I can’t tell you enough how important good photos are for your blog articles. Even if you aren’t confident in your photography skills, finding photos for your blog articles will enhance your content and attracts eyeballs instantly. Good teachers/bloggers from various niches know that using illustrations is key to drawing the attention of the audience. You may be a powerful word-artist that can create images in the minds of your readers, but if they don’t know this about you yet, a good photo is what can attract them to your writing.
There’s more to putting any ol’ photo in your blog posts. If you’re writing about catching fireflies with your kiddos then you won’t want to put a photo of bug spray in your article. That would be quite a distraction to a family adventure of exploring the beauty of such a summer activity that can inspire the imagination of your readers. But what if you don’t have a knack for taking photos, yet your writing is spectacular?
No matter where you choose to search for photos for your blog, use your imagination to find a stellar photo for your article. Find photos that help tell your story. It’s the difference between a photo of a critter or a child in search of critters.
The difference between a photo of an apple in a basket or an apple in the cupped hands of a child. Yes, it takes more time to find just the right photo, but well worth it if you’re building your blog with a larger future in mind.
A photo can be worth a thousand words and even more so when it sparks the imagination of the reader to see a “story” in the photo itself. Combine imaginative photos with imaginative articles and you’ve got yourself quite a blog that readers will keep coming back to.
You can find photos all over the Internet, there are plenty of places to search for high quality photos both free and for purchasing. Some photo sharing communities contain a lot of adult content, some have very little adult content, and some have no adult content at all…although it’s rare to find a site that is safe for the whole family. I don’t want to get into a smearing campaign against some photo sharing sites, we all know which ones have photos that you might discern as ‘not family friendly’. These sites may be popular, but there is great benefits to using a rare service that offers you a photo search engine that is moderated for family safe content.
I happen to use Pix-O-Sphere and have done so for over a year now and have always been able to find a photo for my articles. Yes, I happen to have created the site so some might view me as a bit biased, but it’s more than the fact that I’m the creator and a co-owner of the network. It’s about the people who offer their photos for your use. Yes, I believe in the service itself, but I also believe in the work of the members who upload their photos for everyone to use. It’s YOU that I believe in, the bloggers.
Bloggers and photographers from all over the world are uploading their photos for you to use and I love that the community among Pix-O-Sphere is supportive of not only those sharing photos, but is also supportive of the blogs and bloggers who use them. The members of Pix-O-Sphere are supporting one another through their photos and blogs. You can connect with new friends and participate in networking with those you already know.
Among some bloggers you may already know, who share photos through Pix-O-Sphere, include (but are not limited to..)
My use of their photos is important to me as a blogger and a friend, not only because I know my articles are dolled up with their gorgeous photos, but it gives me the opportunity to introduce you to their photos AND their blogs, Twitter streams, and Facebook pages. Sure, I could use other photo sharing sites and photos of people I don’t know and you don’t know, but utilizing Pix-O-Sphere as a way to build stronger relationships with those we already know is putting our belief in “being supportive of one another” into action.
Each photographer at Pix-O-Sphere has a special touch to their photos that I believe help to draw out the imaginations and curiosity of those who read your blogs. I am confident not only in the service, the network, and the photos, but also in the members themselves who give generously for the blogosphere to enjoy their work and their blogs. I believe in the principle of “give and it will be given back to you” and I believe this principle has been blossoming beautifully through Pix-O-Sphere’s community.
Psst! and it’s free to join.