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I did a post a few weeks ago on responsible pinning and had some great feedback. I've seen lots of other blogs discussing this topic as well. I read all the time on blogs "I got this idea from Pinterest..." and they don't link to the original post.
Please don't think I'm sitting here at my computer, wagging my finger at you, because I'm not. I do, however, think it's so important to give credit where credit is due. Think of it this way, how would you feel if you posted a great idea on Facebook, and then one of your friends posted the same thing a month later, stating that she got the idea from "Facebook." It's not about bloggers being selfish, or about "needing affirmation." It's just the right thing to do, don't you think?
****This concludes our public service announcement for the day.****
Do you know how to link to the post, or Pinterest photo in your blog post, like I did above? Login to your Pinterest account, then click on the photo you would like to place in your blog post. This is what you will see.
The original source is shown at the top, and to the right you will see share buttons. Using these buttons ensures that you are linking to the source (if one is provided, but that's a whole 'nother post).
To place an image in your blog post, click "embed." A window will pop up that looks like this:
Copy that whole mess of code you see in the box. you can also change the height or width of the image so it fits best in your post.
Start a new blog post. Decide where you would like your image to appear, then click "Edit HTML" at the top of the post box, then paste the code you copied from Pinterest into your post.
Click "Compose" to go back to plain text editing.
Easy as pie!
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