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Celebrities on Pinterest and Harriet M. Welsch’s Spy Pinboard

Did you know that there are celebrities on Pinterest?  I had to write a post this week for BlogHer bouncing off the news that Mark Zuckerberg was now pinning, and ended up finding a bunch of people:

I’ll keep adding to this list as I find new people.

I was sort of interested to see which recipes Paula Deen found pinworthy, but they all seem to be her recipes (unless I’m reading Pinterest wrong).  I already know her recipes.  The rest of the people are fine, but I guess I’m not really dying to see what the Backstreet Boys pinned.  I actually couldn’t think of many celebrities that I’d want to see what they had pinned.

But I could think of plenty of fictional people…

  • George Weasley’s magical joke idea pinboard: a place where he can pin stuff from Zonko’s online site, gather ideas for new Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, and pay tribute to Fred.
  • Harriet M. Welsch’s favourites pinboard: pictures of tomato sandwiches, photos that were originally pinned by people on her spy route, and interesting ways to decorate composition notebooks so they don’t look like you’re taking spy notes.
  • Ramona Quimby’s after school ideas: bricks, bricks, and more types of bricks for brick factory.
  • Willy Wonka’s retirement plans: what the hell did Willy Wonka do after the chocolate factory?

Whose pinboard would you want to see?  Are there fictional accounts on Pinterest as there are on Twitter?

P.S. Rachel Goldman is getting her own Pinterest board but until she fills it, you can see the one I made for her.  And hints that will be dropped regularly about the sequel.


1 It Is What It Is { 02.16.12 at 10:20 am }

I looked at the Pinterest link and I still just do not understand why the craze. I haven’t had one person explain it to me in way that I could so, “Oh, that’s why people like it”. I consider myself a purveyor of the human condition but I still can’t figure out why I would be interested (and I mean “interest” in terms of having value to me) in the virtual bulletin boards of others, let alone care to spend time pinning. Why? Is it to create a virtual goal board? Or photo book of one’s interests? I just do not get it. What value does pinning have?

2 Joanna { 02.16.12 at 12:24 pm }

For the person who doesn’t understand it. Look at it as a way to bookmark just about everything you would bookmark anyway.

But only now it is well organized! I use pinterest for so many reasons. For one I plan my weekly meals using it (I will provide my link below to see what I am talking about). Every board I have is useful if not now then one day in the future.

I have one board specially for my kids. If I am ever looking for an activity for them to do I know where to look.

If I ever buy/build a new house, I have a bunch of boards that would help me with that. I have one board dedicated to just paint colors that I love. Another one with interior design ideas.

I also have a gift board. If I see something that I think one of my family member might like, I pin it and place it under my gift board. When the tie comes for gift buying, I already have some ideas neatly organized.

We are planning a vacation to Greece next year and I have a board full of places I would like to visit when we go this time.

I really don’t know how to explain it any better but I think I would be seriously depressed if it were to ever go away:)


3 KT { 02.16.12 at 1:51 pm }

Thanks for the celebrity Pinterest sites! I’m totally going to follow Martha!

4 magpie { 02.16.12 at 1:57 pm }

Ooh, Claudia & Jamie from the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – they could pin all the items in the museum and the beds they slept in and the fountain and lots of Michaelangelo sculptures.

5 magpie { 02.16.12 at 1:59 pm }

Oh, and Pogue wrote about Pinterest in today’s Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/technology/personaltech/reviewing-pinterest-the-newest-social-media-site.html

I can’t decide whether that means it’s jumped the shark, or is received wisdom.

6 Jem { 02.16.12 at 2:24 pm }

I think it’s interesting to see who the celebrities are following.

7 Erica { 02.16.12 at 2:42 pm }

Mr. Toad’s Touring Tips pinboard – auto tips, vintage car parts and driving gear, and probably some great maps.

Meg Murray & Calvin O’Keef’s Wedding & Parenting pinboards – because I love them so & often wish I knew more of their story. Also because they seem like they’d be very level-headed & reassuring about the parenting stuff.

Calvin’s (of Calvin & Hobbes) Winter Activities pinboard – full of ideas for more snowpeople scenes of terror, of course. And sledding! And snowball fight strategies!

And Rae Seddon’s Baked Goods pinboard – because the baked goods descriptions in Robin McKinley’s *Sunshine* make me drool reliably whenever I read them & I’d like some photos to go with them, too, please!

8 jjiraffe { 02.16.12 at 5:12 pm }

Elizabeth Bennett’s would be rad. Also, I like to think that Hermione Granger’s would be full of useful advice, tips and spells. And she would constantly bug Harry and Ron to go see what she had pinned but they would never join.

9 Her Royal Fabulousness { 02.16.12 at 6:08 pm }

I am starting to feel like a 30 year old dinosaur. Although I am intrigued by pinterest, I can barely keep up with the social media that I half heartedly participate in! 🙂 Ugh, I need either more hours in the day or no more fulltime job action.

10 Lori Lavender Luz { 02.16.12 at 6:38 pm }

Oh, yes, I would love to see Willy Wonka’s pinboard. Both Gene’s and Johnny’s.

So happy to see Rachel on Pinterest!

11 Sarah { 02.16.12 at 10:59 pm }

Yeah, I don’t really get the pinterest thing either. I don’t use it for the same reason I don’t read homemaking magazines any more: I feel totally inadequate. Effortlessly beautiful house? Yeah, right. Time to cook an actual recipe? I wish!

12 clare { 02.17.12 at 5:48 am }

Ramona Quimby yes yes yes! That would be awesome, although I am still very sad that when Beverly Cleary came to town to give a talk at the library (she called our house, because my mom was always the person in town organizing authors to visit, and I answered the phone! I was 9 this was HUGE), but turns out kids couldn’t come to her book reading. I was so so sad at the time, but a Quimby board would sort of make up for it – bricks plus secret places in Portland to play i think… .

13 Alyssa { 02.23.12 at 6:54 am }

Ashley Benson (actress) also has one (and pins a lot of cute stuff!)

14 Kate { 03.16.12 at 11:51 am }

There is a company in MN, Fasthorseinc.com that contracts with TV shows to do FaceBook pages (and other interactive social media stuff) for TV characters. Interesting twist on the idea and they spoke at a class I took last semester.

Pinterest is also a fun idea site as well as all the other things. I’ve been crushing on it for months and now I even have my husband addicted too. Here is my take and in my post I link to another lady that spells out why its great too. http://wp.me/p4X0a-As

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