Admittedly, I was terrified to add a foreign technological component to my Tumblr. I was a wimp and decided to add the easiest media to work with to my blog first, and save the infographic, which I have never done before, for last. So I started with pictures, videos, podcasts, and news articles until Naomi encouraged us to step out of our comfort zones.
So far, so good. I began creating an Infographic about the history of Sabra Hummus that I want to model after this clever example from Bon Appetit: http://www.bonappetit.com/trends/article/huy-fong-s-sriracha-hot-sauce
The platform I’m using, Infogram, is fairly simple. It’s free, and it has a ton of well-designed free templates. It’s drag-and-drop technology is super easy to learn and I feel comfortable adding text and images. It even saves automatically. The only caveats are that you cannot adjust text size (or text formatting in general), which is annoying because I want to add in links as captions to photos, and I don’t want them to be super big. I also wanted certain parts of the timeline on my infographic to have larger fonts than others, but I will have to play around with and readjust the look of my infographic in general to make certain parts of my text stand out more than others.
This screenshot doesn’t cover the majority of the content of my infographic, but it gives you an idea of where I’m going in terms of design. Let me know if you have any suggestions, especially if you have used this technology before.