HelloInterview: Meet Cathie Hong – Mom, Calligrapher, and Pinterest Influencer with over 8 Million Followers!
Meet Cathie Hong, a stay-at-home mom, calligrapher, and Etsy shop owner, from Santa Clara, California. Cathie and her husband recently moved to the Bay Area with their 3-year-old son Oliver and 9-month-old girl Emelia. She spends most days at home with the kids but has a very creative side.
“I love having a creative outlet in everything I do – whether it’s through my etsy shop Ampersandity, making crafts with my kids, how I decorate my home, or even in how I dress my kids.”
When Cathie’s not pinning or after the kids go to bed, she can be found working on her shop orders or watching Korean dramas. Her passion for home decor, design, kids, fashion, food, and photography has earned her over 8.6 million Pinterest followers!
When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?
I started Pinterest when it first started up and was invite-only, maybe four years ago or so? At the time I was blogging pretty regularly and heard about Pinterest through Victoria from sfgirlbybay. It seemed intriguing, so I joined up in a small blogging movement called “Pin It Forward” where we each made boards about what home was to us. I didn’t realize that it would become such a popular and globally-used bookmarking device.
Why do you like Pinterest?
I love Pinterest because it’s an easy and straightforward way to save all your bookmarks. I used to bookmark links on my desktop and it was impossible to find things again. Pinterest is so user-friendly and intuitive – I can’t believe no one thought of it before. It’s also a great way to find inspiration and new ideas/brands/recipes. I come across new things I love all the time. (more…)
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