StyleCaster: When did you join Pinterest, and what exactly made you originally decide to join Pinterest?
Blair Eadie: I joined about three months ago! I feel like I was a little late to the game, but like others I just found it a great place to be inspired as well as organize my inspiration.
SC: Please describe your blog/site and how this interacts/overlaps with your Pinterest page.
BE: I run a personal style blog. I use Pinterest to ‘pin’ my posts under ‘my style and closet’ as well as organize my fashion inspirations.
SC: What area(s) on Pinterest would you say is your specialty?
BE: I am strictly a fashion blogger and on Pinterest my boards pretty much reflect that. My pins are focused mainly on fashion, fashion accessories and color/prints in fashion. I do have one miscellaneous board which encompasses pretty, but non-fashion, related photos. This is anything from travel to typography to a funny dog photo — really anything that strikes my fancy!
SC: Are there pinners or boards that you follow that are completely off-topic for you (i.e. you have a blog and Pinterest account about weddings and decor and you follow cute animal pin boards). If so, which are your favorites?
BE: I would say I mostly stick to fashion pinners. I do however follow a few fashion/lifestyle pinners who are always pinning adorable kids and party planning ideas that make me smile!
SC: Is there an image (pin) that you are just sick of seeing over and over?
BE: Not that I can think of, BUT every now and again I venture to the ‘main’ popular page and the only pins that seriously bother me are the pins that I feel are created just to stir up controversy on sensitive subjects. Everyone is entitled their their own opinion but I prefer to keep Pinterest a happy and light-hearted place.
SC: What do you find people are pinning most from your blog and/or pin account?
BE: I would have to say the images of personal style, which I think makes sense since I am a personal style blogger.
SC: How do you feel Pinterest most differs from other social media platforms - pros/cons? Which other social networks are you on (please send me your corresponding links)?
BE: I think for those attracted to social media platforms for fashion blogging, they are most likely very visual people. That is what I like most about Pinterest is that it is a visually driven platform. Unlike Instagram, which is also highly visual, you can also link on Pinterest- which is extremely helpful (although as we all know there are those times you end up in a deep, black, scary internet hole looking for the original source). I am also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and just joined Pose!
SC: How does using Pinterest affect, influence or inspire your work and/or style?
BE: I think Pinterest inspires and sparks new styling ideas for me personally but also working in fashion/retail it is helpful to watch certain trends emerge or die.
SC: Please provide links to 5 of your favorite pinners.
SC: What type of pins (products, neon colors, pastels, decor, vintage style, etc) do you see the best response from? Does this surprise you?
BE: I would say anything super colorful! I think that makes sense because many of those pictures are the ones that evoke emotions of happiness and are just really pretty to look at! I think people go on Pinterest to be inspired but also to escape — so I think pinners gravitate towards those colorful images that are happy!
SC: If you could give one piece of advice to a new user on Pinterest what would that be?
BE: Don’t just re-pin others, go out there and find your own inspiration to share with the community!