This is an important distinction. Let’s take it apart. First:
You can add pictures, video clips and gifs (dancing images).
It’s an enriched form of communication, far far grander than the last century’s two dimensional experience of words on paper. So use graphics, take pictures, learn how to share You Tube clips. It all adds to your blog post and your reader’s understanding of your material.
Gone are the days when writers needed to laboriously explain every reference they made, now they simply link topics to a source of information on the Internet that explains it in detail. It’s easier writing, and it’s wonderful for the reader, because they are directing to vast amounts of information.
It’s a Digital Entity not an Essay
Many of us, when we start blogging think in terms of words, paragraphs…essays. But a blog is a digital entity and it comes alive when you use all of its attributes. So the next time you write a post think: 1) what graphic can I add to enhance it and 2) what sources can I link it to, to give it more depth.
I hope this is helpful.
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