Simple Ways to Pin Politely & Effectively to Collaborative Pinterest Boards

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Simple Ways to Politely & Effectively on Collaborative Boards

Do a Quick Board Review Before You Pin

Open the board you are planning to pin to right before you click pin it. What are the most recent pins? How will your pin fit in? Are you repinning a popular pin that has already been featured that day? You don’t have to scroll back forever to check on this but sometimes in the top 3 rows of a board I’ve seen a great pin that relates to my product that has already been pinned. Checking first means you can be sure your related pins are fresh and unique rather than repetitive and annoying.

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Double Check Board Rules

Quickly review the rules for the board you are planning to pin to before you click the pin it button. Scan for any big no-no’s to avoid. Each board is different and will have a different ratio of paid to free pins expected as well as things like the size of pins allowed, product covers, number of total pins per pinner each day, etc. Finding a way that works for you to organize collaborative board rules makes this step way easier! I know this isn’t the most exciting tip but it’s an important one.

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Start Your Own Boards to Gain Your Own Following

Start your own boards for each product or product line you create.Β  Fill these boards exclusively with non-paid pins that complement your product as well as a variety of highly repinnable pins featuring your own product. Filling these boards can be done in a few minutes a day and should be fun for you!

To find great related pins do a search on pinterest for related terms. Do a simple google image search as well. Only pin items from google image search if you are able to follow the link to the original blog post or website featuring the image. Then be sure to pin from that source instead of from the google image search result page. Otherwise your pin will lead your followers to a dead-end rather than to the inspiring source material.

Creating your own boards that are 95% not products is without a doubt the quickest way to gain followers.

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How to Use Your New Boards to Promote Your Products on Collaborative Boards

Open a tab with your chosen product promo pin. Open another tab with your board full of related pins. Then open up tabs for each related pin you plan to use from your board. If you need more related pins do a quick search on pinterest and open tabs for each pin you plan to repin. The more related pins, the better!

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Now open a tab with the collaborative board you plan to pin to (see the top of this post for more on this). Look at the pins you have open in tabs and think about where your product pin would best stand out. Think about size, color, placement on the board, etc. Check out my spring board below to see a product pin surrounded by related free pins.

Spring Board Example

You’re ready to pin! Pin from each tab in the order you have already planned. Close each tab after clicking pin it. Then go back to admire your well curated contribution to the board!

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Learn from the Examples of Successful Pinners

Here are a few of my favorite people on pinterest. Watch their feeds to see how they pair their products with engaging related pins to keep their followers happily repinning!

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Andrea Knight

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Keep Your Eye on Successful Collaborative Boards

Watch some of the most successful collaborative boards and try to pin your products in a way that would fit in on these super boards. Keeping these types of boards in mind will lift the level of your pinning. Here are a few of my favorite boards to watch:

Kindergarten Klub

Kinder Land

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For more pinterest tips check out these posts:

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image credit: gify, all other images belong to the pinners featured or happyteacherhappykids.com

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Comments

  1. says

    OMG!! I began reading this post because I love your Pinterest tips and, then, when I scrolled down, I saw my logo!!!
    I’m so happy you think I do a good job pinning because you’re such a pro! Talk about the ultimate compliment!

    As always, your tips are great!
    Pinning onto collaborative boards should be like visiting someone’s home.
    People should be respectful of the space the host is opening up for them.
    At least, that’s what I try to do πŸ™‚

    – Lucy

  2. says

    Your boards are amazing! I would love to be added to your “Best of …” boards. I am a first grade teacher. Thanks for all the ideas! I will definitely be using a lot of your ideas/materials from your pins.

    Thanks,

    Sally

  3. says

    I would love to join your new 2nd grade collab. board. I loved reading all your tips. I’ve never really wanted to join a board because it just all felt like an online TpT ad. After reading your other post and this post… I am all in. I agree with all that you shared and, to me, it just makes so much sense. Thanks, Laura V.
    http://www.pinterest.com/lauravuong/

    • Diana says

      Hi Laura! Thanks for your kind comment- I hope the tips are helpful to you πŸ™‚
      Just sent you invites to the boards- Happy Pinning!
      Diana

  4. says

    Hi! Thanks so much for your great advice on pinning and for opening your boards to everyone! I’d like to join your Kindergarten, first and second grade boards and the end of school year board.

