happy pride month!🏳️🌈💙 i hope you’re all having a lovely day. today i’ll be sharing 5 more blogging hacks, the sequel to this post. most of these are about saving media space (which i am currently struggling with..🤪)
use your own images
Sure, stock photos are easier to use, but the problem is that they’re overused.
To make your blog more original, I would recommend using your own images. I only use stock photos if I’m unable to make one on my own.
(aka me being lazy potato) A plus to this is that when you make designs on your own often, you’ll also improve your graphic designing skills!
saving media space
A blogging hack I used to use all the time was copy pasting/linking images. If you want to use pictures on your blog without taking up too much space, copy paste the image.
another tip is to save it as a JPG image, it takes up way less space than PNG or any other format. i de-clutter my media library once in 3 months or so, deleting images i don’t use a lot, or copies i find of them.
name your images
Whenever you upload a new image to your blog, give it a name. For instance, if you’ve just created a new sign-off for your blog, name it “sign-off new” or as such. So, the next time you want to use that image – instead of scrolling for ages to find it, simply type in the name you used to find it easier!
This hack is super simple yet helpful. : )
Whenever you start typing a paragraph, to your right on the block settings – there should be an element called Typography. It basically helps you change all the letters of your sentence to lowercase, all to uppercase or alternate between those. It’s something which I’ve found extremely helpful!
it also helps with changing the letter appearance, size, spacing etc. so instead of typing the whole sentence again in lowercase, you could just use this block!
collages instead of separate images
something i’ve been doing lately to save media space is creating collages of images instead of uploading seperate images. this helps you save time, site speed and space! all you have to do is upload 2-4 images you’re planning on using, and using pic collage or inshot to create a collage out of it!
or, you could use any collage maker app. once you’ve done that, just upload it to your wordpress media library and use it as you normally would in a post!
i’ve been re-using my images for weeks now, and it’s saved me a lot of time and effort. it’s simple – you don’t have to upload new images all the time, just re-use your images then and there. trust me, it’s a super effective & easy tip to follow.
thank you so much for reading! i hope you found this helpful. also, if you have any post ideas – please let me know in the comments😃