Today Katrina of Pugly Pixel is going to share six content style tips for bloggers: In 10 Blog Layout Tips, we shared ten ideas you can use to optimize your blog's overall layout. In this article, we're going to share six tips for presenting the images in your blog posts. Although our point of reference will be smaller (a single post versus the entire blog page), many of the concepts in 10 Blog Layout Tips can be applied to your blog posts. Considering that a blog post occupies at least half of the screen, each post deserves the same meticulous care that you give to your overall blog design. Vertical alignment, white space, and typography are still considerations when designing and arranging your post layouts. After all, it's your posts that are key in getting your message across to your readers.
1. A MEMORABLE & ENGAGING COVER IMAGE First impressions matter. When I come to a blog and the first thing I see is a Wow! picture, I immediately want to read more. Your first image should be your very best image, and it deserves extra care with cropping, contrast, and color. The image above is just that kind of striking image --- Elsie's stripes contrast with the colorful background, and both Elsie and Jeremy are making great eye contact. It's the kind of picture that draws you in to read more.