My last two posts discussed how to prepare and then place an image into your WordPress blog post. I didn’t discuss why you might want to add images to your posts on a regular basis.
There are several reasons why you might add images to your posts, but the main reason is that it makes your post and your blog visually more interesting to anyone who happens to visit your site. You want to attract visitors to your site and get them to stick around for a while? Put an image in your posts every once in a while.
A photo says a 1000 words, and the addition of an interesting image, or one that helps illustrate the topic of the post might actually make a person choose to read your post, whereas if it hadn’t had an image in it they might have skipped over it.
Adding an image to your post might also save you some time. Instead of writing an extra paragraph or two to describe what a place or object looks like you could add a photo and let it do some of the talking for you.
You can use the occasional video in the same way that you’d use a photo or image. Video’s can go even further to enhance the topic of your post. I have found that it’s not always a good idea to place long videos on your site. Short videos are more likely to be viewed.
Can you think of other reasons why adding an image to your post is a good idea?