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The Top Five Worst Thumbnails You Can Use

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Level 41 : Master Mlem Mlem Bat
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Hi PMC, and welcome to a new blog.



The top five worst thumbnails you can use.



Number five.





This picture takes number five on our list. People often use this picture for blogs about diamonding. I find this one annoying simply because it’s very unattractive and simple. The blogs that it is used on are also quite unoriginal as well. You shouldn’t just type in “diamond on google images and select one of the first to come up that looks nice!



There are a number of diamond thumbnails like this, but in my opinion, this is probably the worst.



Number four.





This thumbnail is used in PVP blogs, and it takes number four on our list. Type in “Minecraft PVP” on Google Images, and this is the first thing to come up, which I guess is why it’s so overused. I like to read PVP tactic blogs, but it just puts me off if I see that as the thumbnail! To really entice people in on your PVP tactic blogs, take a screenshot of you doing that tactic. Don’t use random things you find on Google Images.



This picture was almost beaten by this little bombshell:





But I decided on the other one for the simple fact that that it looks much, much, much worse than the latter.



Number three.



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A-ha, now we are into the top three. It’s time to get juicy. This picture of what looks like steve pushing a skeleton off of a cliff takes number three on our countdown. This thumbnail, unlike the last two, isn’t used with specific blogs, it is just used when the creator is too lazy to find or make a relevant picture. Imagine, a blog about… Oh, let’s say…. The new minecraft update. What does a skeleton being pushed off of a cliff have to do with that exactly? It really grinds my gears when I see that familiar skeleton on the pop-reel.



This spot was another close one. I was also thinking of:





But the other one is much, much more overused that the latter.



Number two



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I think everyone who has ever even taken a curious glance at the blog section has seen this picture. The picture of Steve laying down on some realistic grass takes number two on our list. The fact about his one is that it is SO overused, probably more than number five and number four combined. Type in Minecraft on Google Images and it is not very far down. But why is it overused? I think it’s because people think, because it’s bright, that it will attract more people to it.



Sorry to burst your bubble, but no one will want to read a blog with that as the thumbnail. It’s about the worst you can get.



Did I say about the worst?



You heard me right.



Get ready for number one. Are you ready?



Are you absolutely sure you’re ready?



Are you positively, completely sure you’re ready?



Okay then.



Number one.



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Yup, you saw it coming. The default thumbnail takes the top spot on our list. If your eyes are already bleeding, look away and go look at some memes or something. Then come back. You back? Okay. This is number one because it is the lazy person’s way out of making a thumbnail. Very attractive! A grey thumbnail with a piece of paper on it. That will really attract people to your blog! It will probably make you the most famous person in the world if you use that for your thumbnail!



As if. If you use that as your thumbnail, it will just show that you are too lazy to either find a decent picture or make one yourself! That reputation will stick with you, until you are ignored everytime you post!



Okay, that’s a little dramatic, but still, don’t let PMC do the work for you. Like I just said, it will make you look lazy. And honestly, the thumbnail normally tells you a bit about how good the blog is going to be.







Moral of the story? Make your own thumbnails.

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01/14/2014 9:23 pm
Level 23 : Expert Network
deltoraquestgirl
I agree completely with all of these, but with the last one (the default picture) sometimes people (including me) are forced to use it.
The reason why is, we make thumbnails, yes, but sometimes either we are too tired, etc, to make one.
For example;
I recently made a blog, but I couldn't create a thumbnail because...
My wifi blew out.
It is kinda a big problem for certain people.

But still, great blog.
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01/15/2014 3:56 pm
Level 26 : Expert Dragonborn
BLUEMAN4336
Yeah, I agree with that. I don't exactly mind the default. It's not lazy, they took the time to make the blog, and they may just not have the time to make a decent thumb.

As for the first two, it's more than just on PMC. I've seen people use them on YouTube videos. It's not really that hard to make your own thumbs. Just take a cool screenshot and edit in some words and what not. There are a lot of free sites and programs that can help you edit them.
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01/15/2014 5:31 pm
Level 23 : Expert Network
deltoraquestgirl
I hate seeing the thumbnails of the first two- they're too overused ;n;
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01/14/2014 8:24 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
Danielpark5
Number 1 was like LOL
diamond
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01/14/2014 3:42 pm
Level 26 : Expert Mountaineer
alj21
4 and 5 don't show up for some reason, the text is there, just no picture, although I am pretty sure from the descriptions that I know what they are.
Great blog, diamond :)
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01/14/2014 12:11 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Taco
-Rusty-
ermagersh u r su wrun abut nubeer 1 dat epoc scrul iz da bum, i gut ova 1hendrid vewz 4 uzin dat swege thumnaul.
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01/14/2014 9:32 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
DaCool1
There's a typo here:

"The fact about his one is that..."
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01/14/2014 8:43 am
Level 45 : Master Lad
AnchyBelanchy
That picture with PVP is so dumb because you can see by the colour of the grass that they're supposed to be in Minecraft alpha but they have enchanted armour and swords
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01/14/2014 4:24 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Bunny
LeafySeaRabbit
I think it would of been ironic if you did the default symbol :P Still good blog! :>
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01/13/2014 11:04 am
Level 35 : Artisan Cake
cakeface
Nice blog dude, these are WAY too used.

