His articles have been viewed by tens-of-millions, showcased on some of today’s hottest talk shows, and featured on national news stations worldwide.
Jarrid Wilson is author of multiple books including Wondrous Pursuit as well as a friend of the Write Brilliant Academy. In this week’s Write Brilliant Quick Tip, his shares will make a measured difference in your online writing and platform—and how to to do it…
“When it comes to blogging, writing, or doing anything in the realms of creativity, creating a beautiful aesthetic to support my content is always key when trying to paint a full picture or message.
For many people, choosing a picture to go along with their newest blog post might be as simple as picking the first free photo they can find.
But for me, it’s become much more than that.
In my experience, the photo is just as much of an importance to the post as the actual words that fill it.
It helps tell the story. It has the power to grab the attention of people before they even read your thoughts.
Over the last few years of my blogging journey, I’ve had a lot of people ask me “Where do you get your photos?” and “Do you take all of your own blog images?”
For the most part, I get most of my images from the following sites:
When I am choosing an image for my posts, I make sure that it’s not only enticing to the eye, but it also helps tell the overall story.
And while free photo sites are nice, I normally find myself paying for photos that nobody is currently using, all to help my post stick out from the crowd in news feeds. You don’t want to use the same image as the person above or below you.
My wife and I recently invested in a Sony a6000, and we could not be happier with the results. If you can gather the finances to get something along the lines of this camera and a 50mm 1.8 to 3.5 lens, get ready to see your photography launch to the next level.
If you cannot afford a camera, using the camera already build in to your smart phone will do just perfectly, especially if you download some of the following apps to help edit them.
Regardless of how you get your photos, my encouragement is that you make sure they are purposely integrated into your content to help the reader engage with your words before they even read them. In a sea of blogs and articles, those who stand out will be read first.
Thanks, Jarrid Wilson, for your practical knowledge, insight, and know-how. Grab a copy of Wondrous Pursuit here, and follow Jarrid at www.jarridwilson.com.
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