    Best-
    Rochel =)

  5. says

    Hi Diana,

    I am lucky enough to be an art teacher in a school district which still supports the arts. However, too often, I hear of school districts who no longer support art classes, music, etc. So, one of my goals at TPT (my store is “Art with Jenny K”) is to provide some art activities for classroom teachers that are not too intimidating, that engage the students, and produce a result that everyone (teacher, students, parents, alike) all love and say “wow!”

    Many of my art activities are geared around the holidays and seasons, and typically are for the elementary grades. So, consequently, I have followed your K, 1st, and 2nd boards, as well as all your holiday/occation boards. I would love the opportunity to pin some resources (blog articles, references, etc) and some of my TPT products to these boards.

    Looking forward to the chance to collaborate and help keep art in the classroom!

    Jenny K

    • Diana says

      Hi Jenny,

      Thank you so much for stopping by my website and for your nice comment. I am really lucky to teach in a district with a strong arts program too- I can’t imagine what it would be like without our wonderful art teachers. I think your TPT store sounds awesome and will be a huge help for so many teachers. I will send you invites for all of my boards. Thank you so much for wanting to be a part of them & happy pinning! Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Theresa! I will go send you an invite for the 2nd grade board- thanks for being a part of the boards πŸ™‚ Diana

  6. says

    Hi! I love your blog – I don’t know how I never discovered it before today! I would love to join your boards. I appreciate the tips for pinning – it really does make a difference when I pin related ideas with my products. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

    • Diana says

      Hi Katie! Thanks so much for your nice comments! πŸ™‚ I tried to add you to the boards but pinterest isn’t letting me which sometimes means you need to first follow me and then they will let me add you. And sometimes pinterest is just feeling glitchy so I’ll try again & we’ll get you added for sure. Thanks! Diana

  7. says

    Hi Diana,

    Thanks so much for all the great info about collaborative Pinterest boards. I love all your tips and guidelines! Would you please consider adding me to your new grade level boards (Pre-K, K, 1st and 2nd)? I am a Response to Intervention teacher working in a primary building, so I have the opportunity to work with kids in each of these grade levels daily.

    Many thanks, Anne Gardner (http://www.pinterest.com/annegardner4/)

    • Diana says

      Hi Anne,

      Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving such a sweet comment! I just sent you the board invites- and thank you for adding me to your boards too πŸ™‚ Just let me know if the invites don’t go through or if you would like to be added to any of the other boards too. Diana

    • Diana says

      Hi Leah! Sent you an invite to the 2nd grade board & just let me know if you’d like to pin on any others πŸ™‚ Diana

      • says

        Hi Diana!
        I did not receive the invites … I think the first time I submitted to you I had the wrong email address. I have included the correct one now. Sorry to be a pest!!!! Natalie

        • Diana says

          No worries Natalie! I just tried again to send them so please come back and let me know if they still don’t go through- pinterest is being very glitchy lately. Fingers crossed this time worked though! Diana πŸ™‚

          • says

            Hi Diana!

            I am afraid I never did get the invites. Not sure why it is not working. (Good possibility it is in the user …. me!!!! lol!!!) Can you please try one more time? The email associated with my blog is natalie@regiereducationalresources.com … if you need it. I would love to post to your Best of First, Best of Second, and Best of Third interest boards. Thanks! Natalie

          • Diana says

            Hi Natalie! No worries at all- I just sent the invites again and my fingers are crossed they will really show up this time! Please let me know if they don’t though and I’ll email pinterest and see what they can do for us. Thanks! πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Janine! I just sent you an invite to the first grade board- thanks so much for joining. Pinterest has been a little funky about adding people to collaborative boards lately so let me know if you don’t see an invite & I will resend. Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚ Diana

  8. Linda Groce says

    Hi, Diana! I appreciate all of your hard work in putting all of this Pinterest info together! I am an avid Pinterest girl and am trying to learn as much as I can to improve my marketing skills! There is such a wealth of information throughout your blog. Thank you!! I would love to be added to your kindergarten, first grade and end of school year boards. Thanks, again! Linda Groce
    http://www.pinterest.com/lbg041560/

    • Diana says

      Hi Linda! You are so sweet- thank you for your kind words πŸ™‚ I just sent you the invites for the boards so please let me know if they don’t show up & I will try again πŸ™‚
      Happy Pinning! Diana

