Reading takes more time than processing imagery. Photographs beat “clip art.” Including even a small thumbnail image of something you’re writing about can help the reader. Images draw us in, and images help us see what you’re discussing.
Images also help with scanning (tip #2). The visual image can immediately alert the reader whether or not the content of your post is something of interest to them.
In fact, I support the use of “image icons” which are images you’d use over and over again, from your Media Library in WordPress. These small images (100-300 pixels in size) could be used to denote posts that deal with:
- special announcements,
- interesting facts,
- and more!
Images can make your blog posts… delicious!