How To Wrap Text Around an Image

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(This is a repost of a blog I wrote back in 2014. But it still makes good sense)

Are You Doing It Wrong?

Have you ever wondered how some ActiveRain writers get their blog posts to look so presentable? If you think about your blog as an extension of your business, then it makes A LOT of sense to make sure that your blog looks professional.

(This is a repost of a blog I wrote back in 2014. But it still makes good sense)

I cringe whenever I come across a blog post and it seems like the person who hit 'publish' didn't spend too much time thinking about the presentation of their blog post. Once you've been doing this for a while, and you realize that people who don't otherwise know you may connect with you, for the first time, through your blog, it makes you think about what their first impression of you will be.

I hate to be harsh, but some posts that I see just don't look professional (they look whatever the exact opposite of professional is). We only have a brief amount of time to capture the attention of our reader when they find our post. The very first thing they will notice is how it looks. Does it look professional. Is the post visually appealing.

In this tutorial video, I show you how to insert an image, and then wrap the text around that image for a clean, professional, presentable look for your blog post. See what I did with the image in this post? You want to be able to do that, don't you?

Spend the 5 minutes to watch the video below and your blog posts will thank you later!


How to Insert a Photo and Wrap The Text Around the Photo

 

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Rainmaker
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Will Nesbitt
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Insightful Active Rain awareness, Bob Stewart ( 408-638-1834).

Oct 30, 2015 06:09 AM #48
Rainmaker
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Julie A. Black
KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist - Kapaa, HI
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Thanks I didn't know previously how to ad the white space. Useful video. Now I can adjust my blogs.

Oct 30, 2015 10:12 AM #49
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Bob Stewart until technology chages drastically, some principals remain true - and this post is a great example of that.

Now on the other front - many newbies blog here without much training (and agreed, some of them do not have inclination to learn either). Fortunately, there are resources available and they can learn from ActiveRain University or posts like this. If they want to grow, they will learn. What we need to do is continue featuring such posts - and one day, hope they will get it.

I am sure this post will bring change in some of the posts if not all.

Oct 30, 2015 02:29 PM #50
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Thank you for the tutorial. That was very helpful! I hope to see more videos that help improve my blog posts. I just love learning in the RAIN!

Thank you Bob Stewart and Happy Halloween!!!

 

Oct 30, 2015 04:23 PM #51
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Cassandra Vickers
RE/MAX Pioneers - Cypress, TX

Good morning Bob, thanks for sharing this tip! I will definitely start wrapping my words around the picture in my future blog post.

Oct 31, 2015 08:43 PM #52
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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I forgot about this already and had to watch it again. Thanks for repurposing an old one.

Nov 02, 2015 11:31 AM #53
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I always use these feature, but I noticed not members know how to do it right. Great tutorial!

Nov 02, 2015 03:05 PM #54
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Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

I loved your read today, hope this becomes a beautiful & successful week.

Nov 04, 2015 10:18 AM #55
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Testing 

Nov 06, 2015 01:57 AM #56
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Gail Gladstone
Gladstone Group & Long Island Business Brokerage - Huntington, NY
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I can't wait to try it out!

Nov 06, 2015 07:10 AM #57
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
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I never thought about doing this. But I am going to be doing this from now on. Thanks for sharing Bob.

 

Nov 09, 2015 07:11 AM #58
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Bob - I think this is a great post to share again, especially with all the recent ownership changes, and potentially new AR members. This is something that can really make a difference in the look and feel of a blog post. 

Nov 12, 2015 11:13 AM #59
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Larry Johnston
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Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Bob Stewart , You have great direction, which gives the members of Active Rain confidence in communicating with the public. It is great to have you back, as I have seen quite a few newbies commenting and following.  With your direction, they will do well in their business.

Nov 23, 2015 09:45 AM #60
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Bob Stewart This has been troubling me for a long time, so Thank You for addressing the problem and cure.

Dec 04, 2015 08:47 PM #61
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John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
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Thanks for your post, Bob Stewart. It has been my practice to work on  image alignment by going to the html view and working on it there. I did not know the alignment icons would work on the images.

Also, I have not been using the justified text.  That really makes a great improvement in the layout. 

Jan 03, 2016 02:30 AM #62
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Michele Engleman, SRES
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - San Diego, CA
San Diego Real Estate Expert

Thanks for the tutorial, Bob Stewart. I can now create professional looking blogs which is something I've been wanting to do for a long time.

Jan 04, 2016 05:36 AM #63
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Leesburg, VA
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Thanks! I had no idea how to do this!

Jan 11, 2016 10:01 PM #64
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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I was just thinking about this. Thank you for posting it and humoring my curiosity. Good luck!

Mar 02, 2016 02:20 PM #65
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It looks like some of the folks are appreciative like I am! That's always a great thing to help people and connect with people across multiple places!

Mar 02, 2016 02:20 PM #66
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The video does not seem to play on either this post or the original.

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