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1 Kia January 3, 2012 at 8:43 am

I don’t neccessarily think that bloggers NEED to be on pinterest – surely getting pinned is worth more than pinning!?

The idea of Pinterest being to pin what interests YOU – ideas, inspiration, etc. Pinterest isn’t intended to be self-promotion (says so in their pin ettiquette section) thus if you are the source of inspiration then you’re more likely to be getting pinned than pinning.

Upon being pinned those that follow those that have pinned you will also see your projects, photographs, etc and may (hopefully) increase the traffic to your blog.

It’s better to be pin-worthy than pin-happy (says she who is pin-happy herself!)

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2 Lolli January 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Kia – I totally agree with what you have said here!

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3 Janice January 4, 2012 at 3:41 am

Yes Kia – so true! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

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4 Wendys Hat January 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I agree! You don’t even need to be active to have someone pinning your things. 1 1/2 years a go someone pinned an ornament of mine and I was notified by my Google notification, so I got an invite to join and have never looked back. I pinned a friends photo tip last week and she was amazed at the traffic it gave her. I just love it for the easy ways to file ideas and recipes instead of bookmarking.

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5 Wendys Hat January 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I can be found on Pinterest here http://pinterest.com/wendyshat/

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6 Janice January 4, 2012 at 3:41 am

following you now :)

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7 Kat January 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I was the same way with Pinterest in the beginning and after dabbling here and there for a few weeks something finally clicked in a “whoa this is HUGE” kind of way. Pinterest has the potential to be a visual version of Stumble Upon…I think this site is going to do major things and bloggers should jump on board now while it’s still so early.

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8 Janice January 4, 2012 at 3:49 am

yes – I am sure you are right!

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9 Amanda January 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I think it’s like any of the social media outlets. Each blogger needs to evaluate what works for them and focus their time and energies there. Some like Twitter. Some prefer Facebook. Some have gotten the hang of and like StumbleUpon. Others feel like it’s just a time suck. I see Pinterest as the same. I think of Pinterest as a way to mark and share things I enjoy. It’s almost like tearing stuff out of a magazine to save, only without all of the paper.

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10 Janice January 4, 2012 at 3:50 am

yes for sure – to each her own. You have to decide what works for you.

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11 BlondeBlogger January 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Didn’t know about the link to see if your blog was pinned already. Mine was! Very cool! Thank you!

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12 Janice January 4, 2012 at 3:50 am

That is a fun link isn’t it? The first time I looked I was so excited! :)

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13 eila / full plate January 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm

after seeing that traffic was coming to my blog via pinterest I decided to see what all the fuss was about…. like twitter, I’d created an account some time ago, and then never found the time to learn more about it. but wow, pinterest is neat. yes, it’s a colossal time suck, but I love that I can see a recipe on someone’s blog, pin it, try it some time down the road, then write about it and link back to that person’s blog without having to go searching for that link. so, to me, pinterest has become both a fun after-the-kids-are-down-and-i-am-avoiding-the-playroom-disaster-zone as well as a circular way for me to bookmark and recognize fellow bloggers ideas.

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14 Janice January 4, 2012 at 3:51 am

Yes – it is fun AND productive! :)

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15 Karen Ardoin January 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I have found more interesting blogs and websites though pininterest than I have via any other social media. I am new to this but I love it. Will start using it to boost my own site.

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16 LisaLisa January 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Well, as a somewhat new blogger I’m just a little scared. Everything I hear about Pinterest appears to be great but some bloggers I know say they didn’t like it. I want to try it as i have tried them all seems like…lol
Is it really a Great benefit for your blogs? I guess it’s one more site i need to try…maybe it will be Pintastic for me…..lol

Thanks for posting this!

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17 Erika
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January 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I was recently thinking about this and wondered if it would be a benefit for my new blog! Thanks for the information. I have looked at Pinterest but thought I would get so addicted I wouldn’t get anything else done! Maybe it will be worth my time though.

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18 Brian January 5, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I just found out about pinterest a while back when I interviewed Amy Guth, a great social media manager for the Tribune company.. She said it was one of the two social networks she’s on right now and can’t live without.

I had to check it out after that, but still haven’t signed up.

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