“Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”
~ Walt Disney
A blog is about more than words. It’s about pictures. And capturing your life, even if it never ends up on in a blog post, is all the more rewarding with great pictures that tell your story.
Next week, I’m super thrilled to have a guest blogger who’s taking over Momcomm for the entire week! She’ll be bringing you a three-part series on the power of visual storytelling.
Back when my blog Adventuroo was nearly brand new, Amanda featured my design on her website’s blog. That’s when I discovered what a great site she had. Her site, Everyday Elements Online, offers online classes, tips and more for improving photos with Photoshop Elements.
I’m not exaggerating when I tell you it’s CHOCK FULL of good info. In fact, just watching her slideshow on the homepage, you can see how she can teach you how to take a photo straight out of the camera and take it from good to WOW.
I’ve met Amanda twice in person (thanks to Type A Parent Conference) and both times we’ve gotten into great conversations about using photos on blogs, among other things. She’s a true rock star when it comes to this stuff.
What You’ll See Next Week
Amanda will be sharing tips to effectively apply visual storytelling to your blog. Here are a few things she’ll cover:
- Fostering an emotional connection to your content
- Increasing reader engagement through images
- Learning what to leave out
- Getting the best picture possible
- And more great stuff!
Plus, you’ll get a discount if you decide to take any of her awesome online classes!
Stay tuned for all the visual storytelling excitement next week!
If you want a chance to put Amanda’s advice into action, I’ll be doing my third annual Week in My Life series over on my neglected personal blog Adventuroo. Week in My Life is a chance for you to capture and document a typical week in your life through pictures and words. It’s a pretty rigorous but very, very rewarding experience.