Pinterest Round-up: Vertical pins

Welcome to this months round-up post for Pinterest.  Last month we looked at how to get started with Pinterest and this month we are looking at how to make that perfect pinnable image. I promise you it is a lot easier than you may think.

The Vertical Pin

When I first started with Pinterest, I was pinning standard images to my boards.  However, I soon found out that in order to be successful on Pinterest, you ideally create a vertical pin.  Studies show that long, thin images do better than landscape photos on this platform.  

If you are wondering how to do that, this post by Midwife and Life is the perfect place to start.  The Complete Bloggers Guide to Pinterest covers lots of Pinterest-related areas. However, for the purpose of this post, refer to section two. Making a Pinnable Image gives a great overview.  Midwife and Life also describes what a pin is, if you are unsure.

What Katy Said also has a great post on how to make a pinnable image and most importantly covers what not to do!  Pinterest is such a visual platform, so it is really important to make your pinned image appealing, not squashing your images is a big no-no.

If you are wondering what tool you can use to create these wonderful pinnable images, then check out this post by You Baby Me Mummy which covers Canva or this post by Busy Blogging Mum who suggests Picmonkey. I have used both of these tools and they are great at helping get that perfect image.

Good luck with creating all your fabulous vertical pins, join us again next month for more top tips.

Top Pins This Month

There have been so many great vertical pins to choose from.  It really was hard to pick my top images.  

Here are my top four for this month; which has a food theme this month:

If you have any posts on Pinterest that you think would work well with this round-up, I would love to see them.  You can contact me here:






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About Yvonne Neely

Yvonne is a married mum of young twin boys. A freelance reporting and sub-editor by day, she blogs about family life at by night. Always looking for innovative and interesting ways to entertain her children, she loves to share her ideas with her readers – whether crafts, baking or reading. She is the co-creator of #capturingtheday Instagram community, which invites people to share photos that capture their favourite moments. You can find her on Pinterest (DoubleMonkeyBus), Twitter (@von_nee), Instagram (doublethemonkeybusiness) and Facebook (doublethemonkeybusiness).

1 Comment

  1. 07 May 2017 / 10:36

    Pinterest is such a fun platform to use and can be a great source of traffic for your blog so it is really worth putting some time and effort into your pin images. Thanks for including my pin in this months round-up Yvonne 🙂