This dreary winter weather puts a serious damper on my mood, not to mention a cramp on my motivation to get any projects done. To combat that, my number one go-to in winter months usually ends up being some retail therapy. Shopping gets me out of the house, takes my mind off the weather and clears my head of anything that’s stressing me out. As you can imagine, in the winter I like to go shopping A LOT. The problem is, when I go on these retail-therapy outings, I spend MONEY. Soon after a shopping haul, that yay, fun, happy feeling I get from buying that really cool stuff is generally followed up with a bit of buyer’s remorse. In the back of my head I know I should instead be saving up for the future or just for that large purchase that may come up. And really, do I need to be bringing more stuff into the house? Near the end of February I was feeling stuck in this cycle of buying and feeling regretful. I finally decided I needed to make a shift. I was going to challenge myself to cut back on shopping for March. Today I’m sharing just how I was able to do No Spend Month Challenge.
I am on Pinterest constantly. Because of this, I’ve noticed that some thumbnail pins that show up in my Pinterest feed have bonus descriptive info under the image. This bonus info generally appears as a favicon/logo for a brand/company, a link to the company’s website, as well as a bold article title that the image is linked from. I discovered this bonus info is actually what Pinterest calls a Rich Pin. According to the Pinterest for Developers site, Rich Pins show metadata right on the Pin itself, giving Pinners a richer experience and increasing engagement. Information in a Rich Pin is independent of the Pin description, ensuring that important information is always tied to the pin. As a now blog writer and a VERY long time Pinterest lover, I wanted to ensure my website’s pins are standing out on Pinterest and staying connected to my content. Today I’m sharing how I added Rich Pins to Pinterest with Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress.