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How to Link Pinterest to Linky Parties

Sunday, September 4, 2016


How to Link Pinterest to Linky Parties


Linky parties can be used for more than just linking up blog post photos that take viewers back to a blog. Linky parties can also be used to link photos that take viewers back to a Pinterest site. 

Which means non-bloggers can join linky parties and share their Pinterest boards. Linking photos to your Pinterest site is a great way for others to find you on Pinterest and to grow your Pinterest readership. This is pretty exciting news, but there are two key requirements for linking Pinterest photos to linky parties. 

First

The hostess(es) of the linky party must allow Pinterest links. 

Great news! The new Monday Social linky party hosted by Katie @ Let's Add Sprinkles, Eilis @ My Heart Lives Here, and myself, Judith @ Botanic Bleu invite you to link Pinterest photos each Sunday at 4:00 p.m. beginning with the first party on Sunday, September 11, 2016. 

Second

The photos linked are your own photos that are on your Pinterest site. 


 Here are the steps for linking Pinterest photos to a linky party.

  1. Log into your Pinterest account.
  2. Click on a photograph you would like share.
  3. Copy the URL address from the browser address bar.
  4. Go to the blog of the hostess for Monday Social.
  5. Click on Add Your Link.
  6. In the first box, paste the URL address that links to your Pinterest photo.
  7. In the second box, type the title you want to appear beneath your thumbnail on the linky party.
  8. In the third box, add your email address.
  9. Your Pinterest images will appear.
  10. Select the image you want to use.

Here's a photo on my Pinterest board, Botanic Bleu Blog that I shared on a linky party site. 




Here's how it looked as a cropped thumbnail on the linky party.


Why promote a Pinterest site? 

Pinterest has become one of my favorite sites on the internet. I find DIY on all kinds of things. There are delicious recipes with beautiful ways to present the dish. One of my boards is Tour Eiffel & Paris where I have collected tips for traveling to France as well as beautiful images of Paris. There as many reasons to love Pinterest as there are people who Pin to their boards. Each person collects what interests her/him. 

For bloggers who earn money from writing their blogs, Pinterest is a powerful tool to help them. The House of Muses wrote an excellent summary of how Pinterest took her number of viewers to 800,000. She includes what she did to gain such a large number of viewers in a short time in her post 9 Steps to Pinterest Domination

Whether you enjoy Pinterest for personal reasons only or you want to increase your number of Pinterest viewers, we invite you to share your best Pinterest photos with us beginning 

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.
at 
Monday Social 
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6 comments:

Sarah said...

Excellent advice, Judith. I have the party on my calendar.

JoanMarie said...

Hello Judith! What a fantastic post as I can get "lost" on Pinterest these days. You provided such clearly written ideas and I feel this is a great opportunity for so many! Thank you Thank you!!

Kim said...

Looking forward to it Judith! :)

Art and Sand said...

I would never have thought to link Pinterest. It's a good thing that didn't exist when I started my blog or I might just have gone with Pinterest and never known the joys of blogging.

Summer said...

I am glad I got to read this as I am planning on doing some real Pinteresting soon ♥

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Carol Lander said...

What great information to know. Thanks for explains the how-to and for sharing at Your Inspired Design.