The Importance of Images
For years and years I had a blog that didn’t include many images or photos. I thought my words and content were more important. While it’s important to have engaging content peoples attention is usually drawn by having images in your posts.
You’ll also notice, if you use an RSS reader, that posts with images usually take up more room and are more prominent, make that a good photo and you’ll be piquing your readers curiosity to see what that is all about.
As I said, for years I didn’t use featured images, I was mostly just to lazy to find something or take something, resize it, etc. but I’m finding it works really well, my most recent blog posts all have a photo I’ve taken that is relevant or related to the post itself. It helps with your story telling and if you have a niche blog like a craft or food blog it becomes even more important to have an excellent photo of your product.
It’s true what they say, an image is (or can be) worth a million words if you use them right. If your blog is filled with images and ads and things flashing everywhere then it might not be so useful to you but if you make each image the focus of each post then you will draw peoples eye and attention.
Do you currently use images in your posts or prefer text only? Do you think they make a difference?