Social Media Images
If creating social media images for your blog post
feels like a yucky tedious task
on your burgeoning task list,
try this simple hack by Dustin Stout of Dustn.Tv and feel the joy of accomplishment.
Images are necessary for blog promotion so Dustin saves time by batching image creation. He suggests a minimum of a feature image and a Pinterest image.
This weekend I’m guiding a group of smart business bloggers, coaches, and a few virtual assistants through a content transformation intensive. We’ll be transforming done-for-you content into a month of content.
Image Helpers Suggested by Dustin
Featured image – blog image
Title image – blog post with blog title
Quote image – image with a quote from the blog post
Gif – Dustin says every post needs a gif
Pinterest image – your primary optimized image
Pinterest Alt – alternative image
Pinterest Quote – visual for the quote
Utility image – square version
Here’s a glimpse into how we’re using Image Helpers…
How to Make Quick Image Quotes
Pablo by Buffer is an easy app to make image quotes. Simply highlight the text in your blog post, click the Pablo extension in your browser toolbar, and create your image.
You can easily hand this task over to your virtual assistant or graphic designer. For those who enjoy doing it themselves, here’s a list of tools to save time.
Tools of the Trade
Canva – easy to use templates
PicMonkey – diy image editing
Buffer Blog – ideal social image sizes
Pixabay – free to use images
Pablo by Buffer App – a simple image app
Giphy – a collection of Gifs and a diy option
Do you have a favorite image creation tool? Share in the comments below or Tweet me your suggestions.