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JanaOMedia
Marvel
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Hi, Creators! I notice that soooo many Creators come to this forum and ask others to follow them.

So, let's start a reference thread here. As this thread grows, we can re-visit it. And we can point new members to it - for insights into what makes a Pinterest account "follow-worthy!" 

I ask you to answer this question in the comments

📌 What makes you decide to follow a Creator's Pinterest account? 📌

I'll add the first comment below! 

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JanaOMedia
Marvel

I follow accounts that show me ideas and tips that make me go, "Ohhhh! That's a great idea!"

For example, recently I followed @hellohomegirl. I connected with her here - and then I went to her account. I saw she had a bio that told me what she pins about - and why I might want to follow along. And her profile photo and cover image helped me understand her vibe and what she has to offer on her account. And I noticed her website was claimed - which helps me trust an account. 

And she had a few pins at the top of her profile that were SO helpful. (One of them gave me a great idea for how to deal with a light fixture that I can't reach - because I'm short :). It gave me a solution to a real problem I was having. So I followed her!

I want to add this, too: I don't follow accounts because I want them to follow me back. I only follow accounts and Creators who are creating content that I really like - and I want to see more of. 

Also worth noting: While I don't follow people just because they ask, I WILL OFTEN visit their profiles if they ask for the follow - and THEN if I think the profile indicates that what they pin is relevant and interesting to me - then I'll follow! 🙂 

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JanaOMedia
Marvel

I follow accounts that show me ideas and tips that make me go, "Ohhhh! That's a great idea!"

For example, recently I followed @hellohomegirl. I connected with her here - and then I went to her account. I saw she had a bio that told me what she pins about - and why I might want to follow along. And her profile photo and cover image helped me understand her vibe and what she has to offer on her account. And I noticed her website was claimed - which helps me trust an account. 

And she had a few pins at the top of her profile that were SO helpful. (One of them gave me a great idea for how to deal with a light fixture that I can't reach - because I'm short :). It gave me a solution to a real problem I was having. So I followed her!

I want to add this, too: I don't follow accounts because I want them to follow me back. I only follow accounts and Creators who are creating content that I really like - and I want to see more of. 

Also worth noting: While I don't follow people just because they ask, I WILL OFTEN visit their profiles if they ask for the follow - and THEN if I think the profile indicates that what they pin is relevant and interesting to me - then I'll follow! 🙂 

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bodymindmood
Pinterest Pioneer
Pinterest Pioneer

@JanaOMedia 

Like you I check Profiles before following and decide whether or not this Pinner resonates with me and then I consider my niche, content and well you get the idea.

The main things that make me want to follow in this order:

Content:

1. Relatable
2. Integrity
3. Honesty
4. Usability

Visual:

1. Clean
2. Bright
3. ORGANIZED
4. Website Claimed

Above All I follow based the on Human Factor do these Pinners respond? Do they engage?

I have engaged with pinners here on the PBC and followed them @ArtsyCraftery but I don't do random follows I care about what I see on my Home Feed. I follow based on what I see not if they are a Creator or Business. 

@ArtsyCraftery what are your thoughts?

Lisa

 

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JanaOMedia
Marvel

Whoa @bodymindmood Lisa, I looooooove your thoughts above. I especially appreciate the four-prong lists. Those attributes make so much sense the way you laid them out! 

 

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hellohomegirl
Pinterest Pioneer
Pinterest Pioneer

Wow, @JanaOMedia ! Thank you for the shout-out! I really needed that lift today! ♥️

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JanaOMedia
Marvel

@hellohomegirl Woman, you deserve it... with that 'light bulb' moment! LOL 😉 

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ArtsyCraftery
Loves to help

@JanaOMedia    In addition to my likes, I have specific dislikes also. Some material/themes I don't want to see in my home stream. Sometimes members change their direction, focus and/or interests. I learned my lesson about blindly following entire accounts when distasteful pins started showing up in my stream from someone who apparently became interested in something that I was not. It has happened more than once.

A member can have 200 boards and one of those boards is just too offensive for me. That's why I rarely follow a person, especially those who have so many boards (like me) that I don't have time to review them all. I don't even auto-follow creative people that I know. I pick a few of their boards to follow. I don't follow as many boards as I used to because the process to do that is now more complicated. I am not offended if members do the same with my profile.

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TailoredByTT
Just visiting

@JanaOMedia What makes me click follow is the authenticity of the content. Will I be inspired, am I enjoying the content and what the content is about. Also, what different ways are you keeping me interested with that content. The fluidity of how you showcase your content.

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mmillerrr15
Posts regularly

Ooh I love this question! I love love when somebody uses their own content - take their own pictures, post their own ideas, etc. Like others have said I love authenticity! I also enjoy when somebody makes me think outside the box with their posts ESPECIALLY when it comes to fashion. I love to see what others find as inspiration and how they inspire the app. Although my niche is more Fashion & Style I enjoy supporting anybody who is taking time to inspire the world no matter what their niche is (as long as it’s positive of course).

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hellohomegirl
Pinterest Pioneer
Pinterest Pioneer

I thought I'd drop in and add what I look for when I decide to follow a Pinterest account.

A non-negotiable is original content. I don't and won't follow folks who repost other people's content from other platforms. Unfortunately, I feel like that practice has increased here on Pinterest in the age of the idea pin.

Overall, I mainly look for helpful content. Some accounts are more aspirational, others are inspirational. I like my feed to be a mix of the two.

Thank you to the others who share! It helps us produce more appealing content. I may not be able to accommodate for all, but I can implement a little of what I learn here to improve.

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