Adding a visual component to your blog posts is very important. Actually very important is an gross understatement…
Seth Godin can go text only… You and I cannot (at least not yet).
Images lend character, personality and tone to a blog post that text alone cannot.
But finding free blog graphics and images can be a pain in the ass…
…and I’m sure as heck not paying stock image prices every time I want to publish a new post.
So what do we do?
We scrape the Internet using Google Images or Flickr or some other service to find an image or free blog graphic that fits our post.
WARNING: People don’t like it when you steal their work… Especially photographers that make their living from those photos.
And we all know this which means there is always little feeling of hesitation every time we post a scraped photo or graphic (even using flickr I get this feeling). Is this going to be the photo that gets me in trouble?
I hated that feeling.
So I said screw it… I’m just going to start creating my own free blog graphics.
The following video outlines exactly how I do it…
And the best part it takes less than three minutes:
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The blog graphics I create are not Fortune 500 design quality… But they are original and they do get my point across.
Especially with social sharing (Think Pinterest).
A big graphic that says exactly what the post is about will attract more attention than an obscure image or photo which could mean anything.
So if you’re looking for a quick way to create free blog graphics of good quality to use with your blog posts I think this is the perfect process.
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Thank you and Good luck,
I am Ryan Hanley
SPEAK YOUR MIND: How do you create or gather images, photos or graphics for your blog? Do you have a better process for creating your own graphics? What do you think of the graphics I create?