In most Homepreneurs articles, I insert a picture or image. They aren’t always easy to find – legally – and unless one is a graphic artist (not me) it is hard to find the image you want. It also takes time to search websites, and copy, crop, and place in these blogs. So why put pictures in your blog posts?
Reason 1 – Visual Appeal. This was a recent post from Homepreneurs:
The snippet above has an image.
Similar snippet. The mouth and lollipop add to the text. Visual Appeal.
Reason 2 – Social Media. You own a home business. You are on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks. People pay more attention to visuals than text. Think back to a favorite commercial on television or post on Facebook. You remember the fun part – video or pictures – but forgot about the company or message!
Reason 3 – Google and Feedburner. Google owns Feedburner and you can sign up to get articles posted by email. When Feedburner sends a message, the image is included and people like pictures. The SEO gained from Feedburner/Google is another consideration. Using Feedburner is another post.
Reason 4 – “A Picture Tells a Thousand Words”
This picture instantly tells your brain that it rained and the river flooded. The news story is 500 – 750 words or more.
And now you know. Break up your text – insert a picture. Tell a story with pictures, not with words.
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