If new social media sites like Tumblr and Pinterest are any indication, the social web is becoming more visual and more brief. Tumblr is a microblogging platform where the typical posts are longer than Twitter but shorter than traditional blog posts. And like Pinterest, Tumblr posts are very visual, usually consisting of an image or a quote.

Pinterest is almost entirely visual. And if Pinterest is set to become the next big driver of referral traffic, it has immediate implications for bloggers. Here are a few that come to mind.

1. If you're not using images in your blog posts, start doing so. Pictures are worth a thousand words. Many people interact better with images than with many words.

2. If you use images with your headlines, you might consider using more images in the body of your post, maybe even with explicit "pin" buttons for Pinterest users.

3. Many images on Pinterest aren't pictures they're just words. A pithy saying or quote. But they are images, not web text. Bloggers might consider taking a "money quote" from their writing and turning it into a graphic and embedding it in their post. This gives Pinterest users something to pin.

4. Start looking for Photoshop tutorials.

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