• DO include a relevant image

from Rap Genius – Contributor Guidelines Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Images (and videos) are a useful tool in annotations. Just like links, they make things more interesting and keep your writing concise.

When choosing images, try to find something relevant that adds value or insight to your words. Images take up a lot of space so make them count!

Things to avoid:

  1. Images with no text. If your picture doesn’t need any explanatory text you might be annotating the obvious. Or leaving out relevant information. A picture of something isn’t necessarily useful on its own. You still need to say what it is and/or why it’s being mentioned.

  2. Too many images. One killer image is better than two or three mediocre ones. Lots of pictures make your annotations reeally loooonnngg.

  3. Badly formatted images. Try to find things that look good on Rap Genius. Non-watermarked landscape images that fill the width of the annotation popup are best.

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