If you are a blogger like me, you must know the importance of capturing the attention of your reader’s eye. An attractive visual is a sure way to pull someone in and make your blog look intriguing. I personally, love photos and graphics full of colors just as much as I like everything else around me with color. Original photos captured by you is a good way to show off your photography skills and earn bragging rights, but there are other ways you can create cool visual aids as well.
- They are eye-catching
- A visual form of story-telling
- A fun way of sharing information
- You can use catchy color schemes and designs
Infographics are easy to create and read! There are different web sites that you can use to help you with your first infographic. Best thing is, they’re free!
Of course, each site has something different for everyone but you just have to find the best one for you. My favorite infographic web site is Canva. Some of their templates cost one dollar, but they have a wide variety of free templates and they give you the options create presentations, blog and social media graphics, Facebook covers, and a lot more. I have also used Picmonkey, but only for editing photos.
When you get ready to create your first graphic don’t be afraid to use colors, shapes, different fonts, and backgrounds. Make it look interesting. Remember, the goal is to attract the eyes of the reader. Also, remember to get your point across. It does not have to be wordy for you to get the information out. Clean, simple and to the point is the best way to share your information.
There are plenty of examples look at on Pinterest if you still have no idea what an infographic looks like or how you would create one. Depending on the information you want to share, your graphic could look a number of ways.
- Comparison (works well with a lot of information)
- Useful Bait (works well with a lot of data)
- Heavy Data (works well with marketing strategy projects)
- Road Map (storyline/journey)
- Timeline (good for storyline or journey too)
- Visualized Article (works well with heavy content)
- Quote (a simple quote with visual)
Have fun with it, be creative and always keep your brand in mind!