Friday, April 5, 2019

Embed an Image #AtoZChallenge #BlogTip

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter E

We're celebrating our Tenth Anniversary here at the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

#AtoZchallenge. The blog hop that made an online community by asking bloggers to spend the month of April using the English alphabet as inspiration for their posts. We're glad you stopped by today.

Embed an Image

I was chatting with Karis, my Operation Awesome teammate, about images in blog posts.

Embed an Image #AtoZChallenge #BlogTip

Blog posts with images in them have higher share rates.

But what will the caption be once someone shares just the image? What will show up for users with a web-browser that disables images? What good are the images if someone is blind or visually impaired?

The solution is a simple one. Add the "alt text" code. Either by clicking the image or by editing the HTML code.

Embed an Image #AtoZChallenge #BlogTip Wordpress Blogger HTML

Do you share interesting images you find on blog posts?

That's the link to the Master List. You can find, and hop to, all the blogs officially participating on that sheet.

Grab your A to Z gear, and other cool goodies from our graphics guy, here:

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary badge


ladyleemanila said...

an echo from me :)

Masoom said...

My post for letter E is "Escape"
Thanks !

ujjwal mishra said...

As I am writing in reverse, my alphabet for the day is V, here is the link to the post

Nilanjana Bose said...

I tend to share the entire article more often than its images.

E is for Estado n Europeans

Angie said...

I always forget to add the alt tags. Thanks for the reminder!

E is for The Emperor's New Groove!
E is for Epcot!

Cathy Kennedy said...

J Lenni,

Generally, when I share images and this month is no exception seeing how I'm featuring my artwork, I try to make the image file bear the same name as my post title. It doesn't always work that way but it's close enough. I will have to include the alternate file name, too. I see the value in doing this now thanks to your share.

Please come join me for my latest A2Z art sketch in my The Little Mermaid series E is for Eric!

Jackie said...

I don't know what you mean by sharing images from blog posts. Like meme grab buttons? or blog grab buttons? mmm no.

Sharon E. Cathcart said...

Continuing the 10th anniversary celebration of "In The Eye of The Beholder" ...

E is for Erik LeMaître

mercury said...

i'm not really clear about the purpose of the AltText - does it help with Google search rankings for images if you have alt text included with the post image?

Sunita said...

Today's poem got delayed due to an avoidable appointment.

Managed to write a haiku..Enlightened

Gregory L. Frieden said...

I am caught up! My post for "E" is linked below:

Charan Deep Singh said...

Letter E stands for End Credits. In this post I talk about humble journey of End Credits in Bollywood / Hindi films. Here's my take on End Credits in Bollywood films

Lady In Read said...

My E post - E_Exorcist_Epulaeryu_Exploratory

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

Thanks, John. Not sure I grasp the steps for my blogspot but will give it a try.

J Lenni Dorner said...

Nilanjana Bose - The length of a share on Twitter or Pinterest tends to be smaller than the length of a whole blog post. That's what this suggestion is about.

Angie - You're welcome!

Cathy Kennedy - You're welcome. File names don't often show up in shares. Alt tags, more often, will.

Jackie - It may depend on the browser and what options you've enabled/ disabled. But, for example, when I run my mouse over an image, the option to "pin" it shows up. On some blogs, options to share the image on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter appear. On mobile devices, I have even more sharing options.

mercury - I'm not sure about the Google search rankings. The purposes are 1) to label the image for those who can't see it and 2) to give visitors another way to share a blog post.

Roland Clarke said...

I attempt to use photos in my posts to add something visual. A to Z has led me to not check all the images on other devices - Wordpress has a good feature for that. Normally, I do. I have been embedding video links for the first time though - again not checked.

Short version. I need to learn the tip. Many thanks.

2 gators said...

I use my own photos as much as possible. I do not use wordpress enough
to know it

Girl Who Reads said...

There's always an image with my blog posts. It's most often the book cover of the book being reviewed. If I insert the image using html I always remember the alt tag, but if I use the tool in blogger I sometimes forget.

I just started the AtoZ challenge on Friday because I didn't have space on the blog for posts and couldn't think of a way to fit them in. And then I decided I needed to up my Instagram posting so I would do the challenge there and feature books with titles that start with that day's letter.

Donna B. McNicol said...

I know this and I'm still bad about remembering to do it. I need to go back through my A-Z posts and fix them!

DB McNicol, author
Microfiction: Eye

Pr@Gun said...