Have you ever read a novel without illustrations, photos, or images before? I bet you have. In addition, did you enjoy it? I bet you did.
There are blogs without images all over the internet, so why not mine? This brief post will go through some reasons to blog without images.
I can agree that not all blog niches will do well without images. It is also true that “an image is worth a thousand words” but if that is the case, then use only images to make your point without text. Or use a mixture of both images and text at your own expense. Choose wisely though.
Do you realize that by looking at the ancient hieroglyphs that writing is an art that combines both illustrations and words to form sentences? Moreover, at a point in time, text and illustrations became separated apart. Then, we had text and illustrations or images.
Text becomes even further separated into alphabets and numbers. This is just a little off-the-head history lesson for you. I stand to be corrected. Let us go to the reasons I blog without images on Kolikoweb.com
Others have done it and it works for them
Some bloggers have done super awesome with their blogs without using images, photos, and illustrations. Someone like Leo Babauta of Zen Habits has done this, and it worked for him.
Ease of publishing posts
Just type your text and hit publish. So simple. You don’t need to go searching for suitable images online or taking photos to make your point. You don’t need to upload the images to your WordPress and insert them by searching the asset gallery folder for them. Not only that, but you don’t need to add any alt information to images.
Images can be out of date
Images can be out of date and may need to be re-inserted or replaced. If the image host has removed or changed the location of the image or there are copyright issues.
Updating becomes easy
Updating becomes easy because all you have to deal with is the text and links on the page. Just edit the text and hit the update button.
No copyright issues
Since you have no images, you don’t have to deal with any copyright infringement issues by taking someone’s image or someone else taking your image.
Images can be distracting to readers
Yes, that is right; images can be distracting to readers. Attention is expensive, so when someone gives you attention, why try to distract their attention and make it hard for them to read your text? This is blog-niche dependent, of course.
Limitations unleash creativity
When you have text-only to deal with, you will be able to unleash your creativity through text-only. Setting creative constraints and boundaries can allow your creativity to shine like a bright morning star. A small book by Ralph Burkhardt on Amazon titled “Limit Yourself: And Unleash Your Creativity” may shed more light on this point.
Web pages load fast
When you have text blog post with no images, the page loads fast even if your website is on a slow server. Google search robot also loves fast loading pages, and so do readers. Did you notice how fast this page loaded when you opened it?
You don’t need graphic design or image editing skills
With a text only blog post, you don’t need to know any graphic design or photo editing skills. Neither do you need to pay anyone to do that for you. All you need to know is basic Microsoft Word skills to type and post. This is dirt cheap.
Conclusion: Why do I blog without images?
Writing is fun and reading is fun. Writing has helped preserve the world’s history through religious texts, academic texts, and other texts. Writing precedes the internet and the camera. Writing will live on forever and ever in the hearts of men and women.
Writing is love!