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Words of wisdom about Pinterest from this week’s guest on the Oh So Pinteresting Podcast:
“It really is about sharing and building together a network of amazing resources for people to find no matter what their niche is. Why reinvent if great stuff is already there!” ~Kim Vij
Kim Vij is the co-author of The Educators’ Spin On It. As an early childhood teacher and a mom of three, she’s learned many tips and tricks of parenting and teaching along the way in the past 20 years. She shares her “Educator’s Spin” on parenting issues including ways to make learning playful and playtime meaningful to support you as your child’s first teacher.
In this episode
Kim and her friend Amanda launched The Educators’ Spin On It in the summer of 2011. Since then they have grown their social media presence by applying some of those tricks of the trade. In this episode Kim shares:
- How Facebook is used in contrast to how they use Pinterest for growing an audience and the results they saw
- How they use Facebook groups to build relationships that they carry over to Pinterest
- The importance of pinning styles
- How they avoid having to moderate group boards
- The key to having successful group boards
- The gift they received from Pinterest
- How she manages her time on social media
- Her approach to creating pinnable images
You can find Kim at The Educators’ Spin On It as well as on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ where’s she’s sharing hand selected resources so parents & teachers can spend less time searching and more time offline with their family.
The Educators’ Spin On It Top Boards
Reading Activities 1.3 Million Followers
Bilingual Babies & World Geography 1.4 Million Followers
Collaborative Board After School Activities Board with 35 contributors and 46,000 followers
Top Contributing Boards
Kid Blogger Network Activities & Crafts with over 300 Contributors and 66,000 followers. Kim says this an amazing network!
Top Pins that have created Traffic to the Educators’ Spin On It
Tips for Parenting a Strong Willed Child
30+ Ideas for Teacher Appreciation
10 Ways to Explore with Dr. Seuss
Links mentioned in this episode
Sharing and collaboration were a common theme throughout my conversation with Kim. What are your favorite ways to share on Pinterest or somewhere else online? Go ahead and share in the comments below.
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Thank you for sharing Kim and Amanda’s Pinterest success story, they are valuable members of the online education community. Congrats Kim and Amanda!
Vanessa, it was such a pleasure to hear about their story.
If you or someone you know has a Pinterest story that you think would be a good fit for the podcast, let me know.
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Thank you so much Vanessa for your kind words!
Cynthia, why do I get so excited every time I see a new podcast on new site?;-))) Great job with always finding some interesting and helpful people to feature. I truly admire all your amazing hard work!
Thanks Maria! I really appreciate your kind words 🙂
Totally agree with you Maria, she’s now on my must listen to list each week with all her resources she’s sharing. Keep up the great work Cynthia! Thank you again for having me, was fun to sit down and talk with someone about Pinterest!
Kim, it was my pleasure! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful insights to Pinterest.
Just found your podcast and blog recently and really enjoying everything you share. Wanted to let you know that the 2nd link to Kim’s blog in your show notes is broken in case you want to fix that.
Looking forward to going back and catching up on your content. Thanks again!
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment and for letting me know the links were broken, I got them fixed. 🙂
If there’s anything I can help you with about Pinterest, just give me a shout.
I am one listener who found this very inspiring and helpful. I’m so glad you presented Kim to us, her story is so much like many of my teacher friends… just wanting to share and help others.
I’m going to look up all these resources! Thank you!
Lucy, I was thinking of you as we were recording this. 🙂
Teachers and Pinterest are a great combination. Let me know if you need any help with the resources mentioned.
I’m so glad you listened and found it helpful Lucy! So true most teachers naturally just want to share and help others, which is why Pinterest is such a hit with them!
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