Why Use Pictures in Your Articles
One picture is worth a thousand words. More so on the net! Your picture can make or break your article.
Each net-writer writer is trying to attract and captivate a readership that has potentially tens of thousands of identical write-ups craving for their attention. If you are not convinced, then open a search engine and type words related to any topic on which you have written an article, or on which you wish to write. Just examine how many links come up. It is among them that your article has to stand up and invite the potential reader to read your work.
Why Use Pictures: A number of things are involved in making an article stand out on the net. A brief and catchy title which can at the same time satisfy the requirements of SEO is important, and so is a crisp and attractive text. However, what will catch their eye are pictures. Let us put it this way: given multiple books on the same subject, what do people pick up most often, a book without pictures or a highly illustrated book on the same subject. The answer is obvious.
What is more, an illustration makes it easy to understand the subject, particularly if it discusses something that the readers have not seen. For example, suppose I write an article about Tanpura an essential accompaniment in all classical Indian music. Suppose I describe it as a stringed instrument that is similar to violin or guitar, and if I say that the base is spherical would you be able to conceive what you see in the picture on the left? Probably not!
There are thousands of musical instruments native to India that are so different from what most of us have seen that no amount of verbal description can ever depict them accurately. If that is the situation with the musical instruments of just one country, what about musical instruments of all the world?
I am a coin enthusiast and I plan to write a number of factual articles on Indian Coins. They estimate that there are more than 300,00 varieties of ancient Indian coins made of gold, silver, bronze, potin, iron, copper, billon, lead, tin, and a number of alloys. Inscriptions in over a dozen languages are used. Numerous objects, animals, and human figures are stamped. Look at the gold coin on the right side. Can any amount of description ever give you what you get by looking at this picture of the square gold coin? Obviously, three is no substitute for using pictures in your articles.
The range of subjects on which factual articles can be written is endless. The purpose is to inform and educate people, and that also within the confines of a limited number of words for today practically nobody has the time to read articles that are 4000 words long! Thus to make your subject as understandable and accurate as possible, you must use pictures.
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