Use Pictures For Best Effect With Your Blogs...
Posted by Nick Niesen on November 1st, 2010
So you have become a blogger. You have joined the legions of those keeping web logs and journals online. How do you make it fresh, though? How do you stand out and show the world that your blog is worth a read? Well there are a number of things you can do from optimizing your content to making sure you are consistent in your updates. However, consider the idea of adding pictures to your blog. A great deal of blog success can be had by making pictures a big part of what you are doing on your journal. Post them, link to them, or do whatever you have to, but pictures can be the difference in your blog being simply a fun hobby or being a big success.
In order to understand why pictures are a part of blogging success, you should make sure that you understand what the world of blogging is all about. For the most part, blogs are often used to sell something. It can be a product or it can simply be your own ideas and readership. Either way, you want your blog to be read. So everything you do with your blog will likely be done as part of making it interesting to your designated audience, right? Keep that in mind as you put everything together.
Most any good blog is going to have a theme. Before you begin your blog you need to figure out what your theme is. Is it your life? Is it your philosophies? No matter what, there is no better way to make a point about your theme than with photos or pictures. Most any blog site has the tools for uploading pictures, so make sure you are using them. Potential readers will be able to see just what you are all about as soon as they see your blog page without having to read a lot to see whether or not they want to continue reading your page. When you have an instant impact with pictures it will be much easier for you to end up with a successful blog.
For many people, the blog is a tool they use to market a product and drive up sales or services they offer that go hand in hand with their blog. With good pictures and photos you can keep your products in front of your readers at all times. You can put images of the products along the side of your page or you can place them strategically through the blog site. In addition, you can then advertise without bombing your readers with your propaganda in the text. Nobody wants to read a bunch of ads, but if you post pictures, you can advertise without advertising all over your actual blog content. Either way, the photos and images will be added way of making your blog a success for you.
Another reason that pictures can be a big key to blog success is simply a matter of aesthetics. Images will make your blog look nicer and if it looks nicer it will then attract more readers. It all makes sense. I mean, would you want to publish a book with a boring blank cover? Of course you wouldn?t. The same goes for your blog. In essence, a well kept blog is like your online book and with good images you are making for a nice cover. They may say not to judge a book by its cover, but many do anyway so you might as well have a nice looking one just to be safe.
The truth is that whether you are talking about blogs, magazines, or television, we live in a society that is very visual. So when it comes to a good blog, readers expect to see pictures and images that will titillate them and keep them engaged in the information. So, the key is to keep your images fresh and consistent so that they help accentuate your points and support your themes and ideas. You can get your pictures and images from your own library of images and pictures you have taken on vacations, around your home, or even just in your town. You can also download free images that are available online, link to other blogs or even use other images if you are willing to pay the royalties. No matter what, though, the key to blogging success is very closely tied to the images and visual quality of your blog. Newspapers and magazines would not sell as well if they lacked images, and your blog will operate just the same way.
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