Online writing is getting shifted from texts-oriented to graphics-oriented. Because people nowadays don’t have much time to read long paragraphs containing less information.
We want to use less of our time to get more information. This is applicable to almost all the people now.
I have tried an experiment. I have uploaded a good picture in Facebook without any explanatory texts. On the same day I have written a status (meaning texts) explaining about that image.
My Facebook account wasn’t opened for one week. After seven days, I logged in to see the results of the experiment.
Out of this experiment, I was made to understand that people on majority like graphics-oriented contents over texts-oriented contents.
Bloggers need to keep this point pinned.
Blogging shouldn’t be always texts-oriented posts. It should be disseminating information using other visual tools like graphs, charts,videos, Podcasts, audios and info-graphics.
But new bloggers like you and me cannot afford to use tools like Podcasts, videos and audios. So we have to resort to other remaining tools.
The blogging pattern of many pro bloggers, you must have realized they use less of texts and more of images, graphs, charts and info-graphics more. In some cases, fair combination.
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This is in accordance with my experiment result. No wonder their blogs receive good number of likes, shares, comments and reads.
If you are also one of such bloggers who write paragraph after paragraph to convey a message with minimal number of images, you need to change it now.
You already know the reasons.
Use more of other visual tools in blogging. Keep texts as low as possible. But how we can do it in blogging?
Do we have tools?
Can we use them?
Are they for free?
Yes, there are many free third party tools that can be used to beautiful build charts, graphs and info-graphics for blogging.
Some free visual contents developers:
In past few years, I have been using Canva. I didn’t know other better alternatives for it. I have used it for designing:
- Social Media Mimis
- Presentation Banners
- Facebook Cover Photos
- Booklet Cover Page
But it was only until I didn’t come across yet another online visual content creating platform Visme. Canva and Visme, both are in same line of business-online designers. And also products and services they provide are also similar.
Similarities between Visme and Canva:
- Visme and Canva, both design Infographics, resumes, presentations, banners etc.
- Visme and Canva, both are DIY designing platforms.
- Visme and Canva, both has free package as well as paid package.
- Visme and Canva, both has free images, icons and templates.
I am a blogger as well as online marketer. This means I will be using almost the features Canva has starting from banners, graphs, postcards, cover photos to infographics.
However, when I came across Visme and given my position of being a new blogger who is low in budget, I realized Visme is for me. Today I am using Visme more than Canva in my day to day preparation of visual data or contents for my blog and online marketing.
Some reasons for why I USE Visme more than Canva:
- Canva has good number of icons and images. Some are free but some are premium. Good ones are premium and I cannot use them – I don’t have budget. In Visme all are free.
- Canva doesn’t have features of creating interactive and animated infographics unlike in Visme.
- Visual contents created in Canva are mostly static. They can be used less in websites and in other online platforms.
- Canva doesn’t have features of inserting graphs or charts unlike in Visme. Blogger need these tools.
- Canva has less number of Infographic templates compare to that of Visme.
- Canva doesn’t provide better scope to upgrade account to premium. Price starts from USD 12.95/month. In Visme, it’s USD 7.00/month.
Canva is also good platform in its own ways. It also offers free tools and services as much as Visme offers. Only thing is its features don’t align my situations of being a new blogger who needs many good things for free.
However, Visme isn’t 100% perfect. It also has its drawbacks and limitations. It may not be suitable for bloggers who can pay for many and want static predetermined designs.
If you are a blogger or online marketer who needs a professional online visual contents creating platform at cheaper price, I would recommend Visme.