Which earns you...

1. A Shiny Gem (Diamond)

2. A click of the Subscribe button

3. A favourite.

Well done!
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01/13/2014 7:56 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Pirate
Bleyd
Number one should have been "anything with anime."
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01/14/2014 10:01 am
Level 30 : Artisan Dragonborn
jscooly555
Look, some things with anime, sure. Anything? NO!
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01/14/2014 2:01 am
Level 40 : Master Mage
Endersteve
Agreed. More specificly unfitting anime. "Blog about the "ruin" of minecraft." - Have happy smile anime girl
and before you point fingers at me i abuse it because i know people will click on anything anime. I use it because i want people to get cheesed off.
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01/14/2014 12:12 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Taco
-Rusty-
It's sad because this is totally true... I do it all the time... ;-;
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01/13/2014 5:09 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Dragonborn
jscooly555
no....
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01/13/2014 7:20 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Pirate
Bleyd
Yes.
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01/13/2014 6:55 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Demolitionist
KawaiiMiku
^^this.
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01/13/2014 7:08 am
Level 68 : High Grandmaster Pyro
pierpaolo98
But... but... you used three of them on your thumbnail... xP
Just kidding, really nice! It is very true, unfortunately :/
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01/13/2014 6:56 am
Level 33 : Artisan Pixel Painter
munchiesyum
If remember using one of these and I regret it even now. I have improved greatly with thumbnails since then and it's good to see that some people are seeing the same! +Diamond!
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01/13/2014 12:28 am
Level 34 : Artisan Explorer
SaraTheWitch
The Steve pushing the skeleton off a cliff I think it looks epic but I feel it been over use also so I agree that it's really over used even in sever on this site. but it's still my fave minecraft pic. Nice blog btw I totally agree with everything else. :D
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01/12/2014 8:57 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Archer
Chetcat
Can't view images 5 and 4. Personally, it bothers me when someone's thumbnail is just a word with a big red X or slash through it. I hate that.
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01/12/2014 6:15 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Demolitionist
KawaiiMiku
I remember writing something on this XD not sure if I finished it though. This is way better than what I wrote though XD. diamond!
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01/12/2014 5:48 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Toast
C_is_CREATIVE
Lol this is so true. Especially steve in the grass.
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01/12/2014 5:29 pm
Level 20 : Expert Archer
Gamecool 10
I have to disagree on some points. Some people (like me) just don't have experience in things like Microsoft paint/Paint.net or image editing programs.

And #1? I have seen some of those blogs with the default picture go on the popular reel!
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01/13/2014 9:04 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Scribe
Jiloacom
Gamecool, just because it got on the pop reel doesn't mean it's good.
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01/13/2014 6:47 pm
Level 20 : Expert Archer
Gamecool 10
You have a point. What determines that anyways? Views? Diamonds?
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01/13/2014 7:04 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Scribe
Jiloacom
A mix of both I believe.
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01/12/2014 4:10 pm
Level 25 : Expert Hunter
bigf
I used number 2 in one of my most popular blogs, but I edited it a bit. I tweaked the color so it wasn't so bright, more vintage, and added text. Does that count?
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01/12/2014 3:35 pm
Level 42 : Master Explorer
KaxZuki
It's the title that attract people, not the thumbnails.
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01/12/2014 2:56 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Batman
Paint_Bucket
I understand why you'd be annoyed, but some people don't have as much experience with image editing programs. It's more about the writing not the image in my opinion.
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01/12/2014 4:10 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Scribe
Jiloacom
Yes, but you could atleast find another image that nobody uses all the time.
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01/12/2014 4:13 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Batman
Paint_Bucket
Remember most of the people on here are 11-17 maybe even older. They don't really care about the image :P
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01/12/2014 2:51 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Network
Crafty
Yeah 5 and 4 are not working.
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01/12/2014 11:58 am
Level 41 : Master Mlem Mlem Bat
planetblox2000
If some of the images aren't working, please tell me.
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01/12/2014 2:56 pm
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Yup, 5 and 4.
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01/12/2014 2:11 pm
Level 47 : Master Pixel Painter
basicbrick
Number 5 and 4 aren't working nice blog BTW.
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