Graphic Design

3 Simple Blog Graphics You Can Create (Even if You’re Not a Designer)

3 Simple Blog Graphics You Can Create (Even if You’re Not a Designer)

Let’s be honest.

Blogging is hard.

Once you learn how to start a blog, you’re forced to wear many hats – writer, editor, promoter, social media manager, even accountant.

And adding another hat – designer – is probably the last thing on your to-do list.

But the problem is, beautiful prose just isn’t enough these days.

Your work must look great, too. Because if it doesn’t, it’ll get ignored.

That’s worrying.

Because when you look at the content you’re competing with, the bar is getting higher and higher.

Even if you have enough natural ability to add graphic design to your skill set, do you have the time?

And what if you don’t have that innate talent?

Thankfully, you don’t have to be a creative genius or have tons of spare time to make sure your content meets the new visual standard.

You just need a free tool and a few simple tricks.
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Why a Fancy Logo is a Waste of Time and Money (and What You Need Instead)

Why a Fancy Logo is a Waste of Time and Money (and What You Need Instead)

Admit it.

You’re jealous.

You see the blogs of your online heroes and they all seem to have something you don’t.

It’s right there at the top of the site and it’s practically taunting you.

A fancy, artsy, graphical logo.

Tiny Buddha has one. KISSMetrics has one. SmartPassiveIncome has one.

And you want one too.

After all, it’s not much fun being a wallflower online.

Nobody wants to be boring. Unremarkable is practically a capital crime.

You want to stand out, be noticed. You want to show people you mean business.

And a fancy schmancy logo is the way to do it. Right?
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6 Stunning Visuals That Will Make Your Content Memorable, Sharable, and Beautiful

6 Stunning Visuals That Will Make Your Content Memorable, Sharable, and Beautiful

With so much content competing for attention on the Internet, do you ever wonder if you start a blog if your content stands a chance?

According to the journal Science, we have to process five times more information today than in 1986.

Our readers are overwhelmed. You probably are too.

So how can you make your next blog post stand out among the masses? Is the attempt even worth the effort?

You bet it is. And it’s easier than you think.

Visitors to your website read, on average, only 28% of what’s in front of them. So slowing them down long enough to take in your message is imperative.

And one way to slow them down, increase engagement – and boost comprehension – is to use visuals.

(Yes, I know you’re not an artist. Stick with me.)

The following are six types of gorgeous visuals that are easy to create and can double your blog’s traffic and engagement levels:
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