Once you’ve decided on the perfect base image you encounter the fun task of finding ways to enhance your image and increase its “clickability” as I like to call it. Sometimes a picture is fine by itself to promote the blog post. This is especially true if the blog post is a fashion post or a recipe, where the picture speaks for itself. In most cases though it helps to add some text to the picture so that if a person is scrolling through Pinterest they’ll understand the premise of the blog post just from looking at the picture. I use PicMonkey to add both overlays and text to my pictures. I almost always add some sort of faded overlay to the picture before adding text, to make sure the text stands out. I typically spend a large amount of time messing with fonts, tilting the text, etc. to get my images just how I want them.
I also sometimes create printables or like to create quote pictures to insert into my blog posts. These typically aren’t the main image I use to promote the blog post, but ones I’ll also share on Pinterest. For example, here is a song quote that has been on my mind a lot lately. I thought since this quote talks about blue skies and clouds I should find an appropriate picture to go with it, and found the perfect one on GraphicStock.