A picture speaks a thousand words! However useful your blog content is, it can still benefit from a nice image to make your blog post shinier. Check out these tips to learn how to make your blog posts more attractive by adding images to them.
1. Have at least one image
Add an image to each blog post that you write. It works best if you place it at the top of the post, or right after the first paragraph. This will come in handy when you share the blog post in your Linkedin updates or groups, as the graphic will be nicely displayed as a thumbnail.
A great resource for images is Creative Commons: they have different categories you can choose from. You can also do a Google search and you will find lots of resources.
2. Use relevant images
Look for less common images to add a personal touch. With so many people having access to the same online resources, it is hard to stand out, but not impossible. For good examples of relevant images, see Joanna Ciolek’s blog.
3. Consider a slideshow
Write your entire blog post as a slideshare presentation. This requires more time to create, but it is very powerful. My favorite one is Michelle Schaeffer’s blog post Top 10 Reasons I Haven’t Commented on Your Blog (Yet).
Now your turn! Do you have any tips that I have missed? Please share them by leaving a comment.