A Better Blog: Episode 3

Reading takes more time than processing imagery. Photographs beat “clip art.” Including even a small thumbnail image of something you’re writing about can help the reader. Images draw us in, and images help us see what you’re discussing.

Images also help with scanning (tip #2). The visual image can immediately alert the reader whether or not the content of your post is something of interest to them.

In fact, I support the use of “image icons” which are images you’d use over and over again, from your Media Library in WordPress. These small images (100-300 pixels in size) could be used to denote posts that deal with:

  • homework,
  • news,
  • special announcements,
  • interesting facts,
  • reflections,
  • and more!

Macarons Pierre Hermé

Images can make your blog posts… delicious!