    • Diana says

      Hi Jen,

      Thanks for your kind comment! I just sent you invites for the boards- let me know if they don’t show up for you though & I will try again πŸ™‚ Diana

    • Diana says

      Hi Jennifer! I just tried to add you but pinterest wouldn’t let me- that can sometimes be because you need to first follow the board before they’ll let me add you. I’ll try again later. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ Diana

    • Diana says

      Hi Laura! Thanks for your sweet comments! I appreciate your pins to the boards πŸ™‚ I just sent you the invites for all but winter- pinterest wouldn’t let me send that one for some reason so I’ll try again in a bit and hopefully it will work then. Diana πŸ™‚

  9. Jill Bell says

    I love your boards! Thank you for all your pinning advice and the opportunity to join your boards. I pin to several already and noticed you had a few new boards I hadn’t joined. I would love to be added to:
    The Best of Pre-School, Kindergarten & First Grade
    The Best of Winter, February & End of School
    http://www.pinterest.com/jillbell41/
    Thank You πŸ™‚ Jill

    • Diana says

      Hi Jill! Thanks for your nice comments πŸ™‚ I just sent you the invites for those boards. Let me know if they don’t go through & I’ll try again. Diana πŸ™‚

  10. Anita (Primary "Teach"spiration says

    Hi Diana! I love your boards! I would love to be added to your Best of Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd boards, as well as the Back to School, End of Year, and all the seasonal/holiday boards. I am already following them. Thanks so much! http://www.pinterest.com/teachprimary/

  11. Jessica Pelka says

    Hi, Diana! I’m wondering if I could be added to your collaborative boards? I’ve read your rules and promise to add to the value of these boards. I appreciate your time in putting such rules in place. I’ve already followed your boards. My email is jjpelka@gmail.com and my pinterest url is http://www.pinterest.com/jjpelka/. Thanks so much! πŸ™‚
    Jess

    • Diana says

      Hi Carrie! I’m sorry to be seeing this so late πŸ™ I just sent you the invites but please let me know if they don’t show up on your end. Thanks for joining! Diana

    • Diana says

      Hi Lindy! Thanks for reading and for leaving such a nice comment! I just sent you the invites. Let me know if they don’t go through & I’ll try to resend them. Thanks! Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Lavinia! I just sent you invites for a few more boards if you are interested. Thanks for pinning such great stuff! Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Liz! Thanks for your nice comments πŸ™‚ I just sent you some more invites if are interested- sorry I missed them the first time around. Happy Pinning! Diana

  12. Trina says

    Hi Diana!

    I love your blog and your boards. I would love to be added to your boards. Here is my Pinterest information: http://www.pinterest.com/tdralus/. Thank you in advance!

    The thing I love the most is that part of your proceeds go to St. Jude’s and The Trevor Project. I am going to look more into The Trevor Project. That sounds very important. I used to work as a Mental Health Tech with teens while I was going back to school to become a teacher. Sadly, I came across many children who felt they had no other option. Thankfully, many of those kids came to realize they did. Thank you for reminding me of how important this realization can be. Take care!

    • Diana says

      Hi Trina! Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. One of my favorite things about TPT is that it is giving me the chance to support causes that are close to my heart. Thanks again for commenting & joining the boards. Diana

  13. says

    Hi! I’m already on your “Best of Third Grade” and “Best of Teacher Tips” boards. Today I received an invitation to your kindergarten board. While I am thrilled to receive the invitation, I really don’t have enough kindergarten materials to justify joining the board. I would love, however, to be invited to join your second and fourth grade boards, if possible. Thanks so much!

    tomandjanbernard@gmail.com

    http://www.pinterest.com/janbernard10/

    • Diana says

      Hi Jan,
      Thanks for letting me know- I sent invites for 2nd & 4th grade. Just let me know if you would like to join any of my other group boards. Thanks! Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Linda, I tried to send you an invite but pinterest wouldn’t let me. Sometimes it’s just a temporary glitch but it can also mean that you first need to follow the board before it will let me send an invite. I’ll try again in a bit and fingers crossed it will work for us. Thanks! Diana

    • Diana says

      Hi Miss Bee! I love your name & logo! I sent you an invite for 1st grade so hopefully it will come through for you soon. Happy Pinning! Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi! I just sent you some invites but let me know if they don’t go through & I can try again. I love your blog name by the way- so cute! Thanks! Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Dinah! Thanks so much for joining & pinning- I just sent you invites for my other boards. Let me know if they don’t show up & I’ll try again. Sometimes pinterest can be a bit glitchy. Thanks! Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi! I just sent you an invite to the 4th grade board & a few others you might be interested in too. Happy Pinning! πŸ™‚ Diana

