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35 Brilliant Bloggers Talk about Pinterest


Brilliant Bloggers is a weekly series here at BlogWorld where we look at the best posts from around the web all surrounding a specific topic. Every week, we’ll feature three of the most brilliant bloggers out there, along with a huge list of more resources where you can learn about the topic. You can see more Brilliant Blogger posts or learn how to submit your link for an upcoming edition here.

This Week’s Topic: Pinterest

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been blogging and tweeting a lot about Pinterest. It’s my latest obsession, and one that I believe has unlimited potential for content creators and business owners. Check out Seven Cool Ways to Use Pinterest and my Pinterest Beginner’s Guide if you haven’t already; then, take some time to read the below Pinterest posts by some of the most brilliant bloggers online.

*Note* Usually, I link everyone’s Twitter handles, but this week, given the topic, I thought it would be an even better idea to link to Pinterest profiles too, when I could find them.

Also, you can find my Pinterest boards here. I pin mostly funny stuff, good blog posts, and craft ideas (plus a mish mosh of other stuff). Leave your Pinterest profile link in a comment below and tell us what you most often pin so we can all connect!

Advice from Brilliant Bloggers:

5 Pinterest Tips for Beginners by Kelby Carr at Type-A Parent

Kelby’s a power user in the world of Pinterest, and she’s currently working a new Dummies book about this network, so her post is a great place to start! If you’re new to Pinterest, this post will help you get going. Upon first glance, Pinterest can look really confusing and hard to learn, but with a little time – and Kelby’s tips – you’ll be addicted in no time!

Pinterest is great to find cool stuff and inspiration, and it’s also great for content creators hoping to drive traffic. Writes Kelby,

If you’re a blogger jumping in, it is probably because you would like to get exposure and traffic as a result. Just like other social networks, you should primarily pin content from other sources or you will look spammy. Still, you can pin your own content on occasion. What is even better, however, is to encourage others to pin your content.

Read the entire post, and then check out Kelby on Twitter (@typeamom) and on Pinterest (kelby).

Pinterest: Behind the Design of an Addictive Visual Network by Lauren Drell on Mashable

One of the best ways to learn about any network or platform is to hear information straight from the horse’s mouth. That’s what you have in this post from Lauren Drell at Mashable – a great interview with one of the co-founders of Pinterest, Evan Sharp. Along with Paul Sciarra and Ben Silbermann, Evan created this social discovery platform as a way for people to visually share things they find interesting, and today, it’s one of the fastest-growing start-ups out there. Check out this complete interview with Evan to learn more. Here’s a snippet:

I was always collecting images on the web in folders on the desktop of my computer, but it wasn’t a very good system for remembering where things came from or who made them. We wanted to create a place where you can go to upload or collect things on the web and simply organize it the way you want to [each with its associated metadata].

You can find Lauren on Twitter @drelly and on Pinterest (drelly).

18 Real-World Examples of How Brands Are Using Pinterest by Sakita Holley at SakitaHolley.com

Pinterest isn’t just for bloggers. This is also an absolutely great platform for brands who want to connect with their audience. Companies like Nordstrom and Whole Foods have been cited often for using Pinterest well, but these aren’t the only companies making awesome use of Pinterest. In this post, Sakita takes a look at 18 brands that really understand how to use Pinterest – and as you can guess, they’re doing more than just promoting their own products. From her post:

I’m always curious to see how brands use various platforms to engage with their customers and fans. So naturally I’ve been scouting for early brand adoption examples on Pinterest, a new website still in its infancy that puts a digital spin on pin boards.

After checking out Sakita’s post, you can find her on Twitter (@MissSuccess) and on Pinterest (misssuccess).

BONUS: I usually only highly three brilliant bloggers and list the rest as links below, but this week, I wanted to also highlight a fourth post, from Dave Copeland (copewrites/@copewrites) at Read Write Web – “A Guy’s Guide To Pinterest.” Most of the posts this week are written by women and the platform itself tips in favor of female users…but that doesn’t mean guy’s can’t use it too! In fact, there are a lot of really cool things guys are pinning on Pinterest, so fellas, don’t be afraid to sign up.

Even More Brilliant Advice:

Did I miss your post or a post by someone you know about Pinterest? Unintentional! Help me out by leaving a comment below with the link

Next Week’s Topic: Public Speaking

I’d love to include a link to your post next week – and if you head to the Brilliant Bloggers Schedule, you can see even more upcoming posts. We all have something to learn from one another, so please don’t be shy! Head to the schedule today to learn how to submit your post so I won’t miss it.


  • MissSuccess

    @allison_boyer wow! Thanks so much for including my post on pinterest!

    • allison_boyer

      @MissSuccess You’re welcome! Thanks for writing it!

  • SortaCrunchy

    @allison_boyer Wow! What a great post. Thanks for including me!!

