Who to Follow on Pinterest

Pinterest use to have a feature called ‘Tastemakers’ which listed the top, I don’t know, maybe 20 pinners (measured by number of followers). They also use to have a tab of staff favorites which was also helpful for choosing who to follow. They’ve done away with these features, much to my distaste,  so I thought I’d give you the low-down on who are my top 11 recommended pinners to follow. This list has a mix of design or diy bloggers, social media sites, magazines, etc. They are listed in no specific order and are based solely on my opinion. This is my blog, so I can do that.  Besides, if you read this blog on a regular basis, we might have something in common.

1. Christine Martinez Others must like her pins, too. She has 985K followers. She’s the blogger behind Miles of Style. Her colorful, whimsical and on-trend pins always catch my eye. Some of my favorite boards are: Gadgets and GearHomie



2. Centsational Girl 25K followers. Kate is the blogger behind Centsational Girl and as seen on The Nate Berkus Show. Some of her boards to check out: Inspiring DIY ; Color Inspiration


3. People Magazine 2K followers. I don’t buy gossip mags (I just read them in the check out line) so this allows me to get my celebrity fix. A few of their interesting boards include: Star Worthy Gift Ideas ; Star Loved Recipes


4. Nester Smith 13K followers. A design/diy/inspirational blogger, her mantra is It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. I totally embrace that philosophy. She has sooo many inspiring boards. These are a few of my faves. : Goal-Art- Risk; Wow;


5. Better Homes and Gardens 19K followers. The quintessential design mag has a pinterest account. Here are a few boards: Blogger home projects we love ; Healthy Dinner Recipes



6. HGTV 21K followers. Another design fave and a couple of their boards: The Party Planner ; Design Happens Blog


7. Crystal The Weekend Homemaker (you know I had to slip myself in here)  1400 followers. Here are a few of my favorite boards that I pin to quite often: For the Kiddos ; Tips and Tricks


8. Young House Love 481K followers. John and Sherry Petersik have great taste and an eye for inspiring, yet doable, DIY pins. Sherry also co-hosts a quarterly Pinterest challenge, inspiring us to tackle some of the ideas we pin: DIY Inspiring Things; Art


9. Nicole Bach Making It Lovely 10K followers. A design blogger and Babble contributor from Chicago. I love Nicole’s style and these boards: Feeling at Home; Nursery and Kids Rooms


10. Mashable 15k followers. Mashable is a social media site chock full of cutting edge info and some informational boards: Infographics; Everything Pinterest


11. Real Simple 40K followers. A great source of information for living A simpler life. Some of my favorite boards:  Weeknight Meals; Real Simple Finds Easy Entertaining


Now, to be diplomatic, I ask that you weigh in on who are your favorite pinners. Don’t by shy to list your own boards.

Share this article

5 Responses to Who to Follow on Pinterest
  1. ange
    February 29, 2012 |

    I think you, BHG, Nester and CG are my faves! :) thanks for highlighting some others to follow!

  2. Natasha In Oz
    February 29, 2012 |

    I follow a few of those pinners too. I must check out Christine Martinez…I haven’t seen those amazing pins yet!

    I have 203 pinning bloggers on my Master List (you are number 55! Thank you for joining in when it first started!) so please pop by and maybe you will meet some more Pinners!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha In Oz

  3. Mindy
    February 29, 2012 |

    I definitely have faves for different reasons. Some for plants and gardens, some for kitchens and other home decor things, some for hilarious quotes, others for awesome food ideas, etc. That’s why I’m partial to my own boards – it’s a combo of all the best. :o) And now, for shameless self promotion: http://pinterest.com/rindymae/
    I’ll have to check out your faves…..

  4. Christa
    March 30, 2012 |

    Thank you! I’ve been looking for some new pinners to follow and this is just my taste. I’m also a follower and fan of Christine Martinez. She’s great. I’d also recommend Jane Wang. And, sure, myself too. 😉


Leave a Reply

Wanting to leave an <em>phasis on your comment?

Trackback URL http://theweekendhomemaker.com/who-follow-on-pinterest/trackback