BLOGGING ON WORDPRESS – Why Do I Need Images? I’m A Writer…
Images are powerful. What is it they say….? Oh yes, that’s it ‘One picture is worth a thousand words’. Really? Okay, here goes…..
That’s one thousand words in the bag for starters. What? You don’t believe me? Nope. Neither do I.
One picture can certainly be worth a thousand words…if it’s the right picture. Ah, now that makes total sense.
So, why the ridiculous photo above? It’s mine by the way, it’s not copyright. I haven’t just copied and pasted it from Google Images. But feel free to use it if you think it will enhance your blog. Personally I have my doubts.
Ah, now we come to the point. At last.
If you do a certain amount of swotting up on WordPress as to what makes a truly ‘great’ blog you’ll find ‘stick plenty of images in your blog posts’ ranks quite highly. And I can sort of see that makes sense. Check out a dozen blogs at random and you’ll see zillions of images…of everything imaginable….and some not…..but do they work?
So my question is this…”If you are a writer do you need images in your posts to attract more viewers, and keep them coming back for more?” Or perhaps “Would a couple of images now and again in your posts make a difference?” Or even “If you are a writer does that mean your message is delivered through your written work, and that is enough. Images are superfluous?”
Ah yes….sorry about that.
It’s Sunday so I’m allowed to ask questions rather than try to dish out the answers. But, it has set me thinking……should I be ‘sticking’ more images into my posts…..? The jury is out.