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Therapist Blog Challenge #9: Power of Infographics

Therapist Blog Challenge #9 Infographic

 A picture IS worth 1000 words. Find a credible infographic that is helpful to your ideal client for your next blog post.

Visually interesting and sharable infographics can provide easily digestible information for your blog readers. It’s easy to find infographics on a variety of topics by doing a Google search of your area of interest and the word “infographic”.

Many infographics are easily sharable with the HTML code and a copy function near the infographic. Another option for adding the infographic to your blog post is to right click and copy the “copy image location” and insert into your blog post (If you have no idea what I’m talking about contact your webmaster for help).

It is best practices to post a link back to the site where the infographic was originally posted. I’ve shared a few infographics below as examples that you are free to use for your blog post. Write a few sentences, embed the infographic, and you’re done! This is the easiest challenge yet!

Additional reminders about the 2013 blog challenge

Write and post your blog article in the next 2 weeks. If you miss the deadline or you read this article months later, that’s OK too.

  • Post a link for this blog challenge in the comment section of this blog post.
  • Read, comment, and share other therapist’s articles.Tweet your post using hashtag #therapistblog and tag @julie_hanks so I can retweet it.
  • Pin it on the challenge Pinterest Board. I’ve invited everyone who posted a comment on the initial blog challenge post as collaborators so you can pin onto the group board.
  • Spread the word and invite mental health colleagues to join the challenge. Articles can be added anytime throughout the year.
  • Write no more than 600 words, make it easy to read, use a conversational tone, and gear your articles toward your ideal client (not other professionals).
  • The goal of a professional blog is to provide value to your website visitors, help them get to know your professional perspective, increase traffic to your private practice website, and build your practice.

Here are a few examples of infographics on 3 different topics. This first is from Sharecare Now and is the one and only appearance on an infographic. Feel free to use any of these for your post or search for your own!

Top 10 Online Influencers: Depression

http://www.sharecare.com/static/sharecare-now-depression-graphic

The Science of Mental Illness

The Science of Mental Illness
The Mobile Lives of College Students

Courtesy of: OnlineColleges.com

 

About Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW:
Dynamic self & relationship expert Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW loves to make a difference for women. She owns Wasatch Family Therapy and regularly contributes to TV Shows and her advice has been featured nationally including Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Fox News, and others. Connect on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. Her books The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide are now available. Dr. Hanks is currently accepting coaching clients.

Comments

Richard Amaral, PhD

Hi Julie,

Thanks for this tip. It makes complete sense, as does the idea of having a picture or other image in each post. As Michael Hyatt points out, one of my favourite bloggers, every magazine article has a picture or image. Why? Because it draws in the reader, and adds ”colour’ to our content. I make a point of inserting a picture into each of my posts, but will now consider adding an infographic as well (or at least a link to one).

Thanks!
Richard

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