Writers rejoice! Pinterest is now promoting reading.
Yes, the site that is all about the pretty pictures, is now making it easier for visitors to see that there’s more to the story with article pins.
Like movie, recipe and product pins before it, article pins are designed to pull in data sets that are specific to that category. In this case, it’s headline, author, story description and link.
Pinterest’s announcement post makes it sound like all of these fields will populate automatically but so far that’s not the case. The author is the most illusive piece of information and that’s probably because blogs use a variety of ways to attach the name to the post.