My WordPress blog theme now incorporates featured images (thumbnails) and custom excerpts. I even include the featured image in my RSS feed so I can then display the image on my homepage. I went with 192 pixel wide thumbnails which is what Pinterest uses in their RSS feed. I liked the look of the bigger images and I liked the masonry effect achieved when everything is the same width or a multiple of the same width.
Now if only I could convince someone to give me a job.
Update November 2014
A couple days ago Pinterest changed the size of the images in their RSS feed. They also changed their iOS app. Their images are now 236 pixels wide for the most part but I have seen some skinnier ones, perhaps when the original pinned image is less than 236 pixels. I’m not sure I want to replace all my featured images with larger ones, but using a 200+ pixel image allows for support of the Twitter Card with Large images which does look better in the Twitter iOS app. I really, really, really need a job, improving my homepage and blog has not resulted in a PM job, let alone a webdev job. I may end up teaching overseas the way things are going…