The Pintester Movement

3 Posted by - May 18, 2013 - Announcements, Pintester Movement

I am so excited to announce a new project I’m kicking off. It’s called The Pintester Movement, and you can participate! I’m getting together as many people as possible to step outside our comfort zones and try that Pinterest pin that’s been sitting on your Someday list forever. It’s your kick in the pants to get it done! And, in the spirit of, we don’t care if you succeed or fail– In fact, if you fail, all the better. Make us laugh. It’ll be therapeutic.


In addition to your kick in the pants, benefits include fame and glory. I’ll be putting up a post on Thursday, May 30 (that gives you a week and a half to get your project done) with links to everyone who participates and writes up their results. If you have a blog, that means you get some link juice and free traffic from me.

If you don’t have a blog, fear not! I’ve partnered with the awesome folks over at and they want you to use their platform to join in with us!

Using the site is simple. You just:

1. Register for an invite at . (They’re in beta so you have to request an invite, but they send the invite out in 12 hours or less from the request.)
2. Create a goal called ‘Participate in The Pintester Movement.’
3. Write a story attached to that goal sharing the project you make and tag it #pintestermovement.

So stop being scared to tackle that project. You might fail, sure. So what? If we’ve learned anything from it’s that failing is not the worst thing ever. And you know what else? You might totally love that pallet coffee table, or crock-pot cheesecake, or Barbie boob necklace you thought you couldn’t make. Win-win, lovlies. Win-win.

Rules? I’m not much on rules, but please link back to The Pintester Movement post (once it goes up) from your post on that day, and link to the original tutorial that you’re working from on your post, of course. (Spread around that referral love!) The final element I’d suggest (but won’t require!) is some kind of call-to-action for your readers to also take on a project they’ve been putting off and join The Pintester Movement!

Raring to go? I knew you would be! Sign up below and I will email you reminders and details as we get closer to the date! (If you can’t see the sign-up form, click here!)


  • Untypically Jia May 18, 2013 - 3:05 pm Reply

    Tackling my Must Make Later Pinterest board has actually been on my 30 Before 30 list forever and I’ve only done one. So I totally needed this kick in the ass! Can’t wait!

  • lora May 18, 2013 - 3:12 pm Reply

    I’m in. I have all these homemade things like slime and paint pinned for my kid. This should be messy.

  • L. Nicol Cabe May 18, 2013 - 3:32 pm Reply

    Can we submit videos, and can we submit more than once?

    • Pintester May 18, 2013 - 7:55 pm Reply

      Videos are awesome, sure! And for links, to keep things fair, I’ll post one per blog, but if you have more than one blog, GO FOR IT! :)

  • Debt Perception May 18, 2013 - 3:50 pm Reply

    Barbie boob necklace?

    • Kristina Glumpe May 18, 2013 - 8:32 pm Reply

      Im googling that immediately!

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  • Piggie4 May 18, 2013 - 6:21 pm Reply

    I have already posted mine because surprisngly I was gonna do this tonight anyway but kinda wanted to put it off… Enjoy it

  • Kelly724 May 18, 2013 - 8:43 pm Reply

    This is probably a stupid question, but I’m a dumbass. If I go though GoMighty, does that mean I’m starting a blog? Or is it just a one time post thing?

    • Pintester May 18, 2013 - 8:44 pm Reply

      Nope, GoMighty isn’t a blog– It’s a collaboration/goal-setting tool.

  • Jordan Ferris May 19, 2013 - 12:24 am Reply

    I cant seem to click the “accept terms and conditions” it keeps linking me back to facebook. Any suggestions?

    • AmberDoty May 20, 2013 - 12:40 pm Reply

      Hey, Jordan. If you’re using Internet Explorer or an outdated version of Firefox, try switching to another browser like Google Chrome.

  • Stacie May 19, 2013 - 1:09 pm Reply

    If you did this like…. next month, I would probably be in. But I’m moving this week and seems like a really terrible time to start a project. Especially a stupid pinterest project.

    • Christine Kerns Gillette May 20, 2013 - 8:40 am Reply

      Maybe do a moving related pin? How to not lose your mind, or your stuff, on moving day? ^_^

  • Grace Acosta May 19, 2013 - 9:13 pm Reply

    OK, who else saw the word “movement” and thought this was going to be another promo for the “Squaty Potty”?

    I mean, Sonja, no poop jokes? I am disappoint. Truly.

  • Matthea May 20, 2013 - 11:45 am Reply

    Sonja, I’m so sorry, but the directions above are too much for me. Instead I will just tell you here that I saw a pic of a walkway at Home Depot or Lowe’s (it’s bad that I can’t even remember which one, isn’t it?) and it TOTALLY INFLUENCED the walkway I laid in my backyard last week. AND the point of the walkway was to cover the dirt. I did not get rid of grass making this thing — I just wanted the dirt to stop making its way up the stairs on all the people and dog feet climbing them after walking to the stairs. Through dirt. Now we walk to the stairs on pond stone and concrete squares. So far, so good! Oh! And since I saw the pic in person and not online, I couldn’t even pin it. So. I am a pintester failure. But I love your blog! Mwah!!

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  • Claire May 20, 2013 - 11:28 pm Reply

    How do we know if it submitted? I’m the hesitant homemaker, if that helps. I’m really excited to do this and just want to make sure my sign up went through!

    • Pintester May 21, 2013 - 9:47 am Reply

      You’re on the list, Claire!

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  • Teresa May 22, 2013 - 4:54 pm Reply

    This might be a silly question, and I know you said you’re putting YOUR post up linking to our blogs posts on 5/30/13, but by when do you want our posts in?? I’m having difficulty in choosing something to test in the first place, but might barely get to do something tomorrow night or this weekend…

    • Pintester May 22, 2013 - 4:56 pm Reply

      If you get it done and posted by midnight on May 30, I can still put it up. 😉 So don’t stress.

  • Involuntary Housewife May 24, 2013 - 12:20 pm Reply

    Should I be concerned that I haven’t heard anything from you about this yet?

    • Pintester May 24, 2013 - 12:27 pm Reply

      Nope– I’ll be sending out an email to everyone about it after Memorial Day.

      • Involuntary Housewife May 24, 2013 - 12:36 pm Reply

        Oh good, thanks so much. I have developed a paranoia after finding out that emails have been rerouted to an address that doesn’t exist, I can’t wait to hear from you!

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    I started mine last night! MUAHAHA! My hands are bright pink from food dye. *delirium* Also posted a call to arms on my blog as well.

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  • Flavia May 29, 2013 - 12:14 pm Reply

    Hi Sonja, I don’t have a blog, I subscribed to Go Mighty but – how do I post the tutorial there? Adding pics/videos/text inside the “story” ?

    • Pintester May 29, 2013 - 12:17 pm Reply

      Yep. Create a goal called ‘Participate in The Pintester Movement.’ Write a story attached to that goal sharing the project you make and tag it #pintestermovement. (You can include pics/text/etc. in the story.)

  • Jennifer May 29, 2013 - 4:13 pm Reply

    Seeing how it is May 29 and I am just now finding out about this (I’ve been so far behind on my usual internet surfing safari), will you do another one in the future??? I am super bummed I am missing this!

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