Recently I started looking into this new website – Pinterest and was not sure how all those images made any sense and why people are flocking to this website like crazy. Anyway, I requested for a profile to be created and forgot all about it until today.
I got a mail from them saying that my request has been accepted and I can go ahead and start “Pinning My Interests“. Hesitantly I created my profile, without knowing what to do with it, started searching for friends and colleagues, but couldnt find any. However, I thought I will see how I can use this for my blogging purposes.
I created a new Board called “Blogs Worth Reading” and wasnt sure how to Pin a blog since all it said was Pin your images. First things first, I add the ‘Pin It’ button to my Chrome bookmarks tab and all I had to do was browse any blog and click on the button. It detects all the images in the page and allows to me add them or rather PIN them to my profile. The one thing of interest to me was that it also adds the blog URL to the image. Well, that was when I gave it some more thought and started pinning more and more pages.
Well, all that sounds good, but how to promote my blog using this tool? Not to worry, all you need to do is Browse to your profile on Pinterest and select the Pin It Button option:
Scroll down to the place where it allows you to Add a Follow Button to your website. Pick up the html code and add to a relevant part of your website.
You can see that I have added the button to my sidebar on the home page of DailyMorningCoffee . This will allow other readers to browse your profile and follow you just like any other social networking tool(FaceBook & Twitter).
Next task will be to add the PinIt button to your posts. This is similar to the Tweet button or the Like button that you have already configured where readers can spread a word about your post if they like it. See the Pin It Button for Website section to configure your button and copy the html code.
Do you already have a Pinterest Profile? Share it with us by leaving a comment below. Thanks for reading.