Blogging Tips And Infographic Love ? I Wonder What Dr. Phil Would Say About That
Considering the steady rise in popularity regarding infographics that exist today, you may as well call it love or something. People love reading visual content. Now if I'm asking myself the question as to whether I would rather read a book littered with words or look at something visual complimented with words, I'll take something visual. Visuals are going to keep me just as engaged as I'm sure they would if the same scenario were applied to someone else. I want something that is going to grab my attention, pull me in and basically compel me to read what's in front of me. That's my kind of content and that's why we are all, for the most part, guilty of being in love with infographics. Who knows.. Dr. Phil might even endorse the normality of such good feelings about visual content too.
A single search in Google for infographics yields over 60 million results. Sixty million pages covering the query "infographics".. now that's pretty amazing. What's even more interesting is that people in general want information, but even if the information isn't the creme de la creme, infographics still get a lions share of attention from people across the web.
From a blogging perspective, I don't understand why there aren't more people taking advantage of creating infographics.
Infographics And Blogging Tips
Nevertheless, with that said and beyond the love, lets get into some infographic blogging tips. Now if there's one thing that my blog is known for is the focus on sharing and talking about blog tips. Granted, I will never articulate that as a blogger that I feel I do this better than anyone else. I think one of the benefits of blogging is realizing that there is so much more to learn and there's always more that can be done to reach your readers, to interact with other bloggers and the understanding that learning never stops. Blogging to me is pretty insightful and rewarding even though there's a lot of work that goes into it, but regardless of the work, it remains worth the late nights and maintenance that is necessary.. Avoiding the failures that so many experience in the infancy of their blogs won't be a shared fate here as others have experienced in tempting blogging paths.
The informative details in this infographic really just speak to the fact that many enter blogging with unrealistic expectations or just simply enter it uninformed. When you consider that years ago, you could start a blog and without too much trouble within months, take a blog that may be full of information and a decent audience from little to no revenue into thousands of dollars per month are still stories that people embrace looking to replicate the very same thing. However, those golden days are gone. The search engines are wiser, the algorithms have become more complex and quite frankly it's going to take more work and patience than it used to in order to get to a place of worthy recognition and monetary dividends.
The bulk of money that is made in blogging is made by those that have positioned themselves remarkably well, presumably are doing it the best and are considered the authorities in the industry. That's pretty astounding actually, but it certainly doesn't mean that there isn't room for newcomers either. There are blogs that are consistently showing up out of nowhere and it's not happening by accident, but there's no doubt that there is a lot of work that goes into it as well. I have read over and over that blogging is not for the faint of heart. Statements like that tell me that blogging is serious business and that if you want to compete, you have to be ready to take your passion about writing and sharing information with others to a new level to be taken seriously. I learned very early on that being casual about this just isn't going to get the job done.
The question to ask yourself is are you ready to get your game face on, get in the trenches and do this ? I can't say for sure that I was truly ready for blogging per se, but what I can tell you is that I was prepared to put in the work.
I think it's fair to say that when someone asks you how serious you are about anything, it really is a pretty relative term. How serious one person is may be on a completely different level when you ask someone else, but what can be appreciated and loved about this infographic is that it gets right to the point. Laying out the questions that need to be asked that you may not have asked yourself yet. Typically if it's something that you want to do, you're not sitting around asking yourself how serious you are about it.
If we have a real conversation about this infographic, chronologically as it moves from where and how you should be spending your time, the facts are concise and the steps are given in short and broad strokes as to what should be done before moving onto the next step in the cycle. The design isn't overly busy and it's bright. It is informative and it provides talking points for discussion and feedback for those that view the infographic. From the start, in addressing the seriousness of the blogger, to the steps needed to take from concept, to action to revenue, the graphic provides substance and value to hopefully a targeted audience or reader.
Sure, this can be achieved to a "degree" without the assistance of an infographic, but embedding these kind of visuals into your content is without question, good constructive use of your time and benefits your audience too. This blog provides tips for bloggers in their blogging endeavors and in most instances that message is conveyed in text accompanied by primarily a number of visuals and occasionally other media. This is an effective strategy and still leads to social shares, conversation and reader feedback.
In spite of the fact that seemingly regardless of the format, the information still gets shared, what cannot be dismissed is that as stated earlier in the post, people do love infographics and for many (not all), the engagement changes and the interest in the content changes from one format to the other.
The high degree of interest behind infographics isn't soley about visual content, but the speed at which the information can be absorbed in the format that it is delivered is also very appealing. If there's one thing that there never seems to be enough of, it would have to be time. The one valuable resource that as an individual you cannot get back in the sea of information that we are all exposed to, it's no wonder why visual content, the aggregators and directories are so prevalent now.
Information is everywhere and knowledge often times is a critical measure between experiencing success and alternatively bismal disappointment. As a blogger, you find yourself in a position to be able to provide resources to readers that can have a direct impact that may lead to any number of outcomes for that individual. Take care to delivery information in the best format possible whether it is through words on a page, a message in video, annotating your photos or using infographics. Understand that as your audience grows, someone is always hanging on to your every word and while you may never know the impact you're making, someone's life is benefiting from the effort that you've invested into what you do.
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