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Thanks - I look on Flickr, but didn't know about big stock. Are most of them creative commons pics? I think that's my biggest concern - using pics that are licensed in some way.

Denise Wakeman

Missy, BigStock is a site to buy royalty free photos. I use it when I can't find something appropriate on Flickr and for presentation graphics.

Kathy Wmyn

Yes I totally agree with pics---I also find videos of the product you are trying to sell a great feature as well---people more likely to watch a video first, then read the text.

Kathy Dowsett


Hi Denise. I have a contrary strategy.

I deliberately don't use images, at all. This is an experiment in trying to focus all the reader's attention on the content of the blog post.

You can see it in action over at:


So far it seems to be 'working'. As you can see, a high volume of 'likes' and a readership of over 5,000 a month for a blog just 7 weeks old.

Of course, I don't know what it may have been if I had included images. Time will tell.


Kel w/ UPrinting Coupons

I agree with you. Blog posts that have pictures are more appealing than those who don't have. Because as a reader, it's pretty boring to read something and not even get something visual to make things a lot more thought-provoking. Of course, you've got to find a picture that suits your topic and something that's appealing to your readers, something that's fresh.

Extreme John

A picture paints a thousand words. So true. From these thousand words, you pick up a few for you content and everything else is like a treasure box full of precious contents and information that attracts lots of readers.


Your post sounds great.As you told,it is always prudent to use images than words.This is because images can enrich our ideas in a more better way.


Florida Business Brokers

I agree that pictures and graphics make a blog so much more interesting to read. When I thought about this I imagined picking up a magazine that had no color or pictures. Now how boring is that! I am sure those wouldn't be the ones jumping into the grocery carts at the check at counter would they?


Personally for me it is better to apprehend information in graphical form, so I absolutely agree with the tip of visualization! It helps to perceive all the needed data and concentrate on the details.

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