fairies, London Aquarium, Oh How Pinteresting, Pinterest, Rise of the Guardians, Social Networking, Tooth Fairy
Today I’m borrowing an idea from Beautiful Dysfunction – one of the first fellow-Ontario bloggers I met when I started this blog.
She use to do a weekly series called “Oh How Pinteresting” where she would showcase some of her favourite pins.
At the time, I was very new to WordPress and couldn’t even figure out how to post pins on WordPress, so I wasn’t there.
But I’ve been having more and more fun on Pinterest lately, and so I thought I might try weekly – or maybe monthly – or possibly sporadic, I really haven’t thought it through, posts linking back to some of the stuff that I’ve found interesting in Pinterestland.
So with that I give you my inaugural “Oh, How Pinteresting” post.
And I thought I’d start with my top five most popular pins – as measured through the exact science of repins and likes.
First, at six re-pins, I give you … the London Aquarium! Apparently, people like sharks. Or London. Or water. Or maybe they are like me and are fans of all three. I did a school term in London during my undergrad and really enjoyed my visit to the Aquarium.
Number 3 – Tie!
Here’s a post I found on teaching kids about good nutrition from B-Inspired Mama. Apparently others, like myself, found it inspiring. I admit I haven’t done any of this. But, generally speaking, we do have pretty good nutrition over here (just don’t ask about tonight’s dinner).
Number 3 – Tie!
Tied for third is one of those pins I pinned in a moment of “crafty, organizational I CAN DO THIS!” inspiration.
I could totally put together a scrapbook of memories. And it would be lovely.
Have I done it yet? Not so much. But I found the idea originally posted by Holly, one of my favourite bloggers, who posts over at Simplify Create Inspire, so I smile every time I get a notice that someone else might pursue this thanks to her Project Life postings on the subject.
And my sister-in-law just did a similar style scrapbook for my nephew’s first few months – so I’m sort of inspired again…
So this pin goes to why I started up on Pinterest to begin with, to collect recipes. And this one is certainly one of our repeat side dishes when we entertain. I love asparagus. Everyone loves bacon. And it’s hard, unless you are lactose intolerant, to be anti-cheese, so there you have it. And others apparently agree.
Like Rise of the Guardians? You are not alone. I pinned this when my eldest lost her first tooth early this summer. We went online to collect photos of the Tooth Fairy together. No deeper thought than that.
I still get multiple email notifications a week for people repinning and liking this pin.
In the span of my interests? Tooth Fairy? DreamWorks? Don’t get me wrong, really good film, but not something I thought would ever get over 50 repins. Just goes to show the random wacky that is the Internet.
So that’s some of my most pinned pins.
Are you on Pinterest? Anything you pinned that surprised you in popularity?
I love pinterest (there’s link on my blog to my pinterest), but before you try any of the recipes or crafts (esp. kids’ crafts…) let me point you to this site: http://pinstrosity.blogspot.com/
Because some pins aren’t what they appear to be (like that bacon/asparagus thing).
I love your Fairy Board! I will have to show my eldest. As for pinstrosity – I did a quick visit but may go back.
But I have to disagree on the bacon/asparagus wraps. I’ve had some cooking fails (pink pancakes spring to mind), but these actually worked well the first time I tried…
I had a friend who tried them and they didn’t work for her. I’m glad they worked for you. 🙂 Pinstrosity is for those who try pins and they don’t work, and then we try to figure out why… I have, I think, two posts there. 🙂
I will have to go back and look for your posts! I have to admit there are many recipes I look through on Pinterest and just rule out once they get complicated (or use a pan or tool I don’t own). I can certainly appreciate Pinterest “fails” though (I’ve had a few that I certainly haven’t “nailed”) ;).
It has become a true joke how addicted I am to Pinterest after not getting it and lightly mocking it for a while. In a week I have way too many pins with colorful items, color palettes, Deadpool, Hello Kitty and other randomness.
It’s like when I used to download interesting things to my phone in the middle of the night to reference in posts later…only 100 times worse!
So of course I am loving it!
The most repinned pictured I have is a lego-Deadpool picture where he makes an observation that lego hands look like taco shells. Yeah, that random 🙂
I am already a fan of your Hello Kitty Board (and the fact that you found Hello Kitty Mermaids!) as you know.
I think your lego random beats the Tooth Fairy – so very funny what get’s pinned.
Just so you know, I keep looking for that mermaid whenever I happen to see other HK stuff in real life. Stay tuned! (or tuna-ed? Ha ha?)
Even with it being the most pinned, that lego only got 25. It’s what drew me back in, my trying to figure out why it was so popular 🙂
And I’ve gone back to look at your HK board a few times to check … 😉 It’s stuff like this that helps makes the Internet fun.
So we’re staying tuna-ed over here.
I’d watch your Lego pin to see if it keeps climbing – my ROTG Tooth Fairy crests every now and then and I get a flurry of repins, then quiet, then flurry…. I wonder vaguely if my Fairy Board gets sent out as a suggested board to follow – but then I figure I’d end up with more followers there so that makes no sense, so I’ve landed on the theory that people search for the ROTG Tooth Fairy and, for whatever reason, mine is one of the pins that keeps circulating. Again, completely random.
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom said:
That London Aquarium picture looks so cool!
I’ve had asparagus that way before… so delicious!
I really want to see Rise of the Guardians – I’ve been hearing really great things about it!
Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop!
Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Rise of the Guardians really is a great movie – both my kids love it. I just didn’t realize it had quite that big an online following….
Thanks for taking the time to visit – it’s great that you do this for your hop!
Megan L. said:
I am still trying to figure out pinning and pinteresting 😉
I hope you do! Once I figured out what I could use it for (and how I could just play there) I was hooked 🙂
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Ramona Ivan said:
The most surprising thing about Pinterest is that it is just like a search engine. You can type–ANYTHING–and you will find something about it.
Agreed – I’ve had some fun typing in random things to see what I get ….
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I ADORE Pintrest….and out of interest, HOW do you find out your top pins and repins? I have no idea. The shark one is my fave 🙂
I don’t know if there is a more exact way to do it – but I went to my messages and just scrolled down to see which ones were pinned most – eg: usually says “Lizzi and four other people pinned your pin.” Also, when you click on your specific pins you can see how many people have pinned and liked your “pin” of it (and then the total repins from everyone). So it took a wee bit of surfing because I couldn’t find anything as simple as a straight stats page, but I think it’s pretty accurate 🙂
Yeah, it’s like the best of the best all found in one spot! Love it!
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Following you on Pinterest now!
Following you too – love that you have wine boards !!! 😉
Reese Speaks said:
I love Pinterest, and I have to make time to Pin more often. There’s just so many things you can find and you can connect to so many people in a different way on this SM platform.
I Pin in spurts – I find it’s fun when I don’t have the motivation to blog 😉 I basically started it to collect recipes and then figured out some other fun things to be done there….
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OMG The grilled asparagus wraps are seriously delicious!
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