You have great photography skills and want a platform to show it? Blogging is the best way to do it. But not all blogs become viral. The ones which become are ones which have been well thought, perfect and had all their bases covered to gain attention. So what are the things one should keep in mind before starting one? Let’s take a look.
5. Reason for starting the blog
Before starting, should decide clearly if the blog is for professional purpose or recreational purpose. If it’s for professional purpose where one wants to exhibit the photographs, earn and make a career it is advised to have own domain name. Domain name will help to make it look more reputable and is good to attract eyeballs and word of mouth will help a lot too. If it’s just for recreational purpose, which is as a hobby, we can use many sites like tumblr where there are many people of similar interests. Also this is free and easy to start than the other one.
4. Upload many photos at the start
Before starting the blog, have a good handful of photos ready to be uploaded. Initially if a good number of photos are added, it may attract more people to follow the blog as it creates an impression of the blogger having a good substance. Also use and follow a similar template of photos in the blog. The templates are easily available for sites like wordpress, tumblr etc online.
3. Keep the photos as the main attraction
The blog should mainly attract the photos. Long verses of texts, captions should not distract the person checking out. Add 4-5 best ones as the feature photos and add them in the top in form of a slideshow. Try to keep the home page as the collection of all the posts and keep the most recent photo in the centre.
2. Give the contact information on the blog
This is the most important step. A photography blog is to showcase the talent and once if someone sees and gets impressed by it, they should be able to contact the concerned person. This will help to get a wide range of opportunities. The contact information should be added in the ‘Contact us’ tab and should be clear to the reader.
1. Creative Common License
These are generally free licenses which the blogger gives others what they can do with his/her photos. The licenses range from ‘Everyone can use freely’ to ‘Maybe can be used with permission of me’ etc. This license gives a sense of professionalism and also can reduce plagiarism of the work by others.
There is a lot to understand and learn while blogging, the initial step is to start it and these are some of the guidelines to go ahead with it. Just go ahead and start, rest will follow