Blogging BeFunky Style: Why it’s good for blogging newbies

Blogging BeFunky style might be a good option for you if...

The learning curve and cost of Photoshop are a bit intimidating.

Especially if blogging is unexplored territory!

Blogging BeFunky Style: What it's like

BeFunky is an online photo editor, design tool, and collage interface. 

And it thrives on its ability to make photo editing and graphic design accessible to the masses.

Because visual content is in high demand.

You're probably wondering what BeFunky can do for your blog.

Today we're going to go through five different ways BeFunky can help you improve your blog.

Please note that the following is sponsored content, and is approved entirely because of my own thoughts on the product. 

Blogging BeFunky 4 ways

1) Profile picture Touch-Ups

A lot of bloggers tend to favour visual blog content

And if you're going to keep a blog going you're going to need to make it easy for readers to...

Not only put images and examples to a name but put a face to a name as well.  

For instance, let's say that I wanted to use the following image as my profile picture, for my author bio:

BeFunky blogging screenshot

First things first, I'll start by enhancing the makeup that I have on in the photo. To do that, I'll start by selecting the touchup menu option:

BeFunky blogging screenshot 2

And then I'll select the Lipstick tool. And go with a nice red lip, with the default settings, indicated below:

BeFunky blogging 3

Next, when I put my cursor on the image it will look like this:

BeFunky blogging 4

Hold down the cursor, on top of the lip, like so:

BeFunky blogging 4

Hold down the mouse, and then apply it to the relevant parts of the lip line.

And then this will tell the software where to put the colour, and produce results like this:

BeFunky Blogging screenshot 5

Once I've done the makeup adjustments, I'll click the blue checkmark.

However, I still want to bring the exposure up a few notches, so it's time to go to the edit part of the main menu:

BeFunky Blogging screenshot 6

And then I'll click the exposure option:

BeFunky blogging 7

Which will take me to the following menu:

BeFunky blogging screenshot 8

Then I'll turn the fill light up to the following settings:

BeFunky screenshot 9

I'm satisfied with the results, so all I have to do is click the blue checkmark, and hit save to computer under the following menu:

BeFunky blogging 10

2) Creating an infographic

Regardless of what kind of blog you have, publishing infographics will likely be really good for engagement.

Because it turns out that infographics get shared on social media three times as much as any other type of content.

So if those stats impress you, you might be thinking of creating your first infographic. 

On BeFunky's designer tool there's an option for that.

First things first, select the Blogger Resources template:

BeFunky Blogger magic city screenshot

Notice how there's an option that says "infographics"? Go ahead and click on it!

Once you click on the infographics tab, you'll see a list of blogging BeFunky templates, like the ones below:

BeFunky Blogging infographic templates

Next, select the template that you're interested in. I like the look of the soil one so I'll go ahead and click it.

Then the template will appear on screen like so:

Blogging BeFunky infographic on screen

Click the blue "select template" button and then it will show up on the right-hand side of the screen.

Are you not writing about soil? No problem!

The good news is that it's a template, not a finished product.

To demonstrate what I mean by that, I'm going to create a (very rough) infographic design.

Okay, so step one is to go to the image manager. You can quickly find out where it's located below:

blogging BeFunky image manager

Then, one by one click and drag the images, and put them on top of the default images.

You can do so this in any order you want.

Notice how there's literally no trace whatsoever of the original images?

Blogging BeFunky infographic 2

But there's just one problem:

The images no longer make sense with the words.

Editing text:

Fortunately, the solution is straightforward.

All you have to do is click once on the text you want to edit

Then the following menu will show up on screen:BeFunky blogging editing text

And then, if you're satisfied with the font, keep clicking on the text you selected until it auto-highlights everything in blue:Blogging BeFunky highlight text

To replace the text, hit the delete key, and then you'll have an empty title, like so:

Blogging BeFunky gross text wall

Unfortunately, it's now just a gross wall of text that's tough to read:

BeFunky blogging hard to read

Click it once, and you'll have a variety of fonts and sizes to choose from:

Blogging BeFunky font choices

So...on that note let's bring it down to 50.

Unfortunately when I do that this happens:

Blogging BeFunky Troubleshoot

So I'll click on the arrows and drag them like so, in order to form a rectangle shape:

 

Blogging BeFunky rectangle shape

Then place the mouse on top of the text and move it to the brown square:

Blogging BeFunky moving text

If you want to change the text on the rest of the infographic, repeat the same steps.

3) Title Images

Every time you write a new blog post, it's best to get in the habit of creating a relevant feature image.

And Blogging BeFunky style can help with that.

First things first, go to the designer tool and check out blogging resources.

In the blogging resources section, blog titles are one of the options:

Blogging BeFunky blogging resources blog titles

Click on it, and then the following options will show up:

Blogging BeFunky blog title options

And I'm going to go ahead and select option 2.

So I'll click on it, and here's what happens:

Blogging BeFunky blog title template

Next, I'll hit the blue "select template" button, and then the template will show up on the screen like so:

Blogging BeFunky blog title selected

For instructions on how to change the text and images, see the infographic section of this post.

4) Social media graphics

Social media graphics are a great way to make your brand uniquely identifiable amongst the competition

And with the Blogging BeFunky tools you can easily do that.

Because the biggest problem with getting social media graphics is getting the sizing right.

But the good news is that BeFunky's tools do all the measurements for you.

For instance, if I select a Twitter template, I get the following dimensions:

Blogging BeFunky Twitter template

But if I select a Pinterest graphic, I get slightly different size specifications:

Blogging BeFunky Google Plus header

But why is this the case? 

Because it all has to do with how images adapt to the unique needs of whatever platform you're dealing with.

Sound great? Want to test drive one of the templates?

Check out the social media headers section in the design tool, which is located directly below the Blogger Resources tab:

Blogging BeFunky header location

Blogging BeFunky style is extremely accessible because it's a click and drag interface.

So if you're convinced that your blog could use slightly more visuals, but you're not a design expert, BeFunky is probably the right choice for you.

For more info about BeFunky, click here.

And feel free to share your experiences and questions about BeFunky in the comments section below.

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Hi, I’m Rosemary, and I’m a copywriter, editor, and content strategist that specializes in website and blog content for B2C retail and E-Commerce brands. My goal is to help businesses break the communication barriers between consumers and the products they purchase in their everyday lives. So where might you have seen my work? I’ve been featured on popular sites, such as ProBlogger, Search Engine Journal, and Stories by Buffer, and I’ve worked with brands such as E-Bay and Yellowpages. When I’m not working on client projects or studying for my Editing classes, I’m often consuming large amounts of coffee, while enjoying old crime dramas, or listening to indie rock. For more info about my work visit my website, www.rosemaryrichings.com.