"Catholic Pinterest Queen?" At Your Service

The incredible and generous support I receive from Lisa Hendey of CatholicMom.com is a testimony to her commitment to all things Catholic. When she contacted me about Catholic Pinterest I saw her help as confirming, that a community celebrating the Catholic faith would take-off on Pinterest. AMDG!

On Lisa's website, every Friday, she features a board from Catholic Pinterest and a tip from me. Last Friday she mentioned my boards specifically and in the kindest way...

"Established by Catholic Pinterest Queen Allison Girone, the Catholic Pinterest group board now has over 50 pinners, over 1100 pins and nearly 2100 followers. You’ll find some of your favorite Catholic bloggers pinning there, but also great Catholic institutions like Our Sunday Visitor and the Catholic Company.
 One of the great things about the Catholic Pinterest group board is that it highlights the synergy that is possible with a tool like Pinterest when we all work as a team. I’m thrilled that so many faith-filled pinners have come together to create a resource that is truly the “go to” place for Catholics on Pinterest. Please follow Catholic Pinterest today, and be sure to check out Allison Girone‘s great boards too — and while you’re there, thank her for her curation of this great community!

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And here’s this week’s tip of the week from Allison Girone of the Catholic Pinterest Group Board who has kindly agreed to offer a weekly pointer for us on how to use some best practices to enjoy and effectively employ Pinterest:

Utilize the buttons to tweet your pin or Facebook your pin…when appropriate. Ask yourself how many of these pins are my followers going to want to see? It could be overdone if your friends receive 10 Facebook updates from you in as many minutes. Because once you’re in a groove on Pinterest, the pins can start dancing…"

Since I started Catholic Pinterest on February 11th, 2012, it's rapid growth has been assisted by Lisa's tweets, facebook posts and site articles about it. She and I both believe that the community being built there can help spread the Good News, a venue for New Evangelization.  Catholic social media is a topic of interest to us both, especially after our trip to the Vatican Bloggers Meeting.  Rather than Queens...I believe we both want to be servants to spreading the faith. 

At Pinterest, the image captures your attention and is pinned...bookmarked....into boards of your designing. The "pin" links back to the originating articles/websites and is making Pinterest a great source for site traffic. For me, it's a great way to catalog things I want/need to remember and create a visual filing cabinet of sorts. And that's why it works so well for creating a Catholic board, our faith is filled with images of the Good, the True and the Beautiful!

Thank you, Lisa Hendey, for sharing that vision and going the step further to be the encourager and promoter that you are.

For How -To videos on using Pinterest and links to articles on it's effectiveness, see LINKs here.


Theresa said...

Allison~loving Pinterest since I am such a pic person! I am following the Catholic board. Do you need permission to *pin* on Catholic Pinterest?

Allison said...

Theresa, I would love to add you as a contributor. Email me your Pinterest address to CatholicHomeEd[at]yahoo[dot]com

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