How to Pin Any Blog Post – Even if it Doesn’t Have a Graphic

Have you ever gone to pin a post you love and get this error?

Well I found a fix. It’s not elegant but it will do. I use Pinterest for many reasons but one is just to save my favorite blog posts. It’s so much faster to skim images than text. I’m hoping for a tool with more fonts and colors, but for now this is the best I’ve found.

It’s called Pin A Quote:

First, drag the app to your browser (the video on the site shows you how, but it’s a lot like Pinterest). Then just highlight any words (such as the title of your blog post, or a quote you love) and it makes them into a graphic that you can save on Pinterest.

After you pin the image of the quote, you need to view your pin. Click to edit the pin, this time adding the correct URL — the one to your blog post or web site. If you skip this step it will link to the “Pin A Quote” web site instead of to your post. Then you’ll see the original source, but this adds an extra step

The ideal is to find or create a graphic to go with your post or anything you pin, but sometimes you just don’t have the time. Mashable publishes a lot of stories about Pinterest but with the same graphic over & over. It’s even more frustrating when there isn’t anything to pin, You can always go back and add a nice graphic later. This just makes sure you don’t forget – it at least saves the post.

Here’s my pin I made of my last post:

I pinned this to my Pinterest case studies board on my business account. I have 2 accounts so far. I really should have more. I can’t wait until I can manage more than one account without having to log out – I assume Hootsuite will offer that. I wish it were native like Facebook. Twitter never did add that functionality.

I almost hate to pin something so plain but when you’re using Pinterest for a bookmarking tool, it does the trick.

Have you found anything better?

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