Give Your Blog A Boost With ImagesPosted by Nicole
Infographics are a great addition to blog posts as they achieve one of the core goals of a blog: they are a tool to connect with your audience by providing useful information. An infographic is really just a fancy word for a visual representation of key data on a given topic. For example, this infographic designed by Logan Cipparone and published by the CBC quickly provides an informative look at women-owned small businesses in Canada.
If you’d like to start incorporating infographics into your blog, start with a google search on a relevant topic. (Please remember to always provide credit to the designer and the source). If you have an eye for design and enjoy researching the kind info your audience will love, why not try your hand at creating a custom infographic? You can start creating them for free with Piktochart or Visual.ly Create.
Another way to use images as a way to promote your blog is via Pinterest. While Pinterest may sound like entertainment for web-savvy crafters, it can be a powerful tool to engage with your online audience. After you have published a new video on your blog, for example, you can use Pinterest to share it. Simply pin it to a new board along with a host of other relevant, shareable content you’ve pinned from other sources.
For more creative ways bloggers can connect with their audience using Pinterest, check out this article by Susan Gunelius. You may also enjoy Maria Peagler’s infographic about the many creative ways Pinterest can be used as a marketing tool.
I hope these ideas spark some inspiration for you as you master the ever-evolving art of blogging. Are you already using images, infographics, and Pinterest to give your blog a boost?