Photo galleries aren’t often seen in many blogs, particularly in blogs that often post and publish how-to articles, tips and techniques regarding certain topics. They aren’t particularly popular, for example, in blogs about blogging. However, every successful blog makes good use of images in their posts as a way to help foster readers’ memories, as well as create lasting impressions of their post or article.
The benefits of putting up a gallery of images on your blog, then, are dependent on the manner in which you will use the gallery. For example, if your website deals mostly with fashion or photography, having your own gallery makes perfect sense. When it comes to fiction or non-fiction blogs, however, the use of a gallery seems trickier. That doesn’t mean, though, that there aren’t ways to put galleries to your advantage.
Here are some simple suggestions of ways to make galleries work for you and your blog, inevitably connecting you with your readers and followers.
1. Resource Page Gallery
Resource pages often contain links to all the articles, blog posts, books, software, and other similar materials that have helped you as a blog see success. Listing a number of links on a page, however, isn’t very appealing to the eyes, and manually inserting images and wrapping text around them seems like a time-consuming task. Hence, why not simply use one of the many available WordPress plugins that enable you to place a gallery within your page that support captions and descriptions?
2. Product Gallery
As mentioned earlier, fashion blogs and photography blogs are great places to incorporate a gallery. For photography blogs, these galleries often end up being an online portfolio that you get to show potential online clients and prospects. For fashion blogs, they’re a way of marketing your garments in a myriad of creative ways. Post photographs of models, for example, that fit your clothes against different backdrops. The addition of a setting and context will only entice your visitors into buying your clothes even more.
For fiction blogs and online publications, a good way to use a gallery is as a marketing tool. Hire an artist to help create a sketchbook of the characters and places in your book, for example. This further triggers the imagination of your readers, as they get a grand interpretation of what your world might look like.
4. Turn Them Into Blog Posts
For non-fiction blogs, one great way to make effective use of a gallery is to simply use it as a means of establishing a more personal connection with your readers. You can do this, for example, by publishing a post that is showcases a series of photographs or artworks that have inspired your writing. One great way to turn a gallery into a post, though, is to create a collage of images with accompanying textâ€”sort of like a slideshow with inspirational messages or a list of good tips or advice.
In the end, you only have to let your creativity soar when it comes to finding ways to create unique and innovative blog posts.