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Adding #Pinterest Pins to a Blog Post: A Tutorial

Pinterest logoI love Pinterest!  I’m the kind of girl who would like to be more creative than I actually am so Pinterest really feeds my inner artist through the various pins people share.  It is a social media tool that allows people to add aesthetic value and the gorgeous images of food, crafts, places, spaces and people keep me coming back for more.  Pinterest is my creative crack!

I recently learned how to add pins to blog posts because I wanted to share some of my pins with a larger audience (that has yet to fall in love with Pinterest).  I’ve added pins to blog posts here and here.

It’s easy to add Pinterest pins to a blog post once you know how and I’m going to show you right now.

Pinterest Embedding Tutorial

1. Login to Pinterest and try not to look at all the gorgeous things you could be pinning to your boards.

2. Go to your name in the upper right corner and pull down the menu under your name so you can go to a specific board or pin of your choice.

pinterest tutorial 13. Once you’ve chosen the pin you want to embed in a blog post, click it and that will take you to a screen with only that pin and some options for sharing in the lower right corner with the Facebook icon as the first one.  The fourth icon is a set of angle brackets (see yellow arrow in the screenshot above) and when you click on it you get a smaller screen that lets you size your pin to fit your blog post (see circled areas in screenshot below) and then cut the html code to add the pin to your post.

pinterest tutorial4.  In the draft you want to add the pin to, make sure you are writing in the HTML window.  Cut and paste the code for the pin.  When you publish the post, the pin will include links back to the original source the image came from, your Pinterest boards and the Pinterest home page.

Voila!  You’ve shared one of your pins with your blog’s audience.  I’ve followed the tutorial to add one of my pins below.  If you’re like me, you’ll want to do it again and again . . .

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Anna lives on the North shore of Oahu with her husband, daughters, ages 14 and 9, and a little dog. She likes to read, write, go for walks, bake with the 9 year old and take naps.

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  1. Natasha in Oz

    I just disovered this post via twitter! I am a pinning addict and love your amazing tutorial. I host a pinning party every weekend at my blog 5 minutes Just for Me and will have to send people over here when they need help with embedding pins! Please join in if you can one weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5minutes just for me

  2. Nikki C

    Great post! I just got sucked into Pinterest and still have to figure the ins and outs of it. Thank you!

  3. Meagan

    I am just discovering Pinterest. Thanks for the info
    Meagan recently posted..Horseback Riding in CopanMy Profile

  4. gingerlyspice

    Great info thanks so much for sharing! I love Pinterest!
    gingerlyspice recently posted..ornament, flower pine cone, ribbon, holidays, weddingMy Profile

  5. Unknown Mami

    Thanks for this as I am a total pintrest novice.
    Unknown Mami recently posted..Miss UnlimitedMy Profile

  6. Anitra

    I didn’t know you could embed your pins. Great info. Just stumbled this for you. Stumble back when you can.
    Anitra recently posted..Bloggers Wanted for the Christmas Treasure Train Hop and HuntMy Profile

  7. Jennifer Needham

    Thanks for this post. Yours is the only tutorial I read on embedding Pinterest photos in blogs that mentioned you have to do so in the HTML section — a pretty key step!
    Jennifer Needham recently posted..Chair Pockets: New Fabric Options!My Profile

  8. Amy

    thanks!! i’ve been trying to figure out how to do this!

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