First, you might be asking….What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
It is quickly becoming an educator’s favorite tool!!
Now, you might be asking…How do I get on?
Pinterest is currently invite-only. You can request an invite from us or you can be invited by someone who is already a part of Pinterest.When you receive an invite, you can register via Facebook Connect or connect through Twitter.
I can send you an invite….if you follow my blog and leave me your email address in your comment!
Once you are signed up! Your home screen will look like this
Now, you want to go under the “About” tab (upper right corner) and click on help.
On the left click on “Goodies” and here you will find how to add the “pin it” button to your bookmark bar, Pinterest for iPhone, how to install a “follow me on pinterest” button to your site or your blog, and finally add a “pin it” button to each and every blog post!
Whew…hang with me…we are getting there! NOW, you want to copy the code in that box.
Ok, now to the blog part!
1.Go to your blog’s dashboard and then click on the “settings” tab
2. Click on Formatting
3.Scroll all of the way down to “post template”
4.Now, paste the code from Pinterest in this box. Save Settings.
This will put the “pin it” button in each and every one of your posts! When you go to make a new blog post…that code will automatically appear. I just put my cursor at the beginning of the code and hit enter a few times to move it downward. You can then begin entering your post.
Now, your followers can pin things that they like directly to their pin boards!
Ok, how was that!? Do I need to add more screen shots?