Lights, Camera, Action

Welcome back!  Blogging can be an exciting way to share knowledge and personal thoughts. Page viewers who are reading blogs are looking for something eye catching in addition to quality writing. Head-turning graphics, modern text fonts, bright photographs, and catchy videos are a few ways to draw page viewers into your blog.  A quality layout and easy navigation are two more ways to grab the attention of blog readers. Gorgeous photos can add a lot of appeal to viewers looking for new blogs to follow.

Blogs like bakerella.com, freshome.com, pioneerwoman.com, and designmom.com are known for their eye-catching photos. The audiences of these blogs continue to come back each week to view the breathtaking photography.  These writers found that their audiences craved photographs while reading blog posts.  Photographs can enhance the reader’s experience.

The following articles are blog posts that either feature head-turning graphics or explain how to create exciting graphics on your blog:

http://www.elleandcompanydesign.com/blog/eye-catching-graphics

http://www.elleandcompanydesign.com/blog/2014/12/7/3-reasons-why-well-designed-eye-catching-blog-images-matter

http://www.stevescottsite.com/graphics-for-blogs

http://kimgarst.com/6-free-tools-to-create-amazing-eye-catching-graphics

The above blog posts are excellent examples of the importance of graphics in blog posts and on blog websites.

Interesting fonts are also an important part of catching the eye of a reader.  Several websites such as;

http://www.1001freefonts.com/

http://www.dafont.com/

http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design-tips/best-free-fonts-for-designers-1233380

http://helplogger.blogspot.com/2014/09/upload-and-use-custom-fonts-in-blogger.html

provide free fonts or explain to other bloggers how to properly utilize fonts on their blogs.  These are just a few of the many resources available on the web to help new bloggers create a blog that will blow readers out of the water, and keep them coming back to read more.

Videos or vlogs are another way to add pizzazz to your blog page. Videos can add to the reader’s experience just as much as photographs, graphics, and fonts. Some page viewers prefer blog posts that provide videos embedded within the text as an enhancement of the writing.  Other readers prefer to not have to worry about watching a video in addition to reading the text.  As in most things, videos on blogs is a reader preference.  Some readers enjoy having the added attention drawing video while other readers prefer to simply read your thoughts.

Good luck bloggers!

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