Back in December of last year, I stopped by Nesting Place and found a fascinating post Nester had written about Pinterest. If you aren’t familiar with Pinterest, you’ll definitely want to check it out.
Pinterest is a virtual “pin board,” a place to pin anything you see online that inspires you or that you love and think you’ll want to remember for a future project or just for fun. You can read more about what Pinterest is in this PINTEREST post I created a few months ago.
How do you join Pinterest? There are 2 ways to join:
1. One way to join is to request an invite from Pinterst. Apparently, they are way behind in sending those out because folks never seem to get their invite after waiting for months.
2. The other way you can join is by being invited by someone who is already a member. If you wish to join, drop me an email at betweennapsontheporchatgmaildotcom with the subject line “Pinterest” and be sure to include your email address. If you don’t get your invite within 24 hours, check your spam file to see if it got caught there. I’m happy to send one your way so you can become addicted have fun pinning, too.
Labeling a Picture for Pinning:
Okay, back to Nester’s post. I loved one of the suggestions Nester made in her Pinterest post. She suggested bloggers include a photo in their tutorial posts that’s labeled with what that post is about. That way, when the photo is pinned, the Pinner will have a way to remember later why they saved the pin. Brilliant!
I loved this idea but never got around to following through until recently when Kate at Centsational Girl gave a brief tutorial on how to add wording to a photo with Pixlr, without totally blocking out the photo. I followed her great directions and it was super easy to do. I didn’t include a tutorial here below…just click over to the link above to read Kate’s tutorial.
So here’s how my first try at labeling pics turned out using Pixlr. (Click any link title below for the tutorial.) I won’t be labeling every photo in a post. I’ll only label one photo in each post just in case someone does prefer pinning a photo with a description of what the post is about.
Tutorial: Make a Beach or Seaside Table Decoration from Wine Bottles
I’m going back through some of my old tutorials (it’s taking a while) and I’m creating labels like the ones you see here. Then I’m adding that labeled photo to the tutorial post. So, if you see a tutorial or something else you find helpful here at BNOTP and you wish to pin it to Pinterest to save for future reference, hopefully I’ll have a photo labeled in the post that’s just perfect for pinning. Of course, you are always welcome to pin anything you see here, but I hope these “labeled” photos will help save you some work and time as you pin.
Wish to pin the tutorials above?
To pin any of the tutorials I’ve referenced above, you can:
1. Pin the photo here if you like and the pin will take you back to this post which will reference the links to all the tutorials
2. If you want your pin to take you back to the original tutorial post, just click on the link that’s shown above each photo in this post. That link will take you back to the original tutorial where you’ll also find the labeled photo to pin. That’s probably the better way to pin any of the tuts above because your pin will always take you straight back to the original tutorial itself.
Hope you find these “labeled” pics I’ll be including in future tutorials helpful.
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