Friday, November 23, 2012

Blogger Tip: Pre-Fill Text of pins from your Blog Posts

I know it has been a while since I shared any Blogger tips, but I promise it has been worth the wait - this is a good one!

Are you a blogger? Do you use Pinterest to share and promote your fabulous blog posts? I bet you do! What many bloggers don't know is that you can pre-fill the text of all pins generated from your site. Let me show you exactly what I mean using this project photo from a previous blog post. 
cute rainbow windsocks

Before

By default, blogger fills pin descriptions generated from your site with the name of your blog and the title of your blog post. Here is a screenshot of a pin taken from the post before I formatted the image. You can my blog name (Kinder-Craze) and the name of the post in the pin. It's not bad, but the text doesn't convey very much information about the photo.
tutorial on pre-filling text of pins from generated your blog posts

After

With just a little formatting, the pin text can be pre-filled to contain a description of my own choosing. This new text tells much more about the photo's content.
tutorial on how to pre-fill the text of pins generated from your blog posts


The Tutorial

Pre-filling the text of pins originating from your blog is so simple (I promise)! I created a short video tutorial to walk you through the process. (The volume is a little on the loud side so turn your speakers down before you begin to play the tutorial).




Happy blogging!


5 comments:

  1. Thank you, Maria! This was very helpful:)

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  2. Maria!!!! This is so fantastic!! Pinning this pinning post now:) I just adore you!!
    The Moffatt Girls

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  3. This is great! I'm going to go and do this now. So easy, and great tutorial.

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