Hello, and welcome to another #LoveYourHome!
Thanks to everyone who linked up last time, there was another fabulous selection of posts that I’ve loved reading, and I’m sure other people have too. If you’re a blog follower, please do take a look at some of the wonderful inspiration other bloggers are sharing; I’m sure you’ll find ideas and inspiration for your own home here.
So, straight onto my Top Picks from last time:
1. Laura’s stylish table makeover has me wanting to pop round for dinner
2. I love looking round other people’s houses for inspiration, and love what Jenny has done with the back room
3. Antonia is a whizz with the paintbrush and has transormed this battered old chest into something beautiful
Thanks so much for sharing with us all.
Before we go on to this week’s linkup, I wanted to just mention Pinterest. I do like to share all the posts on my Pinterest board, and other UK and US boards that I collaborate on too. So, if you do want to think about how your post will look on Pinterest, it could definitely bring in more traffic and exposure for the blog.
Remember, portrait images look best and are seen more, usually at around the magic size of 750×450 pixels. If you have entered some alt text, or text via Yoast or something similar this will help when it comes to be shared. For our home and interiors posts, text on the image always work well. Use phrases that will catch people’s attention and make them want to repin your image, and ultimately click through to view the post.
For example, if I wrote a post about ‘How to Style your Home like a Professional’ I might add this image to illustrate it:
When I share on Pinterest, I would add the title in the description, and as I have Rich Pins enabled, the title would be in bold too. I would imagine it would get some interest if people like the image.
But, if I added this image to our example post:
…and then shared that onto Pinterest, it’s much more likely to be shared further and repinned more. It’s really easy to do via something like Picmonkey and just takes 5 minutes. If you don’t want to add a big Pinterest friendly badge to your posts, then you can make them smaller and it won’t have much impact on the repinning.
So, over to this week’s linky. If you’ve written a post that relates to the home or garden in the last week or so feel free to add it to the linky. It might be a review, a makeover, or considerations for a makeover. You might be showcasing some fabulous products you’ve discovered, some great designs you love, or simply rambling about the lack of storage in your home. It’s pretty simple, if it is home or design focused, add it to the linky.
Don’t forget, all included posts will be shared on Pinterest in the Love Home Bloggers Pinterest board, and I’ll do my very best to comment on and tweet them all too.
1. Link up one of your Home and Interiors blog posts from the last week or so using the linky tool below.
2. Go and comment on at least 2-3 posts that have linked up
3. Grab the badge and add it to your blog post
4. Come back next Thursday and we’ll do it all again