Inspiration You Can “Pin”

Are you “pinning” yet?

Yes, it’s apparently the latest trend in social websites and I finally joined the bandwagon last week.  I kept seeing it popup in  my stats as a site that was referring traffic to my blog, so it seemed like a good idea to check it out.

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I’ve got an interview lined up for you later this week with a smart gal already teaching small business owners how to use Pinterest (Want to know who? Keep reading my blog!) and a collaborative post focused on how to use Pinterest to drive traffic to your business or blog.

But until then, here are some inspiring quotes you’re welcome to pin, or share on your blog, Facebook page or elsewhere online–just click any image below for the full size versions.


  1. Hajra

    Twitter: hajraks

    Logging into Pinterest seems to be problematic for the past week for me. It gives me a weird time out message and I haven’t been able to log in for quite some time now…. Now, I read about Pinteresy everywhere and I get interested in being there!

    Yes, I love the quotes! Alas, when will Pinterest loging? :(
    Hajra recently posted… Will they call you over for a Bloggers Party?My Profile

  2. Pinterest UI is really awesome, it loads faster even with so many images on home page.

  3. Richard

    Twitter: worldwidejazz

    Very interesting. These pins look great. For sure I will share these on facebook. Website owners will love them!

  4. I read the post with much interest, but I will wait until they have ironed out all theire bugs.
    Mary Hinkle recently posted… Why is Idol White Teeth Whitener So Popular?My Profile

  5. Ryan

    Twitter: FindHomesNow

    Great pinning article, Michelle. This is certainly an interesting new trend in social media websites.
    Ryan recently posted… Luxury Ski Homes Market ReportMy Profile

  6. Lisa Kanarek

    Twitter: WorkingNaked

    I think I’m officially addicted to Pinterest. LIke you, I noticed that I was getting traffic to my site from Pinterest so I set up a few boards. It’s a great tool for connecting with others. Looking forward to learning more about it.
    Lisa Kanarek recently posted… 6 Ways to Make Your E-Mails More EffectiveMy Profile

  7. Danielle McGaw

    Twitter: DanielleMcGaw

    I am totally loving Pinterest. Not only is it fun but you can easily implement it as part of your business strategy. You can interact with people and you can generate interest by using great pictures (yet another reason to pay attention to the graphics you use on your blog!). Can’t wait for the interview, but I have no clue who it will be!
    Danielle McGaw recently posted… Social Networking Tribes | What Are They and Should You Be in One?My Profile

  8. Judy Heminsley

    Twitter: judyheminsley

    Hi Michelle
    I’ve found your fab site thro Lisa Kanarek, as we’re both working from home advocates.
    I’m proud to say I was an early adopter of Pinterest – the only time I’m ever going to be able to make that claim, I’m sure!
    There’s been a lot of buzz lately about it sending lots of referral traffic, but of course that only happens if you only pin your own pictures, and for me that’s absolutely not the point.
    I don’t get many referrals from it, but it’s a great way to share additional content that doesn’t fit elsewhere on my site and to engage people.
    And yes, it is totally addictive!
    Glad to have found you, and best wishes
    Judy Heminsley recently posted… Top 10 tips for working from homeMy Profile

  9. helen bogun

    Twitter: HelzDesign

    love the quote pix :)
    pinterest – i am on but still not sure of the benefit
    helen bogun recently posted… BAUHAUS: From Germany to North CarolinaMy Profile

  10. Melissa B.

    Twitter: BarhamVA

    Great collection, thanks! :)
    Melissa B. recently posted… The Photo Editing Series: Part I, Basic Photo EditsMy Profile

  11. I’ve just jumped on the pinterest bandwagon and am having the same login problems, maybe like Mary I will wait to further utilize it or do you think I should continue to jump in with both feet? It appears it will be here to stay, geez where do you draw the line with all the social media sites?
    Jenny recently posted… Energy Armor BraceletMy Profile

    • Michelle Shaeffer

      Twitter: Michelleshaeffr

      My line is based on where my market is and how much time I’ve got in my day. If my market is there and I can easily add a few minutes to get visible, I’ll give it a shot. :)

      I think they’ll stabilize as they get the growth figured out. They’re just growing super fast.
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… The Entrepreneur’s PledgeMy Profile

  12. Adalia John

    Twitter: adaliaj

    Pinterest affirms Richard Branson’s above mentioned quote: Business opportunities are like buses there’s always another one coming. Be inspired to wake up and take action for your amazing product or service. Go for it! Others are waiting on YOU to help them live the life of their dreams.
    Adalia John recently posted… Affirmations: Money AffirmationsMy Profile

  13. Alana

    Twitter: RamblinGarden

    Your posts on Pinterest this week have been so timely-especially the one about possible copyright infringement. Thank you for the images. I still don’t know (as a non-business blogger) where I want to go with Pinterest but I don’t want to get into any trouble, accidentally, pinning things. (and yes, I am having login problems too.)
    Alana recently posted… Civil War Sunday-Hate in Virginia Cancels My TripMy Profile

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