I’ve got a quick tip for you today since I’ve been working feverishly all week to get the new ebook ready to launch on Tues. (You’ve entered to win a copy, right??)
You probably already know that taller pins take up more real estate on Pinterest, which makes them more likely to catch your eye than horizontal pins. This is really lame for people like me who blog mostly horizontal photos. So I’ve figured out a way around it…
First, I created a template (so I can use the same design every time) in Photoshop that is about 500px wide by 800px tall. It can be as tall as you like if you’ve got lots of information to add. Next I added the photo and text along with a teeny tiny ‘From XOSarah.com’
In Pinterest I clicked ‘upload a pin,’ uploaded, added a description, and pinned it. Now, for some reason Pinterest doesn’t allow you to add a link, so you have to be a little sneaky. Once the pin is posted, click Edit and you’ll be able to add a link to your blog post.
Now you’ve got a larger pin without having to post giant photos or edit the width of your blog!