A friend and colleague of mine, Pat Coyle, passed a compliment on to me about my blog. He said one of the things that he notices is that I always take the time to put work on the images as well as the content. It’s actually true – something I do with each entry. Here’s my quick and easy technique:
- If I don’t have an image or video for the topic, I look for a piece of representative clip-art on Microsoft’s Clipart lugar. Naghanap ako gamit ang Firefox upang madali kong mai-save ang isang gif ng imahe sa aking desktop upang madaling mai-upload. Ang paggamit ng IE ay napupunta ka sa programa ng crappy Clip art sa Office ... kapaki-pakinabang lamang kung talagang nais mong i-edit o muling sukatin ang imahe.
- If I do have an image, I usually bring it into Illustrator and try to size it to fit in the space I have. I don’t like images that are too small and take up vertical space… I’ll usually use align=left or align=right to put them on either side of the entry so it doesn’t get in the way of reading the entry, but it still adds some color to it.
Here’s the other reason why I add clip art: RSS. When folks are subscribed to my feed, I want to differentiate myself from the mundane list of text feeds that they get every day. I find myself scanning headlines and content… but I often take not of pictures that I see in the feed.
Here’s a sample… which one grabs your attention?
Nang walang mga imahe:
Gamit ang mga imahe:
Pag-iba-ibahin ang iyong feed! Gumamit ng mga imahe! Hindi ko matukoy kung hahantong ito sa hindi sa pagdaragdag ng mambabasa o pagpapanatili ... ngunit ang katotohanang napansin ni Pat ay pinaparamdam sa akin na parang maaari.