Everyone I met on Facebook threads sharing Pinterest pins and other blog information were all so incredibly nice! Until. . . I met one that wasn’t. She complained about people not using vertical pins and wasting her time! I honestly thought I was using vertical pins! Her complaining and pointing out all of the non-vertical pins on the thread wasn’t helpful at all! I found this so frustrating and disappointing! She came across as mean and ornery. This wasn’t helpful to me because I still didn’t know what I was doing wrong. Everywhere I viewed my pins they looked just fine.
So, what’s the big deal?! The purpose for vertical pins is because they display better on most devices that people are using.
After a lot of searching, I found some great resources on what vertical pins were, sizes and how to do them!
I don’t think any blogger is looking to waste anyone’s time. There is a learning curve and soooo much to learn when starting a new blog or learning how to use a new social media platform. I really want to get my blog out there and I hope people like it and they will want to see more. I so very much appreciate those more experienced bloggers who mentor and try to help.
So, maybe this should be a no brainer! If it isn’t for me, I’m sure it isn’t for a lot of people. My thought on what a vertical pin is and what a vertical pin actually is are two different things!
Evidently, this doesn’t mean that the image and words are right side up!
I thought it meant that you didn’t make pins like this:
You know, pins that look like you don’t know how to use your cell phone camera!
I checked examples to see if there were pins on Pinterest and in the threads I was following on Facebook, that were landscape versus portrait. I struggled finding information on vertical pins. I saw pins that were both landscape and portrait and so I thought vertical meant readable and not
Understanding the verbage is important! I come from a background working with photography. I understand Portrait vs Landscape!
I have read that vertical pins tend to perform better but is that because they are standing out because they are different? Is this trend going to continue once everyone’s follow the same format? I can see that landscaped, small (1 photo) and even square pins can get lost in the Pinterest sea of pins!
Another thing to know about vertical pins is that long is good. There doesn’t seem to be a limit to how long you can make them they just need to be longer than they are wide.
This post helped me to get some dimensions and to make some vertical pins: click here.
This one helped me to embed the image into my post! It was great! I usually need my husband’s help for things like this but with her directions I was able to figure it out! It is really cool! Click here for help in embedding your pin into your post.
Who-hoo and thank you to all you great bloggers who are helping me to become a better blogger too!