Pinterest is taking hold after growing to one of the most exciting and popular social media online playgrounds last year, inspiring many of us to play and revel in creating our own boards of loveliness.
And if you have loveliness, or indeed anything worthy of pinning – that might be a product, an image, a photograph, anything that people might want to share, and much more (I’m going to experiment with the Blogmistress blog) – then you want to make it really easy to, well, pin. Yes, your visitor may have a Pin It button on their browser bar, but just in case, you can add a “Pin It” button to your blog post or to your sidebar. It’s good to remind and ask for the share.
You do need to have an image that Pinterest will use for the pinning – it’s all about the visuals – so choose relevant and tempting images.
Then you want to install Flaunt Your Site’s Pin It On Pinterest plugin, activate and away you go. A neat box appears under your post in which you can add your own description, which will show in Pinterest (very useful) and you can upload your image there or choose from one already uploaded to that post. Cool! (oops, getting carried away, but you may find yourself similarly enthused!)
There are more goodies for Pinterest users – to show your latest Pins in your sidebar and more – have a look by searching for Pinterest in the Add Plugins section to see the latest offerings (there will be more by the time this is published, quite likely!)
Just one other thing – Pinterest can be addictive! It’s the kind of thing to spend a little dream time on, but now you can say it’s work too 😉