Friday, January 15, 2016

Why I post with large print




In late 2015, I watched this remarkable Creative Live series about online marketing by April Bowles Olin. April is a cutie pie in every way and has learned a great many tips and tricks for helping the online presence of the online entrepreneur. 

One thing that stuck with me was when she threw in a quick word for using large print in your blog posts.

Assuming she meant for bloggers to make sure their copy was readable, I decided to increase the size of my font here. 

Unfortunately, Blogger offers me exactly five options from smallest to largest and this is "large". It's just one up from "normal" which I used to use.

I'm pretty sure this size is a bit ridiculous and it increases the length of my posts greatly and, you know, we're always told to keep posts short and bulleted and easy for modern people who are reading on their kidney bean sized phones to scan your meaning because they have the attention span of a spoon.

But I decided to keep the size anyway, because it occurred to me that I could barely see the text myself what with my eyes doubling everything more than 8 inches from my face and a prescription that needs to be changed and, well, you know, I'm the one who has to write it. 

Besides, we all know we can never trust the small print. 

3 comments:

  1. I for one thank you! It's so much more relaxing to read without strain. I'm getting really fed up with magazines published by twelve year olds who use sans serif fonts in low-contrast colors. I'm sure that one of the reasons e-readers have become so popular is that you can control the size of the font!

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    1. My stepmom swears by her Kindle reader. She has eye problems and sits and reads a lot so it's been a godsend.

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  2. I for one thank you! It's so much more relaxing to read without strain. I'm getting really fed up with magazines published by twelve year olds who use sans serif fonts in low-contrast colors. I'm sure that one of the reasons e-readers have become so popular is that you can control the size of the font!

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