Category: Blog posts

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16 Spectacular Writing Tools That Will Make You a Better Writer Now

Not everyone who is a blogger has studied writing or editing. However, if you are sharing your thoughts online, but can’t tell engaging stories without grammatical and spelling errors, readers aren’t going to stick around and will move on to something else. Here are some of the best resources and writing tools that will tighten up your sentences, improve your writing skills and fix your mistakes. While none of these tools can guarantee to save you from getting stuck on the first sentence, many of them will make your work a lot easier.

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Starting a blog can fuel a lot of emotions. There is the general excitement of starting a new project, the fear of will it be successful, the overwhelm of a lengthy to-do list, and the determination to grow your audience… just to name a few. A common thought when you start blogging, is “okay, where are my readers?” You spend hours crafting a post, taking pictures, researching topics, etc. but how do you ensure that your blog posts actually get read, and perhaps more importantly, get shared?

3 Tips For Creating Blog Posts That Get Read (and Shared!)

Starting a blog can fuel a lot of emotions. There is the general excitement of starting a new project, the fear of will it be successful, the overwhelm of a lengthy to-do list, and the determination to grow your audience… just to name a few. A common thought when you start blogging, is “okay, where are my readers?” You spend hours crafting a post, taking pictures, researching topics, etc. but how do you ensure that your blog posts actually get read, and perhaps more importantly, get shared?

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20 Best Free Photos of July

Hits of the month: 20 Best Free Photos of July

We rounded up the top 20 images that became most popular over the last month. Scroll down to kickstart your month by finding inspiration in these featured photos. Which one of is your favorite? Let us know in the comments once you’re done scrolling through the images.

Just as always, all these photos are released under our free for commercial use license – that means you can use these images for free, even for commercial purposes, without asking permission. Have fun!

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20 Best Free Photos of June

Hits of the month: 20 Best Free Photos of June

A new month has arrived – and you know what that means. It’s time for us to count down the 20 most popular photos of last month. From spectacular northern landscapes to captivating lifestyle images, here’s a notable collection of best free photos we’ve published in June. Feel free to feast your eyes on them and get inspiration for your upcoming projects and campaigns.

As always, all these photos are released under our free for commercial use license – that means you can use these images for free, even for commercial purposes, without asking permission. Have fun!

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Why we switched from MailChimp to MailerLite for Email Marketing

Why We Switched From MailChimp to MailerLite for Email Marketing

Almost since the very beginning of Barn Images, building our email list has played a huge role in our strategy. That’s right, almost from the beginning. We launched the website on a free WordPress theme with nothing but a bunch of photos we decided to give away for free. In fact, there was no strategy at all, no big plans, and definitely no subscription form. We didn’t feel the need to focus on email marketing and collecting emails because we weren’t selling anything. Looking back now, I can confidently call this a big mistake.

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20 Best Free Photos of May

20 Best Free Photos of May

Fresh content is added to Barn Images every day. Our collection of free photos grows rapidly, and we want to highlight and expose the best content so you’ll be able to take advantage of it. That’s why at the end of each month, we share the most popular photos from our collection. Here are the best free photos we’ve published in May!

Our goal is to give our community free images that are simple, striking, and are ideal for different concepts in all of your upcoming projects. Hopefully, our photos provide you with the necessary ingredients to tell some powerful stories. As always, they come with a free for commercial use license!

Have fun!

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Cherry blossoms viewing in Japan

Cherry Blossoms Viewing in Japan

Japanese Sakura, the special type of cherry trees, is world famous. Every spring it attracts a lot of people from all over the world, who want to witness the explosion of colours and the coming of a new season. Did you know Japanese have a very special ritual for greeting spring and the cherry blossoms? In this post I will tell you about the etiquette of sakura admiration and show you some of my most favourite photographs I have made in Japan. I’ve also hand-prepared a downloadable pack of 30 high-resolution photos for you to use as you wish!

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20 Best Free Photos of the Month

20 Best Free Photos of April

Using free photography can add that high quality you seek for your freelance and digital marketing projects. We know it can be challenging to find images beyond over-used stock sources, which is why we have banded together to provide something different.

At the end of each month, we share the most popular photos from our collection. So here are the best free photos we’ve published in April. You can use these images for free – even for commercial purposes – without asking permission. You can learn more about our license here. Have fun!

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Social Media Marketing Tools you should be using

5 Social Media Marketing Tools You Should Be Using

If you are still manually tracking mentions and tweets, spending hours to find good content to share with your audience, and cropping images the old-fashioned way (or not bothering with social media images’ sizes at all), then it’s time to say goodbye to these outdated rituals of social media management. While you may already be familiar with some of the larger names in social media marketing – like Buffer – making social media marketing easier doesn’t stop there.

There are countless social media tools and apps competing for your time and money, but you can’t buy them all, and you don’t need to settle for a product that doesn’t work for you. Here are five of our favorite free social media marketing tools. We use them every day, and we encourage you to add these to your toolbox as well.

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How to find the perfect image for your website

How to Find the Perfect Image

When designing your professional or personal website or blog, images will invariably enter the discussion. The first question is, do you want to use images on your website at all? For most, the answer will be “yes.” Using images can quickly and efficiently express your tone, brand ethos, philosophy, and company characteristics more effectively than relying solely on text.

Stock photography and free photography websites allow you to quickly and freely find creative resources to fit your website or blog. In both cases, you need to be able to look at photography critically, and to understand how an image functions so that you can use it to help impart your message, both thematically and aesthetically. Here are some top tips to ensure the most efficient search processes.
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Best FREE photos of the year

50 Best Free Photos of 2015

As we come to the end of 2015 and look back on all that’s happened at Barn Images, we feel humbled by your incredible support: spreading the word about us, sharing your feedback on our development, and using our images to create wonderful, inspiring work.

It’s always fun to look back after a big year. So we’d like to celebrate by sharing our most popular free photos of 2015. As always, you may use these photos for free, even for commercial purposes, without asking permission. Have fun! And have a great 2016!

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6 Top Free Visual Tools for Your Content

Undoubtedly, Adobe Creative Cloud is still the best choice for working with visuals and doing advanced design work. But creating great visuals no longer requires you to be a graphic design professional. Even if you don’t have the skills, you can use a variety of free web-based visual tools for designing eye-popping graphics directly in your browser. In this blog post, you’ll find six of the top free visual tools that you can use for your online project.

Which visual tools do you use? Post them in comments to let us know!

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How to optimize WordPress websites

Everyone loves fast websites. Such a website improves user experience and creates happy visitors and happy admins. Google too is obsessed with speed and considers site speed as one of the ranking factors.

Today we want to share with you 8 steps on how to make a website faster. This is based on the actions that we took to optimize our BarnImages.com. We believe that these tips will work for any WordPress site, but some can be also used for other CMS.
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