The Power of Pinterest

TheQueen (no, not that queen) is being schooled in just how powerful Pinterest can be. She is now experiencing the viral phenomenon, so that I think her days of low hit counts are probably gone.

Phew! food is a powerful tag. LOL!

Posted on February 25, 2013 by The Queen

Yeah, pretty weak but I couldn’t help myself!! *snort*

I created an account at Pinterest last year but saw very quickly that I could lose days, no, weeks…of time at this very addictive site. So I limited my time there. (yes I should get some kind of a medal for self-control!) I pinned maybe 40 or so pics, mainly of cakes. This past week, I became a little more active by pinning another 15 or so pins and joined a group board.

Then I wrote a blog piece last Thursday based on a Facebook share by a friend in Texas. Yeah, it was the pig cake. And it became an instant hit in an unexpected way! Sort of hurt my feelings as I had nothing to with the cake’s creation. At all!!! I gave credits where credits were due, added some translations and conversions…and the more here

Even though The Queen’s piece was a mere mention of something else, it is driving traffic to her site and a significant number of people are looking at other posts while they are there. So it’s gone a long way toward building an audience however crazy it might seem to her, and this phenomenon has shown little sign of letting up.

I hope you read her post, but if you didn’t, I want to make a point. Are hit counts everything? Absolutely not. Most bloggers I know fairly well are not primarily motivated by hit counts, and I would submit if someone is writing a blog merely or even mostly for hit counts, they will lose the joy in it very quickly. But I also must say that an increase in hits helps in sustaining someone’s desire to keep at it. So long live The Queen! :D

And one last thing. I hope some of you who have been ambivalent about Pinterest will join us at the Richard Armitage Communty Pinterest Board. I don’t really pin there as much as others, but I love looking at it and think you will too.

Richard Armitage Community Pinterest Board


Since the Community Board created by Celebrity Expose has been deleted and all of the lovely pins along with it, we needed another one! Thanks to all of you who have asked to be part of this. I’m still processing the names. Please know that it does not require an invitation to look at the board. It’s only if you want to pin there. And about pinning I want to say a few words.

First, your pin should be something to do with Richard Armitage. It does not have to be a picture of him, but if it’s not, the chance of the picture being clicked on is less likely. LOL! Second, it’s best to pin something you find on the web that has a graphic. When you add, it will prompt to find images, and if there is more than one image, you can scroll until you find the one you want pinned to the board. Third, if you pin to the wrong place, no biggie. Erase it and start over. No one is going to whop you on the head if you get it wrong, and Pinterest doesn’t immediately send a notice to followers. So if you erase quickly, no one will know! Don’t ask me how I know this. :D Fourth, you can invite others to the board once you’re authorized to pin. I leave that up to your judgment, and as long as people pin RA or RA related items and no one starts pinning NSFW* items, it’s cool.

That’s all I can think of at the moment. So I’m off to pin something on the board. Namely all of the Richard III stuff I think others might want to read.

Here’s just a sample of what you can see:

A beautiful graphic of Thorin by Angie K. Long

Top graphic by TeeTotally


*NSFW means ‘not safe for work’ and usually includes nude photos, but I think we all need to keep in mind that kids look at these boards. So if you want to pin something that leads back to what you wouldn’t want your kids to see or your nieces and nephews or any other kids you may know, then don’t pin it please.

Richard Armitage Community Pinterest Deleted

The board that many of us were using at Celebrity Expose is now gone and the pins along with it. I’ve started another one here. Please let me know if you want to participate. Even if I leave the fandom, which I don’t plan on doing, but if I did, I would make sure this stays. So won’t you join me? And maybe it’s better the board is not associated with something as massive as the other board. Me thinks they probably got in legal trouble and that’s why they went away. It’s doubtful this will happen to us.


I’m not completely out of The Hobbit mode yet, but I am getting really curious about Black Sky and its cast. Instead of just keeping a bookmark file as I usually do, I decided to keep the information I find on a Pinterest board. I’ve also invited some of the other fan bases to participate. Of course I and some other Richard Armitage fans might seem scary. Hopefully, these other fans are brave. And btw, I’ll admit to being crazy but not scary. LOL! No, that wasn’t a maniacal laugh. :D

In the meantime, I found this screencap of Max Deacon and Nathan Kress gushing about Richard Armitage on Twitter. Yeah, I can handle some gushing.


It’s my understanding Max will play Donnie, son of Gary Morris, and Nathan Kress will play Trey, also son of Gary Morris. That could be wrong about the names, but obviously not wrong about the papa.

Why do I have this strange notion that before this is all over, I’m going to be gushing about these kids. Yeah, I said kids! ;P

And for those who were trying to help me find fan sites on some of these guys, I may have found an enclave of fans under my nose. Just looked at my daughter’s Facebook page and some of her friend’s pages. Phew!

Screencap courtesy of NothingButNathanKress

note: for all of you not on Twitter, it’s a lot of fun. Don’t count on me or others to always bring you these things. Just sayin’.