I’m going to move like a mad woman now.
You know, if I had my way, I would just put up a post without a picture. But absolutely everything I read says people want pictures. People are more likely to check out your page if you include a picture.
It makes sense. I agree. I mean, it’s like like I’m J.D. Salinger over here. Words alone will not suffice.
But I can’t help but fight against it because it just takes so darn long to find one. At least, it used to. I’ve been spending all this time crawling the web for images that are easily credited, community property, and somehow relevant to my posts. Even if I have an awesome writing day and it takes me 20 minutes to whip up a post, I usually double the amount of time just in the search for appropriate images. You know, because you people want pictures and things and I try to sometimes care about your needs.
That’s right: I do it for you.
But my problems are finally coming to an end. So don’t worry – you don’t need to feel like I’m the one putting all the work into our relationship anymore.
Yesterday I decided to wander back to a comment I left on a WordPress postaday2011 blog post about how the most time-consuming part of blog writing is the picture finding part. It seems I left this comment and never really intended to wander back…because I never even thought about it until yesterday when I found myself in the same dilemma. As it turns out, people had lots of awesome suggestions. There’s a whole slew of image search engines out there with an option to only search for baggage-free images.
Well I’ll be.
So get ready folks, because I’m super equipped now. I’ve got all the tools I need. No longer will I write posts about Puppy Amusement Parks and spend half an hour just looking for a picture of a bunch of dogs leaping through the air. No longer will I write about pole-dancing and spend my time weeding through dirty, gross pictures just to find something to help ya’ll with your need for visual stimulation.
You know, if I was really a people-pleaser, I would write some scandalous title and put pictures of hot chicks on every post too. Because lemme tell ya – those posts are totally hits. You all like boobs. And dirty words.
I’m just stating facts, people. ♣P90X Update: Mmmmmm delicious rest day.