The best bloggers have a way of connecting deeply with their readers.
Making them sit up and take notice. Making them remember their content.
Making them feel.
One way to do that is to find just the right photo.
6 Reasons The Right Photo Will Help You Build the Perfect Post
1. Because words alone are boring.
Your reader wants a reason to read your post. If you’ve just crammed a bunch of words together, her eyes won’t get the break they need.
2. Because we are all attention –disordered.
A photo grabs us by the shoulders and makes us pay attention long enough to read the post.
3. Because at least 60 percent of your readers are visual learners.
That’s a huge chunk of your readers who are engaged more by the visual than other ways of taking in information. Images help them remember your content.
4. Because photos work beautifully with analogies and metaphors.
The photo is metaphor’s powerful partner. This thing is like that other thing and here, this photo helps you see that.
5. Because photos naturally point your reader to your content.
We are a curious bunch, we humans. We are hard-wired to know why, to know the answers to questions. A photo makes your reader wonder, “Why is this here?” And she’ll have to read your post to find out.
6. Because photos evoke emotions.
This is the grand-daddy reason of them all. Photos set the emotional tone. Love. Fear. Laughing out loud. At the CatsEyeWriter blog, I don’t take myself too seriously and my photos reflect that.
A sample from recent posts:
My admiration for 5 blogger friends: 5 Blogs I Love
What bloggers are most afraid of: 5 Evil Blogging Fears and How to Vaporize Them
The death of a father: Blogging Is Writing Is Life: Off-Topic Bloggers
The hijacking and copying of the CatsEyeWriter blog: The Kidnapping of CatsEyeWriter
How can bloggers show up with authenticity?: Crazy Cat Edition: Showing Up Online
Oh, and by the way, there are a few hours left in my First Guest Post for CatsEyeWriter contest. Still time to enter!
What about you?
Do you use photos with your posts?
Where do you find them?
Do you buy them, find free ones or take them yourself?