  14. Molli Flurry says

    Hey Dianna! Thanks so much for taking time to add me to Best of Teacher Tips board! I have loved looking and sharing! Is it possible for me to also join some others as well? I would love to join Best of Back to School, Best of 1st & Best of 2nd, the holidays/seasonal ones, and the Best of the End of the year board. I very much appreciate you and all the time you devote to all of this. It has been so very helpful!

    Thanks,
    Molli

    • Diana says

      Hi Stephanie! Just sent you the invite- let me know if you’d like to join any other boards too. Thanks! Diana πŸ™‚

  15. says

    Hello,

    I would love to join your collaborative boards (Best of First Grade). I have been moved to a first grade classroom for the coming school year, so I have a fairly new Pinterest board. However, I am a veteran Pinner/blogger (under my old accounts) so I think I could be an asset to your collaboration.

    Thank you for considering me,
    Casey Adams
    http://www.pinterest.com/adams6477/

    • Diana says

      Hi Casey! I just sent you a bunch of invites but let me know if they don’t go through & I’ll try again. Good luck in first grade! I was really nervous when I moved up from kindergarten but now I love it- they are such a fun age group and it is so rewarding seeing the amazing growth they make in reading. I hope your school year gets off to a great start! Diana πŸ™‚

  16. says

    Hello! I was wandering through pinterest this morning and came across your awesome collaborative blogs. I am always looking for interesting and educational boards! I am a literacy coordinator and would love to collaborate on your grades 2-5, your free boards, and your seasonal. My pinterest account is http://www.pinterest.com/jbengel/

    Thank you so much for organizing such useful boards for teachers!!
    Best wishes,
    Jen Bengel

    • Diana says

      Hi Jen! Thank you for your kind comments! I just sent you invites for my free & my seasonal boards but pinterest is being a bit glitchy for me this week and it won’t let me add you to the grades 2-5 boards. I will try to add you again though and hopefully it will go through this time. Thanks so much for joining! Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Deb! Thanks for joining- I just sent you the invites so let me know if they don’t show up on your end. Thanks! Diana πŸ™‚

      • says

        Hi Diana!

        I received the board invites! Thank you!!

        Somehow, when I was accepting the second grade invite, my cursor selected “ignore” when I was moving over that toward the “accept”!! I was so annoyed, and couldn’t seem to go retrieve the invitation!!! Ugh! If you get a chance, could you send me the second grade invite again? If you don’t have time, though, that’s okay! I’m so sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you again!

        Deb
        http://www.pinterest.com/debhanson169/

  17. says

    I LOVE your boards. I love that they are not just wall to wall TpT covers. They make me want to stop and browse. I’m already a collaborator on your Best of Third Grade board. But I would love to be added to Best of Back to School and Best of the End of School.

    Thanks so much!

    • Diana says

      Hi Hannah! Thanks for joining- just let me know if you would like to join any of the other boards. Diana πŸ™‚

  18. says

    Hi there! I am already lucky enough to be a pinner on your board “Teaching Ideas for Primary Grades”. I would love to be considered as a contributor to your “Best of First Grade” board, if you’re considering adding anyone new! πŸ™‚ Thank you!

    • Diana says

      Hi Katie! I am such a big fan of your blog & your products!! Thanks for joining my boards- I just sent you some more invites if you are interested in joining them as well. Thanks again, Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Franki! Oh my goodness- I love your frames so much! They are awesome! I just sent you invites for the kindergarten & first grade boards. Let me know if you’d like to join any others. Thanks again for your sweet comments! Diana πŸ™‚

  19. Sing Smile and Learn says

    We LOVE YOUR BOARDS!! Can we please be added to Kindergarten and First Grade Boards?

    PLUS…we totally are honored that you use our frames as your covers. THANK YOU!!

