August 9, 2008

Image or no image?

I was comforted by Michael Surtee’s piece Images for Blog Posts at his DesignNotes blog. Being new to blogging, I feel compelled to accent each post with an image, even if it’s simply ambient. This stems from my background in graphic design—and my admiration for ambient imagery. Although blog posts can be treated as magazine spreads, unless I create the image or it has a direct relationship to the content (like this previous post), I’ve been creating the majority of posts so far as strictly paragraphs. As Michael advises, “If anything, I would encourage people to shoot their own images if they can, which in turn will make their blog more about their own POV as opposed to a coming off as a PR memo.”