I remember the first ever blog I started. There was no Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or any other kind of visual social media.
You started a blog and began writing. End of.
People liked what you wrote or they didn’t.
Then the world got complicated!
Pictures. I friggin hate pictures.
Okay, so that’s not quite true. I love taking pictures. I love travel photography. But I truly hate pictures on blogs, because 99% of the time they’re a load of b*****ks.
But you can’t get away from it these days. If you publish a blog post without a picture on, then it just looks rubbish when you share it on social media. There’s no two ways about it, we need to have pictures on our blog posts.
I went through a phase of creating images for every blog post, and it was truly hell. Until I realised what a complete waste of time it was.
After all, I’m not trying to create viral images for traffic. I just want something that looks nice when the post is published across social media.
So… here’s what I do…
I use the website www.123rf.com, which is the cheapest stock image site I’ve ever found.
I type in a keyword that relates to my post.
I choose one of the images in the first row and use it.
Quick, simple and effective.
Heck, I’ve even had people say how much they like the images I put on posts. WTF?!
Anyhoo, there you have it. The cheapest, quickest way to get images for your blog posts so they look good on social media.
What do you think?