The crime of not having an image that is lol.. As you already know, images are a great way to engage your readers. Images also help bring more attention to your blog posts. Let's face it, everybody loves a good image, it makes you think. I don't use images often but something has drastically changed on the internet that's making me re-evaluate how I publish my blog posts and what images I'm using.
You Need Images
With the popularity rise of Pinterest we are seeing more and more bloggers use the platform to socially share things they love on the internet. This means as bloggers we have to re-evaluate the use of images and more specifically the images we will be using.
The problem here is if you use no images, or if you have poor quality images no one will want to share your content, even if it's top quality. People want their Boards to look good man, and if your image doesn't look good, it's not pinned! I share this article in my Facebook Tips Pinboard Group because it's great content and has an amazing image.
I don't use many sites for free images but one I like is Free Digital Photos. They offer free small sized images you can download and use on your blog. If you start adding images to your posts, nice ones, there's a good chance people will Pin your content more often. I've also heard a lot of great things about Stock.XCHNG. I'm sure between the two of these websites you will fill your blog with awesome images in no time.
When you add images into your article you have many ways you can place them. You can wrap your images in text, align left, center and right. Just make sure you're not being left out of the largest things since Facebook and Twitter. Pinterest is going to be big guys so start adding some images into your posts and give the Pinners something to work with.
Don't let this opportunity pass you by, take a moment add the Pinterest Goodies to your site. You can add it along with your other great buttons such as Twitter, Blog Engage Facebook, Google + and more. This is another opportunity for you to drive traffic so don't miss out. I've already started creating boards for specific content and if you add the Pinterest button I'll be sure to pin your content as well.
Feedback and Discussions about Pinterest
I would like to know, after reading my article do you think you're going to start adding images to more of your articles? Have you been using Pinterest? Do you care what the image looks like or do you just pin it without thinking twice? Make sure to follow me on Pinterest. Also will you be adding the button? I'm very curious to know.