V in my A-Z of Blogging for the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge stands for Views and Visuals.
Views. Views are all part of Stats (which I wrote about in this post) and tell you how many times a post or blog has been seen. These figures can be used to gauge what the audience you are writing for find the most interesting in terms of topics you write about.
Visuals. Visuals are any items inserted into a post to make the post more interesting and mainly cover the form of photos, graphics or infographics. Using visuals not only breaks up a text, illustrates what you are explaining but can also entice the reader to click on your post to read it if the image catches their eye. Visuals can also be used on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to promote the post you have written by uploading the image with a short sentence about the post along with a link or directions to a link (such as Instagram, a useful term here would be Check my bio for the link).
What are your thoughts on Views and Visuals? Let me know in the comments!