    Thank you!!
    franki =)

    • Diana says

      Hi Laura! I just sent the invites- let me know if you would like to join any of the other boards. Thanks for pinning! Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Alex! I just sent you an invite for the kinder board. Thanks so much for joining & pinning! Thanks! Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Lisa! I’m so excited to see this comment- your blog is one of my favorites! I just sent you the invites. Thanks so much for pinning! Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Catherine! You should be all set with the invites- let me know if they don’t show up & I will resend. Thanks for joining! Diana

  20. says

    Hello. I really enjoyed reading through your pinning tips. They’re quite helpful. I have been following you on Pinterest for a while and I absolutely love your boards, because of their variety. I would love to be a pinner for your collaborative boards. My Pinterest is http://www.pinterest.com/newenglandteach.
    I’ve read through your collaborative board rules / requirements so I know your expectations, and I will abide by them. Thanks!

  21. says

    Hello, my name is Briana Morris. My educational name is CCH Learning. I would love to be able to pin to any approved board. I offer many free teaching products for multiple grades, along with paid products. Thank you for considering me! Please check out my pinterst, blog, or work if you like.
    Thank you for your time.

  22. Laura Vuong says

    Hi Diana,
    I am already a contributor to some of your other boards and would like to be added to more, please! I used to pin under my full name but I recently switched over to blog’s name. Can you add me please to

    Best of Kinder
    Best of First
    Thanksgiving
    Holidays
    Winter.

    I am following the boards already. My new Pinterest name is A Grace-Filled-Classroom.

    Thanks so much!

    • Diana says

      Hi Laura! I just sent you the invites but I’m not sure if they went through to the right account… just let me know if it doesn’t come through and I’ll try to resend. Happy Pinning! πŸ™‚

        • Diana says

          Hi Laura! Oh I’m so sorry you were feeling that way- I would love for you to join my boards!! πŸ™‚ I just went through the boards and added your name to each one. There were a few boards that wouldn’t let me send the invites because it said you had already been invited…. that is where pinterest gets glitchy. Please let me know how things go on your end. I’ll try again until we get you on those boards! πŸ™‚

          Diana

  23. says

    Hi Diana-
    I love your boards and I am on several already, but I would love to be able to contribute to a few more of your seasonal boards like, Halloween, Thanksgiving, December and Back-to-School! Thanks so much!

    • Diana says

      Hi Kim! I just tried to send you invites and pinterest wouldn’t let me do it for some of the boards… hopefully some will go through but let me know if they don’t and I will try again. Thanks! πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Erin,
      I couldn’t get your pinterest link to load- I’ll try it again later. If you have a different account you’d like me to try I can do that too πŸ™‚ Thanks! Diana

  24. says

    What a wealth of information! I have just become active in Pinterest and am trying to learn all I can to help improve marketing my TPT store. I agree that Utah Roots has had excellent posts on the TPT Sellers Forum!

    I would like to be added to your Preschool and Kindergarten collaborative boards.

    Thank you!
    Linda Spolarich

  25. Teaching in the Primary Grades says

    Hi! I love your boards and your pinning tips. Thank you for sharing. I would love to be added to your Third Grade, Halloween, Thanksgiving, December, Winter, February, March, Spring, and End of School boards.

    https://www.pinterest.com/jphnt/

    Thank you for your time,
    Jordan

  26. says

    Hi Diana!
    I came across your pinterest boards and love love love them! I’ve seen you around the blog teaching world and we have like minds! If you are still accepting collaborators, I think I would make a great fit! I participate in several collaborative blogs and have even posted on Rachel Lynette’s blog. I love my kiddos even after 26 years in the classroom! I completely understand if you aren’t accepting more collaborators. I hope you had a happy hump day!

    Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/rockinresources/
    Website: http://www.rockinresources.com

    Pam
    Rockin Resources

    • Diana says

      Hi Pam! Thank you so much for your kind comment! I would be thrilled to have you join the boards- I just sent the invites but let me know if they don’t go through. Thanks so much for joining!
      Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Rachel! I tried to add you but pinterest wouldn’t let me…. I’ll try again later. Sometimes pinterest is feeling glitchy πŸ™ Diana

  27. Emily Powers says

    I would LOVE to be added as a collaborator on your boards! My Pinterest name is epowers2. Thank you!

    -Emily

    • Diana says

      Hi there! I just sent you the invite for the kindergarten board- let me know if you’d like to join any others. Thanks! Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Lisa! I just sent you an invite- let me know if you’d like to join any others. Happy Pinning! Diana πŸ™‚

  28. says

    Hello! I am LOVING being a part of these collaborative boards. I am wondering if there would be any considerations in decreasing the amount of surrounding pins to maybe around 3? Five is sometimes hard to find for each product – well, five that are good quality things you’d want to pin. Just a thought. Lots of boards only do 2 or 3.
    Also, I am having trouble pinning things that AREN’T my product cover page. I hit the Pin button and all if offers me is the product cover. How do I get around that??
    Thanks!

