Photo of Cute Kid on Chinese Train and Pinterest Invite 7

utc photo of a cute chinese kid on a train

In an effort to make sure that I spend even more time on the internet, and less time working on my book this year, I recently gave in an joined Pinterest. The funny thing is, considering that part of my business model is being knowledgeable on social media tools, the fact is that my 13 year old niece, my sister and… my mother were all on it and active before I was.

Yea, I am on the cutting edge these days. Well done, Mr. Social Media Expert.

The long and the short of it is that Pinterest is a simple way to share photos you like with people. I have been fooling around with it for a few days and it seems like a really wonderful tool.

Here is my Pinterest profile, I hope you add me to the people you follow there.

I am hoping to be able to quickly browse through that site every once and a while and find some of the amazing photography out on the interwebs today — so link up to me and check out what I find.

postcards from europe on a map

postcards… old school communication

And while I am on the social media kick (teaser: announcement coming up soon about some business I will be doing in that field), I might as well give you the ways to follow me elsewhere.

Ways to Follow Along

First and foremost, scroll your eyes up to the upper right of this page. See the box at the top asking you to sign up for my newsletter. Would love you if you signed up. Once a month, you will get an email from me — make sure you double check your spam folder to make sure it didn’t get caught up there.

The newsletter is going to have content you won’t get from reading my blog regularly. I am going to highlight some of the great travel writing on the web, talk about some things you don’t read here, and hopefully manage to entertain you for 5-10 minutes in the middle of each month… all by means of one simple email.

After you signed up for the newsletter, then scroll down under the “About Me” section to the “Follow Me” icons. If you click on those, they take you to other ways to follow along. The first one is my RSS feed, so you can get my content delivered right to your reader every time I publish.

Right next to that are my links to my Twitter profile, my Facebook Fan Page and my Google+ page… and I am also on Foursquare and Instagram under Michael Hodson and michaelshodson — so come follow along.

p.s. that photo was taken on a train in Vietnam during my Ultimate Train Challenge craziness last September. Is that not the cutest kid in the world?


About Michael Hodson

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.

7 thoughts on “Photo of Cute Kid on Chinese Train and Pinterest Invite

  • Priscilla

    Hi Michael,
    I’m like a moth to the flame when it comes to new social media stuff, but have been reluctant to use Pintrest because somehow I feel like someone is going to take all that personal data information and use it. Is that paranoia or just me being careful about my identity? Wait, don’t answer that!

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      I think Pinterest is as safe as anything else these days, but then again, who knows.

  • John

    Michael, I have concerns that Pinterest encourages the sharing of photos that may not be licensed for displaying full size on Pinterest’s servers. Also that you can’t find the creator of many of the works Pinned on there.
    All this is in breach of Pinterest’s TOS where you must have permission to Pin material. Though they encourage everyone via their introductory e-mail to go out and pin other people’s work.
    I’m assuming though that as you have a “Pin It” button on your site that I have your permission to “Pin It”. With proper accreditation and a link to your site of course.
    I’d love to see a tag added to the HTML for photos (part of the IMG code) that indicates whether a photo can be shared on Pinterest or similar platforms, with an accreditation link of course.
    What are your thoughts Michael?

    • Worth Commenting

      just to answer that…if you pin it properly it should link anything back to the original post or website.

  • Worth Commenting

    i love is one of the greatest places i have found lately and i have looked at your profile…but why stop working on the book?

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