If you are a photographer then one thing you should start right away is a Photo Blog. It is a really good thing to have. In case you don’t know what a phot blog is note that a photo blog is actually quite similar to a regular blog except for in this case the blog is dedicated just to just photos rather than any kind of written words.
Of course you can write in detail about your photographs, which is an excellent habit. The main aim of having a phot blog is to help you become a better artist and photographer. So in case you can’t figure out to go about starting a phot blog, below in this article I have covered a few tips to help you do so.
How to Get Started
In the earlier times starting a blog was quite a difficult task since you needed to know coding and all but now days starting a blog is quite easy and you don’t even need to know coding to do that. You can create a blog of your own using an excellent app known as WordPress.
It is quite a well-known blogging platform around the world and millions of people around the world now use wordpress to reach out the world and share ideas etc.
You can either use wordpress through the online site wordpress.com or you can download and a version of the app onto your pc. I personally prefer downloading and installing the app to my pc since it offers much more power.
More power means that you can try a few things here and there to get the desired result. Setting up a blog is quite easy so make sure you do not end up wasting a lot of time doing so. Your aim here is to get your photographs out there not to build the best looking website so keep that in mind.
Apart from WordPress, 2 excellent services that have come up in the last couple of years are
Posterous and Tumblr. These 2 sites are also quite good like wordpress and allow you to get started with your blog for no cost at all. In my opinion Posterous is better because of the email capabilities it offers to you.
You can simple take a snap through your phone and post it on your Posterous account and it will automatically create a blog post. Both these platforms offer excellent social media tools too. Once you are done setting up a blog it is time for you to get a domain from sites like Hover or GoDaddy. If you are planning to host the blog on your own hosting account, then you can save some money with hosting deals and discount coupons.
Next thing you need to do is promote your blog. The first and foremost thing you can do is look for other photo blogs and then leave comments.
This will help you begin a conversation and people will also notice your work. Make sure you use social media sites like twitter and facebook to reach out to people. You can even post your work places like Flickr or get listed in directories like photoblogs.org etc. which is also quite helpful.