to see what matters to you—but it’s limited to those who actually see the bulletin board in person. Thanks to a relatively new Web site called Pinterest you can virtually clip and pin interesting things you find on the Web and share them virtually with anyone who comes across your site. Pinterest has been featured in the news a lot lately and has been a hot topic on social media sites. Whether you’ve never heard of it or you just started pinning, read on for some tips from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) on how to use Pinterest in general and to promote your practice and the profession.
The main idea of Pinterest is to find something you like on the Web (perhaps a blog post on fine motor skills activities or an article with tips on healthy aging) and pin it to a virtual bulletin board. Not only will this allow you to easily find the resource at a later time, but it also gives you a simple way to share the item with your friends and followers. We’ll take you through the basics of Pinterest and then share some ideas on how to get the most out of pinning.
With these tips and advice, new users to Pinterest should have no trouble getting started. Happy pinning!
Stephanie Yamkovenko is AOTA’s staff writer.
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