Oooh aaah pretty pictures!
Do you remember reading pop-up books as a child…well at least if you were a child in the 60s. Do they even make pop-up books anymore? I know they can’t make an eReader or Kindle pop up!
Any who, I loved reading those pop up books and as a matter of fact I loved reading any books with pretty pictures. Our brains are stimulated more so by images and colors, “showing people meaningful, content-based visuals, as opposed to text, lessens their cognitive exertion and improves overall experience” in other words, we like the pretty pictures!
Using images will definitely increase traffic to your blog, they will keep the attention of your readers longer and if they are pretty pictures, most likely they will be shared across other Social Media platforms especially on Pinterest boards. These shared images can also link viewers back to your blog so they can read and see more.
If you are not a great photographer or don’t have fancy camera skills, here are 5 great sites that I have personally used to get beautiful, free and legal photos to use on your blog.