Obviously, you'd need to have a Pinterest account.
1. Find or create the images you want and upload them into a board.
Create your board. Give it a name. Then find or upload your images. You can also add images with the 'Pin It' button.
Example: I wanted to write a column about Google search auto-complete fails. So as I was performing searches, I took screenshots and saved them.
(Tutorial within tutorial! To save your screenshots, press CTRL+PrintScrn on PC, and paste (CTRL+V) in Paint or Photoshop. This is Command+Shift+4 on Macs, you select the area and you have an image on your desktop.)
2. Grab embed code. The next step is easy. Once your image is pinned, you can just grab the code and post it in the code (HTML) part of the story on your content management system.
3. Paste code wherever it fits in the story.
What you get is something like this:
If you click on the image, you are still sent to the pin. But You should only do this with your own images, otherwise it's just not nice.
If you are using a web-first CMS like Wordpress or Blogger, you are probably scratching your head, because you can already do this (or use Picasa or Photobucket albums and embeds to do similar things). This is primarily for those CMSs who don't allow for this. But there are some added benefits.
- Because it also allows you easily add more submissions into a neatly organized board. Again, I understand that you can do this with other sharing sites.
- If done right, it will increase the visibility of your site. And you can showcase some of your other and even older work posted in other boards.
- You can also crowdsource images before and after a story, add Pinterest contributors.
- You can also make boards with your old photos and offer prints for sale (just put some low resolution images of your scans).
I should stress, this is just one way of doing something you can do with other third-party platforms. And obviously, if you have your own proprietary software, you should use that.
Some things to know: