10 of the Most Popular Pinterest Users to Follow

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These Pinterest Users Have Millions of Followers and Tons of Great Pins

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Pinterest has quickly become everyone's favorite go-to platform for finding ideas on all sorts of creative topics and organizing them into boards for easy access later.

According to a report from eMarketer, the social pinboard site is expected to reach 50 million monthly active users sometime in 2015 or 2016. It still has a long way to go to catch up to Facebook's 1.44 billion monthly users, but I think it's safe to say that 50 million (every month) is still no joke.

Some of the early Pinterest users that were able to consistently keep pinning all sorts of great content over the years have been able to grow their followings by the millions. And for many webmasters out there on the increasingly crowded and noisy Internet, Pinterest is the big web traffic driver they depend on to keep them in business.

Looking to spice up your Pinterest home feed? If so, you'll want to follow users who regularly post the most useful, high-quality images and sources in the categories you're most interested in.

Browsing through millions of user accounts and their hundreds of millions of boards manually isn't exactly practical, so that's why I'm suggesting a few of the very top users to check out so you can speed up the search process.

These Pinterest users have longstanding reputations for posting exceptional content on a pretty regular basis. And of course, if you're only interested in a couple of their boards to keep your home feed as relevant to you as possible, then you can skip the big red "Follow" button at the top and just select the individual boards you'd like to follow instead.

So, here they are, a list of 10 top Pinterest users worth following, according to TopInternetUsers.com.

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Joy Cho

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Wondering who holds the very top spot on Pinterest? With 13 million followers (at this time of writing, at least), it's Joy Cho -- a Los Angeles-based designer, blogger and food enthusiast who's worked with big brands like Target and Urban Outfitters.

With 88 different boards on her account, your bound to come across something that fits your taste. Virtually all of her boards are lifestyle categories like travel, food, beauty, and others.

What really makes her boards stand out are the categories you might have never thought about, but still sound interesting. Her Mini Travels board, for example, is a great one to follow if you're interested in tips, gear, and ideas for traveling with kids.

While some of her boards don't exactly include hundreds or thousands of pins you can look forward to browsing through, you can count on Joy for stressing quality over quantity.

The images she posts are as colorful, clear and unique as ever. It would be pretty difficult to stumble across some of the amazing things she's pinned on your own.

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Maryann Rizzo

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There are a lot of Pinterest users out there who are wild about interior design, no doubt. Interior designer Maryann Rizzo is all about gorgeous home decor, architecture, landscaping and everything else that has to do with making your home as beautiful as possible.

As the second most-followed user on Pinterest with over 9 million followers, she definitely didn't attract that many followers for nothing. If you take a look through her 270+ boards, you'll notice that a huge chunk of them are centered around various appealing design categories, neatly broken down into all sorts of separate components for easy browsing.

Need ideas for furniture of a particular color? Maryann's Painted Furnishings board can help you out with that.

What about furniture that has more of a wooden, natural look? You can check out her Au Natural Furnishings board for more ideas there.

While all of her interior design boards are kept at the top, if you keep scrolling, you'll find more great categories worth exploring -- including crafts, health, and food.

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Bekka Palmer

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By now, you should be aware that Pinterest is an extremely visual, image-based social platform. For photographers and photography enthusiasts, it means more opportunities to show off and view more beautiful photos!

Bekka Palmer is a Brooklyn-based photographer who takes the third top spot on all of Pinterest, with almost 9 million followers. The boards closest to the top of her profile focus mainly on photography, and as you scroll down, you get to see more pins of helpful lifestyle sources like food, gardening, and apparel.

At this point, Bekka only has 52 boards, but they're all packed full of amazing pins. Her top boards have hundreds of pins, and as you get into more of the lifestyle stuff, you'll find really cool boards like Scissors and Casa.

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Poppytalk

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Lifestyle content can really encompass almost anything, but the folks at PoppyTalk have really nailed the most exciting and essential areas. Just take a look through their Pinterest profile to see what I mean.

PoppyTalk is a blog that's been around for 10 years, mainly featuring design, DIY, handmade and vintage content. You'll find over 18,000 incredible pins scattered across 125 boards.

What's great about PoppyTalk is that they have a really great variety of categories to browse through, from camping and cottages to quotes and typography. All pins are gorgeous, high-quality images that really stand out against the mediocre stuff you'll find being pinned elsewhere.

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Jane Wang

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Unlike a lot of the other popular Pinterest users in this list who are big designers and bloggers, Jane Wang doesn't offer a whole lot of detail about who she is in her bio section. I'm not sure if she's actually a penguin living in Antarctica or not, but I'm okay with it if she is, because she really knows how to pin great stuff!

Jane has over 8 million followers and 117 boards with 37,000 pins to discover. That's a lot of browsing and pinning to do.

Her fullest board is Delicious -- a food board with over 12,000 pins. Second to that is her Happy board with over 3,000 pins featuring a mishmash of all sorts of delightful images and interesting products.

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Bonnie Tsang

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Editorial and commercial photographer Bonnie Tsang has a bit of a different vibe on her Pinterest profile, with pins of very clear, crisp and simple photos on her 58 boards. Overall, her boards look a lot less "busy" than a lot of other users make their boards out to be.

Being the sixth most followed user on the whole platform and named one of the "Top 30 Pinterest Curators to Follow" by Time Magazine, you can bet that her pins are of the highest quality -- despite maybe lacking some of the color and detail that a lot of the other stuff people tend to pin.

From style and fashion ​to travel and interior design, Bonnie has boards that are diverse enough that anyone can take an interest in. Her most popular and fullest board features things that reflect her own personal style.

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Evelyn

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With over 7 million followers and more than 32,000 pins scattered across her 150+ boards, Evelyn's Pinterest profile is hard to pass up after a short glance at all the gorgeous images and board titles she has.

And if you have dreams of traveling to all sorts of new places all over the world, her boards are perfect for you! Most of them are neatly organized travel categories at the top, which then flow nicely into photography and lifestyle collections like food and fashion.

Bookworms should check out her Books Are Portable Magic board for reading inspiration and title ideas followed by her travel-specific boards for each continent. 

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Molly Pickering

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Molly Pickering only has around 12 boards on her Pinterest profile, but that's no major problem for her 7 million followers. Her boards mainly focus on cool photography and images with a few that are geared toward lifestyle categories sprinkle in there as well.

Her biggest board is her fashion board, with over 4,000 pins. And if you're into interior design, her en la casa board is worth looking at too.

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Pejper

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Are you a fan of simple imagery and great lifestyle ideas? Then you need to check out Pejper on Pinterest -- a Swedish lifestyle blog run by two women.

Most images pinned by Pejper share the common theme of having a white or light background combined with high-quality photography. Unlike other Pinterest users who love massive detail and lots of color, Pejper's boards allow you to get a fast glimpse of what you can expect to find on each board and what they're all about.

Their unique way of curating the best images and sources has been enough to earn them over 7 million followers, with popular lifestyle content consisting of everything from jewelry and wooden objects to black and white photography and fashion accessories.

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HonestlyWTF

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Last in the top 10 most-followed Pinterest users is HonestlyWTF -- a great little blog that scours the web to feature the best in DIY, art, home decor, beauty and more.

Right off the bat, you'll notice all the great boards there are for fashion and interior design categories. All pinned images are clear, colorful and interesting without being too overpowering.

With over 80 boards featuring more than 17,000 pins, what sets HonestlyWTF apart is their dedication to curating extraordinary content. You'd probably have a heck of a time trying to find this stuff anywhere else!

Check out their incredible DIY board or their food board to get a glimpse of how different and amazing their pins are.

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