    • Diana says

      Thanks, Shannon! I appreciate your kind words πŸ™‚ I sent you invites to the prek and kinder boards- just let me know if you would like to join any others and I would be happy to add you to those as well. Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Monica! Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ If you leave me your pinterest link I will add you to the group boards. Thanks! Diana

    • Diana says

      Hi Jen! I sent you invites to all of the boards and you can join any that you think would be a good fit for you. Thanks for joining! Diana πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Melanie! Thank you for stopping by- I just sent you invites to all of my boards so feel free to pick and choose which ones are best for you. And I love your store name by the way πŸ™‚ Diana

    • Diana says

      Hi Nicole! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments! I just sent you invites to the boards- have fun pinning! Diana πŸ™‚

  29. says

    Hi Diana, Love all of your Pinterest tips. I’ve been back to read them several times as reminders of what to do to build my boards.
    I’d love to join your Best of Second, Third and Fourth grade boards. I’d also like to join your Best of Spring, Best of End of Year and Best of Free boards.

    My piniterest board is: https://www.pinterest.com/dsrtdeb/

    Thank you so much!
    Debbie

    • Diana says

      Hi Debbie! Thanks for your kind comments. I just sent you the invites- let me know if you would like to join any of the others. Thanks for joining! Diana πŸ™‚

  30. says

    Wow! I’m fairly new to tpt and trying to become a more consistent blogger! I teach first grade and would love to participate in your collaborative boards.I had NO idea about collaborative Pinterest boards and would love to be able to join yours to get myself started! I can’t wait to read your site for more tpt tips and pinterest ideas! Thank you for you for all of your hard work!

    My pinterest site is https://www.pinterest.com/jsablosky/

    Thanks again!

    Jayme

  31. Melanie Whitmire says

    I would love to collaborate on your “Best of Kindergarten” board. Your pinterest ideas are so helpful, luckily I discovered them before I actually got going with TPT. I really appreciate your ideas and articles on your blog! Thanks so much!
    Melanie Whitmire
    https://www.pinterest.com/mel17ann/

    • Diana says

      Hi Anna, Thank you so much for stopping by my site! I just tried to add you to the boards but pinterest won’t let me πŸ™ Sometimes the site is just being glitchy but sometimes it also means that you need to first follow the boards that you would like to join. I’ll try back again later & fingers crossed it will cooperate! Diana

  32. Isabel Jones says

    Hi there, I’m a huge fan of your site. How in the world do you have the time to teach, blog, pin stuff on pinterest, sell on TPT, and still have a life of your own? lol. I’d love to be added as a contributor to the following boards on Pinterest. Here is my Pinterest URL: https://www.pinterest.com/fun_learning/
    End of School
    Back to School
    Kindergarten
    1st Grade
    2nd Grade
    Thanks a lot,
    Isabel

    • Diana says

      Hi Isabel, Thank you for your sweet comment! I think the honest answer is that I don’t have a life outside of this πŸ˜‰ Thanks for joining the boards! Diana

  33. says

    Hi,

    Are you still accepting new collaborators on your board? I sent a post a week ago but I just realized that I didn’t follow you on Pinterest. I’m still a newbie.

    Your boards are fantastic. Thanks so much for creating a place for teachers to share ideas!

    Here’s my url:
    https://www.pinterest.com/keytokinders/

    I’m interested in:
    Back to School
    Fall
    Halloween
    Thanksgiving
    December Holidays
    Winter
    February
    March
    Spring
    End of School
    Preschool
    Kindergarten

    Again, thanks for your effort!

    Gail

  34. Isabel Jones says

    Hey there,
    I just discovered your pinterest boards and would love to be added to a few of them as a collaborator. My pinterest URL is https://www.pinterest.com/fun_learning/
    I’m interested in joining your back to school, end of year, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade collaborative boards.
    Thanks in advance,
    Isabel

  35. says

    Wow. You have completely changed how I view Pinterest. Such a great idea to pin related ideas to your paid resources. I’m honestly so glad I found this post – it’s going to radically change how I pin from now on! I would love to be added to your collaborative boards, if you’re still accepting new pinners! My profile is: https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferjustso/

    Thanks so much for the post!

