I have always found that I engage more on websites & especially blogs, when there are picture in the mix.
I personally am immediately put off from an article if there is just a massive big block of text!…..ironically at the end of it, it could have the meaning of life & the key to always looking 20….I would miss it !!
I just think this is the way things are going. We are so pressured with time & getting things done that some of us have become skimmers.
So now, more than ever, I think pictures are important to people, especially when reading blogs….either just to give a visual clue as to what an article is about….or a visual ‘breather’ whilst we go through a longer article.
To this end I have been looking into & investigating adding ‘Featured Images’ in Optimize Press 2.
The reason being, is that this not only displays an image at the beginning of your post to welcome your reader…..but, somewhat more importantly, this image is shown next to your blog post on the Home Page when it becomes an older post.
This helps make your blog more colourful & inviting. It also helps those who will skim down looking for pictures & headlines that they are interested in or catch their eye.
Now given all I have said above, I doubt the majority of you have read my ramblings & instead just looked at the pictures above & then clicked ‘Play’ on the YouTube clip!! Shame on you!! (but obviously I wouldn’t be surprised!).
Anyway, below is a short video tutorial about adding ‘Featured Images’ in OptimizePress 2 & also how to easily scale them.
Pretty straightforward I think you will agree?
In my humble opinion, I just think that this makes blogs look so more inviting & professional.
What are your thoughts? Have you discovered anything that I’ve missed? Let me know below.
Thanks for reading/watching.