Have you given in, and joined the Pinterest bandwagon? It took me awhile to actually be active. I know a lot of people (in real life) who vow to stay away from it. Not naming names, but a couple of cousins. :) I have always saved sites to my favorites, and bookmarked places that I wanted to remember. Do you do that? Do you have tons of places saved? I really need to boot up my old computer and hit all those sites I’ve saved and “pin” them. Anyhow, if you haven’t checked out Pinterest, you really should. While you’re there, you should follow My Repurposed Life on Pinterest. I don’t know everything about Pinterest, but I do have some tips for you . . .
Each week I pin the features from Catch as Catch Can, and I’ve noticed some bloggers aren’t naming their photos. It’s not the most important thing in the world, but have you ever known someone to search for “img 1051”? I’m still on blogger, and I write my posts in Windows Live Writer which makes it really easy to name your photos.
So, I just decided to pull up an old post to pin it to see if I had named my photos, and look what I found. That’s the name of the photo. This post gets a lot of hits, but I’m missing out on Pinterest traffic, and search traffic.
You can see that I clicked on “format” and then I clicked on “Alt text”. There are two boxes there where you can change your text.
You can see that in the alternate text I typed “fabric printer pillow”. Those are searchable terms. For the title I put “My Repurposed Life-How to print on fabric”.
Now let’s see what it looks like when I pin it.
See? Now when someone wants to pin my post, the title automatically pops up for the pin, allowing me to get it pinned the way I prefer.
That’s my tip for today, now I’ll show you what I’ve been inspired by on Pinterest….
I have made dumplins from scratch for years, but this pin inspired me to buy a rotisserie chicken and add it to my dumplins after they were done. EASY peasy! I made chicken-n-dumplins for bunco last week.
I made a cheese ball like this. I didn’t use this recipe, I used the one from the Philadelphia Cream Cheese site.
This is my turkey cookie. I was going to do faces and feet, but seriously—these took so long that I just left them as is. That’s the thing about Pinterest, it makes things look so easy.
I pin a little bit of everything. I love the fact that I can easily find what I’m looking for because I’m a very visual person. Please tell me in a comment below how you feel about Pinterest. If you haven’t joined the party why are you holding out?
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