    • Diana says

      Hi Mary! Thanks for visiting. I just sent you some invites- feel free to let me know if you would like to join any other boards. Happy Pinning! Diana

    • Diana says

      Hi Mary- I just sent you the invites. Let me know if they don’t show up & I will try to resend. Thanks for pinning! πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Arlene, Sorry about that! I just went and resent the invites. Let me know if it is still being funky. Thanks! πŸ™‚ Diana

  36. says

    I think your collaborative boards are absolutely fantastic! I’ve read the rules (twice!), and I’d love to be able to participate. I’ve been on Pinterest for a long time, I’ve actually volunteered there as a translator! Now I have a new account for my TpT store and I’m having so much fun building it up!

    Hope you have a spot for me! πŸ™‚

    Regards,
    Maren
    https://www.pinterest.com/malimomode/

    • Diana says

      Thanks Maren! I’m glad to have you join my boards- I sent invites for all of them so you can feel free to join any that you think will be helpful to you πŸ™‚

  37. says

    Hi! I would love to be added to your collaborative boars – Best of First Grade, Best of Second Grade, Best of Fall, Best of Thanksgiving, Best of Christmas, Best of Winter, Best of February, Best of Spring, Best of End of the School. I am already following all of those boards. My Pinterest link is http://www.pinterest.com/liz5.
    I really like the rules of your boards! I left some a few years back because there was constant pinning and I couldn’t get to the other stuff I like to see on Pinterest. I never made a separate account from my personal (don’t want to lose the followers).

  38. says

    Diana – I would love to be added to your pinterest boards – if you are still taking collaborators. I actually thought I just submitted this, so apologies if you are getting a message twice from me!

    Mandy

  39. says

    Hi Diana,

    I just love your boards! I have been using Pinterest for a while now for inspiration and I have finally, well almost, figured it out… I would love to be added to your boards “Best of Fourth Grade” and “Best of FREE Teacher Tips”. I have taught both 4th and 5th grade and will be returning to 4th again this fall. Thanks again!

  40. says

    Hi Diana,
    I am relatively new to Pinterest (several months) and for me to understand how to pin politely I wanted to ask a couple of questions.

    1. If I am posting on my own boards do you automatically see what that is? Or, do I post again directly on your board for you to see it?

    2. 5 free pins of relative nature to our own paid pin (linked to TpT store) but no dollar signs in the pin, right?
    I want to follow the board rules. Thanks!

    • Diana says

      Hi Vanessa! I’m so sorry to be so late in getting back to you… the end of the school year had me pretty overwhelmed for awhile there! Anyone who follows your pinterest account will see anything that you pin to any boards. For a pin to specifically show up on my collaborative boards you do need to pin to one of those specific boards… let me know if that doesn’t make sense. And yes for your product pin you do not need to include the price in the pin. People will see that your link goes to TPT and will see the price when they click the link. Thanks again for joining! πŸ™‚

  41. says

    Hello! I would love to be added to your boards! I teach 3rd but I make products for TpT and blog about technology resources for K-6th so I would love to be added to all of them if possible. I think I tried months ago but sent you all of the wrong info – I have been searching for this post since then because I remember how much I liked your tips and boards. So happy to have found it again. Thanks for sharing!

    Here is my pinterest info: https://www.pinterest.com/erintegration/

    Thanks!

  42. says

    Hello! I would love to be added to your boards! I teach 3rd but I make products for TpT and blog about technology resources for K-6th so I would love to be added to all of them if possible. I think I tried months ago but sent you all of the wrong info – I have been searching for this post since then because I remember how much I liked your tips and boards. So happy to have found it again. Thanks for sharing!

