One of the things that makes for great blogging content is great images. The bigger, brighter, sharper images are always pleasing to the eye and hopefully that means your readers will stick around a little longer. The same applies to graphics on your blog.
Canva and why you should too.
1. The basic version is free
I used to pay on another site to create my post graphics. While it worked pretty well for some things, I always felt limited by it. With Canva there is so much to work with on the basic version. I have all the things I had with my paid version - but at no cost - with a lot more options.
2. Saving your work
One of my biggest gripes with the old service I was using was that I could not save my work. One time I made my Media Kit on it and that was a huge mistake. I had to recreate the whole thing anytime I wanted to update it which was a pain in the butt. Especially since they were usually very minor tweaks to show improved numbers.
3. Stock Photos
If you haven't read this one bloggers nightmare story you're in for a scare. When using images on your blog it is important to never - and I mean NEVER - use a random image from Google. Photographers are paid money to produce these images and own copyrights to them. If you can't use your own image then you should always pay for a stock image. With Canva they make that super easy. You can literally search thousands of stock images and when you go to save your graphic you pay for those components. Stock images are $1 a piece.
4. Photo Sizing
Sometimes you want to create images that have a neat juxtaposition. Two photos side by side or in a collage. Canva is super user friendly and makes editing, sizing and places images a breeze.
Sometimes you just don't know where to start with what would make a good graphic. Canva gives a ton of examples on the left (some free, some paid) that you can brainstorm ideas with. This has definitely upped my level of creating graphics people are more likely to click on.
I can only imagine how much more Canva has to offer in it's upgraded version, plus tons of stuff I probably don't even know the basic version can do!
Are you pro Canva? What's your favorite feature?
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