If you love my PicMonkey tutorials for bloggers you'll enjoy my recent post over on BlogHer: Adding Text to Images on PicMonkey! I cover using overlays, adding text and creating drop shadows for your text! Read more.
Having images in your blog post has changed so much since Pinterest came into play. Now it's not enough to have images, you have to have gorgeous pinnable images. And, if you want to be re-pinned like crazy they need to look absolutely smashing. The pressure to have the best, most re-pinable images is high. And for most, very daunting. But, with PicMonkey is doesn't need to be. Here are a few small tricks to help you rock PicMonkey and create beautiful images for your blog. How to Pick an Image Start with a vertical image if at all possible. If you don't have a really pretty image of your own, find
As Pinterest grows, and more and more people are pinning and repinning inspirational quotes and pretty photos, it's becoming increasingly important for bloggers to not only have good images in their posts, but images that remind the pinner why they pinned that image in the first place. Having your post title on your images does a few things: Decreases the chances someone will steal your image to use on their own site. Reminds a pinner why they pinned the image. Increases the probability of the image being re-pinned by another Pinterest user Encourages people to click through to your post
I'm not Pinterest pro, but I'm learning a few things and I believe that optimizing your posts for Pinterest and using Pinterest smartly can be a huge traffic building tool for a blog. This is why I'm sharing the link to my latest post on Blissfully Domestic... How to Use Pinterest for Promotion, Campaigns and Traffic Building. And if you haven't checked it out yet, be sure to read about The Best Pinterest Plugin for WordPress!
Ok, y'all are gonna have to excuse my Texas accent for a few minutes while I gush and go on about this awesome new plugin I'm usin' and lovin'. For a very long time I've been lookin' for a good Pinterest sharing plugin for WordPress. I've tried so many I've lost count, and due to Pinterest's constantly changin' API and integration, plugins that used to work, stop, and new ones come out every day. I finally decided I'd pay for a good one if I could find one. I did. It was crap. And then, I got an email 'bout the Pin Attraction Plugin. This plugin is brand new. It launched last week. I've been using
Today I have a post over at Blissfully Domestic that I would like to share with all my Pinterest loving friends! Pinterest Etiquette – Seven Tips to Keep in Mind When Pinning Are you a Pinterest user? If not, and you'd like to be, leave a comment here (just put your email address in the email spot on the form - I'll see it, but no one else will) and I'll invite you!