    Here is my pinterest info: https://www.pinterest.com/erintegration/

  43. says

    Wow! Your Pinterest boards are amazing- I am so impressed! I love the positive vibe of your blog and will be following you πŸ™‚
    I would love to be added to your First Grade Boards that I started following (Literacy, Math, Freebies, etc.) Thanks so much for doing this and connecting us all!
    Karli

  44. says

    I would love to be a part of your collaborative Pinterest boards. Thank you so much :)!! Have a great day! -Missy, 4 Little M’s

  45. Bridget Hilinski says

    Hi there! I am teaching kindergarten next year and wondered if I could be added to the “Best of Kindergarten” board! I’ll share lots of great resources! Thanks for all your hard work on this. I love your posts on pinning politely and the tips! My pinterest is: https://www.pinterest.com/hctresources/

  46. says

    Just attending to my Pinterest addiction now that it’s summer and found YOU!!! Of course I was quick to follow your boards and then I made my way over to your blog. I would love the opportunity to be a part of your collaborative boards. They seem so organized and full of great ideas! I am always happy to find more teachers to collaborate with and share ideas. Thank you so much! My pinterest is: pinterest.com/mmachan/

    Melissa
    First Grade Smiles

  47. says

    I would LOVE to join your boards. I believe I am on some of your boards, now that I have switched grades I have things for so many of your boards. Please add me if possible. Thanks so much!! =)

    • Diana says

      Hi Michele- I sent invites to the boards that you weren’t already on but let me know if I missed any! πŸ™‚

    • Diana says

      Hi Gail! That’s so nice of Anne- she is a great pinner! I just sent you the invite. Just let me know if you would like to join any other boards πŸ™‚

  48. Emily Ames says

    I saw your comment on the TpT Social Media Tribe and would love to join your collaborative board = ) I love all of your pinterest tips! Very helpful. I’ve got a lot to learn still about Pinterest, so I will be heading back to read them again. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Thankful,
    Emily Ames
    https://www.pinterest.com/TeachingEm1/

  49. says

    I’ve followed you on Pinterest and would love to be added to the following of your collab. boards.

    Teaching Ideas for the Primary Grades
    Best of Third Grade

    Thank you.

  50. says

    Hello Diana,

    I see you’ve answered and invited many people but you didn’t answer to me. Could you tell me where is the problem?

    Thank you !

    Sincerely,

    Pascal

  51. says

    Hi Diana–would you also add me to the Best of Kindergarten board? I’m still learning the whole Pinterest ropes and am looking to being more active there! Thanks!!

  52. says

    Hi! I am intrigued by your Pinterest thoughts. I enjoy pinning a variety of ideas and would LOVE to be added to your Best of Second Grade, Best of Third Grade, and Teaching Ideas for Primary Grades boards. I am following all three. Thank you for this opportunity!
    Lisa

  53. says

    Hi. I stumbled upon your boards while trying to plan some back to school activities and found them very helpful! Is there any way I can be added to collaborate on “Best of Second Grade” or “Best of Back to School”? Thank you!

  54. says

    Hi! I LOVE your tips! Please be so kind to add me to your Halloween, Thanksgiving, Dec. Holiday, Winter, 2nd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, Feb., Mar. Spring collaborative boards. Thank you.

    Humbly,
    Melissa

  55. Rachel says

    Hello! Awesome post!!! Thanks so much!!
    Would it be too much trouble to add me to all of your boards?

    Thanks!
    Rachel

  56. says

    Diana,

    Thanks for all your Pinterest advice and ideas! I’ve been spending this last part of my summer looking more seriously at refining my boards and pinning skills and your posts have been super helpful!

    I would love to be added to your grade 2-3 boards as well as your holiday (especially Halloween), End of School, and B2S boards if you are still taking collaborators.

    https://www.pinterest.com/kssuperteacher/

    Thanks again,
    Katie

  57. says

    Hi Diana! I love your collaborative boards! I am already a part of the 2nd and 3rd grade boards and I would love to be added to your seasonal boards and the Preschool board too. Thank you so much!
    Kim

  58. Carol says

    Hello, I’d love to be added to your Best of Fall and Teaching Ideas for Primary boards. I am already a collaborator on some of your other boards. Thank you so much! I absolutely love your boards; if you are interested, I’d be happy to invite you to pin on mine, though they don’t have nearly the following that yours do!

    http://www.pinterest.com/newenglandteach

    • Diana says

      Pinterest wouldn’t let me add you πŸ™ Make sure you’re following the boards you would like to join and I’ll give it another try πŸ™‚

  59. Jacqui - Mrs J's Resource Creations says

    Hi!

    I just read your pinterest rules and I would love to be added to those boards to pin to please. I think your board rules are fantastic to reduce being flooded with just product covers.

    My pinterest link is https://www.pinterest.com/Learningfun1/

    I have followed you on Pinterest too πŸ™‚

    Thanks!

    Jacqui