DAY 8 Lessons: Inserting Pictures & Videos in Your Post

Hello again it’s Day 8 for our free blogging lessons! Only 2 more lessons left for this year!

Today’s lesson is about inserting pictures/images and videos in your post. Let me share some reasons why you need them in your posts.

We all know that text content is the real essence of a blog, readers go to your blog to read articles. But just like a book, your post looks more beautiful (and not boring) when there are pictures in it. 

Also, when your blog post is a little short of text content, adding a picture (or video) can help lengthen it.

Though there are times when bloggers really needed to add images and/or videos in their posts - like when they are explaining or describing something complicated, adding a picture or a video can help them a lot. (Like what I'm doing ^_^)

And surprisingly pictures and videos also help in bringing traffic to your blogs. How? Thru image search engines and YouTube.  So it's important to name your picture and video files properly.  


If you're picture's file name is "pict_0023.jpgchange it to "manilazoo.jpg" and if your video's file name is "vid_3455.mpeg" change it to "dancingcat.mpeg".  

How to insert a picture or image in your post:
Click on the "insert image" icon, a pop-up box will appear prompting you to choose where your picture file will be coming from (mostly we just upload from our personal computers):

If you selected "Upload", a file upload box will appear and from there you can browse your computer which file to upload, after clicking on your choice, click "Open". 

After clicking the "Open" button, your image will be automatically uploaded and then all you have to do is click on the "Add Selected" button to insert the
image in your post.

How to insert a video in your post:

Same as inserting an image except here you only have 3 options for your video file source: Upload from your computer, from YouTube, and from your YouTube account videos.


And if your editing icons are also not visible like mine, the "insert image" and "insert a video" command is just beside the "link" (right side):

For other missing icons, just place your cursor on a particular area and a text will appear to tell you what command is in that area.

Okay, that's it for Day 8!

I’ll be with you again tomorrow!

God Bless!

Piaps ^_^

Next lesson >> Useful Blogging Tools and Resources


“Dear Lord, Guide me in my daily tasks.  May I learn something new every day and make use of what I’ve learned to improve myself. Keep me inspired and help me to stay focus so I may finish what I have planned to accomplish.


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