As I’ve complained about before, I’ve had clients who actually tell me to use Google Images to locate appropriate post images in order to “amp my posts”. I refuse, because online suicide is not a blogging goal of mine. I agree though that images are a nice blog addition. I personally don’t think that every single post needs an image, but if the image does one of the following, it’s a good plan:
- Adds something to your post – nostalgia, humor, beauty, or clearly shows your post theme.
- Highlights your post topic – for say product reviews. Product review posts that lack images are annoying, because people like to see what you’re talking about.
- Makes the post – there are times when an image is almost all you need for a post. This works best on fashion, architecture, decor, and other art minded blogs, but you can also make it work for you at another type of blog. Quotes spring to mind. I rarely post a quote, but if I find one, and it matches a current theme, I might post it along with an appropriate image.
Images do have some major benefits: [Read more…]