Going a bit off the subject of hydrangeas for a minute, I want to do a post about writing.
If you blog, but don’t take the time to add a picture to your post, you will most likely lose the reader right off the bat. The photo is what grabs the reader and makes them want to find out more. I will admit that I am not the best photographer in the world, but I love to take photos. And some of them have made their way into my blog posts. In fact, I used to exclusively use my own photos and then WordPress added the Zemanta thingy which I have found to be awesome. I love WP and still have 2 blogs at blogspot, but they make me mad. I still have trouble figuring out what’s what over there.
If you don’t take great photos and want to add pictures to your blog, make sure you have Zemanta at WordPress. If your blog is not with WP, then I suggest you get over here!
Zemanta offers a gallery of pictures that correspond with the topic on your blog. You can choose between many options and decide which one will work best to grab your reader.
Also you can choose links to add to the bottom of your post which relate to the subject. It’s so simple – just click on a couple that look good and they are added to the bottom of your post.
Check out the image I’ve added here of Zemanta, using Zemanta as an example.
With WordPress there is no excuse for not using a picture to grab your readers, unless you write about something very unique. The only time I have trouble finding an image to add, on any of my 5 blogs, is on my seashell blog since most people don’t know the names of the shells they take pictures of, so I can’t find specific seashells.