This might sound strange but with the rise of Pinterest great visuals aka photos are even more important now than ever before. Your thumbnails might be the reason why people get curious enough to come and visit your blog and read your posts. So finding the right picture, photo or graphic is important.
If you are like me, then you are not using a lot of your own photos in your blogposts. You can save time by setting up your own photo data bank and pull from it any time you need a visual.
Creating your data bank:
- Set aside a block of time just for this task.
- Make a list of topics that you would like to write about in the near future.
- Go photo hunting:
- look at your own photos that you might want to use; ask your photographer friends if you may use their photographs. In return they get some extra linklove from you.
- Compfight.com - a flickr search engine for images with royalty free creative commons licenses (get your own license here)
- Once you found photos download them, directly onto your laptop, desktop where you have created a general folder labeled accordingly. Then organize them into subfolders. Don't forget to also note your source and the photographer. If you are using WP you can upload them directly to your WP media library.
- When you write your blogposts simply pull a picture from your file(s) that you would like to use.
Do you do something like that already? Tell me about it.