With millions of blog posts being added to the web each day – bloggers need to consider more than just the content that they are posting and think about how they can design their posts to grab attention.
One element of this post design is adding images to posts.
Images enhance posts in any number of ways including by giving posts a visual point of interest, grabbing attention (great for making your RSS feed readers stop and read), drawing people’s eye down a post beyond the first few lines, illustrating examples, giving your blog a more personal touch, engaging the emotions and senses of readers and giving posts more authority.
In this video I look at some of these reasons and then give some examples of different types of images that can enhance a post (I’ve been experimenting this week with using some screen shots and moving screen captures in this video which I hope gives it more interest – I’m still learning my video editing though – so be patient with me!).
A few posts from the ProBlogger archives for further reading on different aspects of this post:
- Using Images to Make Your RSS Feeds POP!
- Formatting Images for SEO
- Telling Your STory with Words and Images
- How to Optimize Images for Google Image Search
- An Introduction to Using Images on Blogs
- Using Photos in your Posts
PS: yes my ‘Mo’ is growing. Don’t forget to sponsor me for Movember!
PS2: The theme song was composed by Fokissed.