Those who know me know that I usually am all over any new social media that pops up.
I love to use different gadgets on my site and can actually understand the html code. I love to help other bloggers with their questions and problems with their blogs.
There is one area where I feel completely in the dark and that is Pinterest.
I have an account but I don’t know what to do with it. I have looked up some pictures on topics that interest me and they have been great.
I follow some people and some follow me although I have no idea why they would since I really haven’t done anything on there to follow.
I think I need to figure this whole thing out especially because in that big heart that you see on my sidebar Pinterest is one of the choices for you to use.
For bloggers when you Pin an image from your site the Pin will link back to your site no matter how many times someone re-pins it. When I tried this no image showed up. That may be because I have code on my blog that stops people from doing copy & paste of my work/pictures. Will have to look into this one further because I recently heard from a well known blogger who said the traffic to her site from Pinterest is amazing.
There is code you can add to your blog so that your images cannot be pinned. This can be very important to maintain some control of your images etc. although where there is a will there is a way to copy our work.
If someone likes what you have put up they can “re-pin” it and the source code from your site will follow it. Hmmmm that is good right?
Now I see that you can’t pin anything from the button on my blog but if you have the Pin it button on your toolbar for your Internet Browser. It grabs many photos from the page you are on and you get to decide what to show.
If any of you know what I am doing wrong let me know and I will see if I can fix it. Kind of silly not to be able to Pin right from the post even though I have added the code to my template.