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Blogging with Graphics and Digital Artwork

To write an enticing blog piece you need to start with a concept and possibly a final conclusion. Writers should usually have a focus on the direction that a particular article should follow. By using colorful vocabulary and laying out your arguments in a concise manner, it will provide the groundwork for a very well-written post.

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But consider the addition of graphics in articles where you need to break up the page. How do these affect the flow of reading? I have always enjoyed when articles break with imagery because the interface is often so cluttered. A small photograph or complimentary graphic helps add some white space in-between large blocks of text.
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15 Resources to Find Amazing Pictures for Your Blog

If content is king, then photos are queens. Don’t leave your blog looking empty by not including relevant photos in your blog posts. Photos add depth to your blog, and provide a visual stimulus to keep reading – especially if you pepper your post with a variety of photos when it makes sense. However, finding these photos is sometimes pretty difficult. Fortunately, there are some good options still available to just about anyone.

1) iStockphoto – This website will sell you stock photography, illustrations, video, audio, and even flash. You don’t have to stick with just photos, but if you need them, this place has them. All photos are royalty-free, and are what you would expect from a stock photo website. Yes, there are cheesy pictures of guys and gals that look way too happy to be in photos. However, there are also some very good candid shots that look natural and inviting. Read More

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Blogging Pitfalls: Using Google as a Stock Photo Site

Everyone knows that images help make a good blog post great. Not only do they provide a much-needed visual element to break up the gray text, but they help your content stand out in RSS readers.

Unfortunately though, not everyone has the photography or art expertise to make an image for every post and, even those who do often lack the time or consistently apply it.

So bloggers routinely turn to other sources for their image. Some use screenshots or logos under fair use, others find press photos by the organizations they talk about and still others find licensed works from other aritists.

However, some make the mistake of finding their photos wherever they can and it is a mistake that has cost many bloggers dearly, both literally and figuratively. Read More

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