I'm going to use a personal example/experiment to test my contention that adding graphics to your writing helps your audience understand the message better and faster.
Recently a good friend came up to Yvonne and said she'd just heard that congratulations were in order. Yvonne was puzzled as to which recent event the friend had in mind (we've been pretty busy starting a new business, a new blog, and so on). So Yvonne was even more puzzled when it turned out to be our engagement.
We've been engaged for more than a year. So, to clear up any confusion or failure on our part to tell any of our other friends, I thought I'd do the whole thing over:
Now, because we're both bloggers I can easily go to Yvonne's blog and pick one of her recent posts, Female-Friendly at Home (which I certainly try to be :-)) and use the track-back link to send her a "ping" and get her attention. Just in case, though, feel free to send her an e-mail or comment on her blog to let her know you saw something here that she ought to take a look at.
Once she gets here, how long do you think it will take for my message to be seen and understood?
What will she say?
Stop back and check the comments.