  • EricaBrand

    love the concept but had issues with pintrest invites (waiting 2 weeks, not cool) and the fact you can’t make anything private so i went with http://www.juxtapost.com instead. now i’m addicted to thing. love posting things and sending crafty things to my mom. but it also lets me create private boards so that i can plan events without everyone seeing what im doing.

  • EcommerceBoy

    @allison_boyer Thanks for the mention.

  • mommamarketing

    @allison_boyer Thanks for sharing! I’m loving Pinterest!

  • markdubya

    @allison_boyer Thanks for the mention!

  • typeamom

    @allison_boyer @drelly @misssuccess @copewrites thanks for including me 🙂

  • karengunton

    @allison_boyer thank you for incuding me on your pinterest blog list! very cool =)

  • cliquekaila

    @allison_boyer Wow – thanks for including my post!!

  • FunCityChief

    Allison, thanks for mention me! I too have become interested in Pinterest–and I’m a guy, more so what it has done for my clients on promoting products and services. – Fred Campos (aka funcitychief & fredcamposjr)

  • veanad

    @allison_boyer great post. thank you so much for including me!

  • envigordesign

    Great collection! We featured a post a couple weeks back, too, check it out – “A Quick Guide to Pinterest” http://envigordesign.com/social-media/quick-guide-pinterest.

    -Amanda, envigordesign

  • cassieboorn

    @allison_boyer Thanks for the mention!!

  • Linette

    I’m a total Pinterest addict! It’s also one of the top 6 for my blogs traffic wise these days, and gaining traction by the day! Here’s my profile: http://pinterest.com/linetteg/ (hope it’s ok to post since you asked). I love to follow fellow bloggers.

  • cassieboorn

    @JulianaP16 Thanks for the retweet!

  • MadMelvina

    @cassieboorn Nice! I’m on Pinterest, I just haven’t decided what to do with it yet =/

  • stillblondeaaty

    Stuff I don’t need to see, Crafts I’ll never make but want to, Fashions and Hairstyles for Women over 45, Vintage dresses, RECIPES of every sort . Stop on by, I’ll follow you back! http://pinterest.com/stillblondeaaty/

  • ohAmanda

    Thanks for including my post! Now I wanna go read the rest of the posts. 🙂


  • LucyFeltonBanta

    Great list of articles about Pinterest! It will be good iPad reading tonight!

  • spowellhenning

    @allison_boyer Thanks for sharing!

  • mrymnz

    RT @mommamarketing 35 Brilliant Bloggers Talk about Pinterest via @blogworld http://t.co/Xt7T2tPG

  • differentdogwoodcottage

    Here’s a new series on Growing Your Blog with Pinterest http://www.blogguidebook.com/2012/01/its-pinterest-not-brain-surgery-part-1.html

  • ThePostalnator

    Here’s a blog of a different kind – discussing whether Pinterest’s invite-only tactic is becoming a big trend itself: http://t.co/zRCct6ak

  • DebiTaylorHough

    One day several months ago, I suddenly noticed that one of my blog posts had gone viral on Pinterest – 3,000+ hits in one day to http://afrugalsimplelife.com/2011/09/07/cream-of-whatever-soup-substitute/ . Seriously? Wow. I’d looked at Pinterest but didn’t really “get” it at that point.  But when the whole world seemed to be beating a door to my newest blog via Pinterest pins, I decided it was worth looking into seriously.  The rest is history … “Hi, my name is Debi and I’m a Pin-aholic” … I’m also the author of several books including Frugal Living for Dummies and the bestselling Frozen Assets cookbook series.  I pin smart ideas, recipes, home organization stuff, recipes, kid stuff, random beauty, recipes, humor, and did I mention recipes?  http://pinterest.com/DebiHough/

  • someshwara

    Hey. I want to recomned PinGraphy for Driving Traffic to your Pinterest Account. Features like scheduling pins and uploading pins in bulk drives huge traffic from your pinterest followers. http://pingraphy.com

  • cem

    Mrb arkada?lar,ingilizcem yok do?al ol?arak pinteresti kullanmam zor oluyor,bunun için sizlere yeni buldu?um ho? bir siteyi payla?mak isterim,pinterest benzeri bir site fakat Türkçe,ister ?irketinizin reklam?n? yap?n,ister kendinize duvarlar olu?turun.

  • cem

    Mrb arkada?lar,ingilizcem yok do?al ol?arak pinteresti kullanmam zor oluyor,bunun için sizlere yeni buldu?um ho? bir siteyi payla?mak isterim,pinterest benzeri bir site fakat Türkçe,ister ?irketinizin reklam?n? yap?n,ister kendinize duvarlar olu?turun.

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  • Sarah

    I really enjoyed reading this, it was very helpful!

  • Mary Mathews, LCSWR

    I realize this is an “ancient” post, but I am relatively new to blogging and to Pinterest. I’ll be checking back to this information multiple times, thanks! I just wrote a blog post “Pinterest as a Psycho-Spiritual Practice?” from the vantage point of my 20+ years as an integrative psychotherapist. I’ve come to love Pinterest!

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