Blog Awesome Challenge: Putting Pinterest to Work for Your Blog

Posted by JenniferG in Blog Awesome Challenge, Blog Posts on Fri, Mar 23, 2012

About Jennifer Gerlock

Jennifer Gerlock is an entreprenuer and mother of two who is working adamantly to hold it together while juggling a career, marriage, life and young boys. She blogs at Hip As I Wanna Be and is a mobile journalist for

9 Responses to “Blog Awesome Challenge: Putting Pinterest to Work for Your Blog”

  1. You know, if I could find the time to add Pinterest to everything else I’m trying to do to grow my blog, I would. But no social media sites are accessible at work (damn government!) and by the time I get home, trying to update the blog and Facebook and Twitter — it’s just too much. Also, I can’t figure out how not to make myself feel bad on Pinterest. Pinning stuff I like or want is usually also stuff I can’t afford. I don’t need or want to give myself daily heartache.

  2. I love Pinterest! I too must admit my addiction, has spread to most of the women in my family, including my not so computer savvy Mom!! Just by me talking about all of the amazing ideas!

    I feel so weird pinning my own stuff! Does anyone else feel this way?

    What are everyone’s thoughts about watermarking your photos and getting full credit on Pinterest?

    Thank you, thank you, for including this in the Blog Awesome Challenge!

  3. I am a Pinterest addict!! I just started creating pins and pinning some of my posts. It’s seems like a great way to draw new traffic to your blog so why not. Especially if you have some new information to share with others!

  4. I, too, am a Pinterest addict – I spend 95% of my time pinning things from others’ websites, or re-pinning from Pinterest itself. I do pin things from (a)Musing Foodie, and it has its own board. Self-promotion isn’t highly regarded on Pinterest which is why I try to keep it limited.

    Interestingly, most of my “referred” blog traffic is from Pinterest these days – so it’s a major value add!

    You can follow me at

    Thanks! 🙂

  5. Jen got me started on Pinterest last December…thank you Jen! As an interior designer it is a great place for inspiration…not only for me, but also for my clients. I now ask clients to create Pinterest Boards for their projects…instant mood boards.

    Check out my Pinterest (Inspiration) Boards.


  6. I heart Pinterest but haven’t pinned much lately. Got a little nervous about the legal issues.

    I love using it a social bookmarking too. I totally go back to it for reference.

    You can follow me here:

    Guess I should start pinning again. 🙂

  7. I love pinterest. I use it now first before a google search. I am proud to say that i don’t spend too much time surfing on there like others do, though. For me it is really more of a file cabinet for what I find elsewhere on the web and want to reference later.

    I will say, though, that i had a big run-in with a designer who’s bed I discovered via a pin on pinterest and used as inspiration for a head board i made. The lady was irrate with me for copying her design. I didn’t copy her design, I was inspired by portions of it (and other similar beds). I don’t sell my stuff. I don’t make any money off my blog (yet), and I referenced her.

    Welcome to the world of Pinterest, lady!

    Maybe we should emphasize the important of watermarking all your images in this day of pinterest. And also, of pinning images properly (by going to the most direct source of the image and pinning from there).

    Anywho, I’m off to follow all of you on Pinterest!