Up for Discussion – Pros and Cons of Blogs
I am so sorry, I have to make this quick today, I am attending a seminar this morning that the AIPP is running on portrait photos, The Simple Creative, and I can’t talk for too long here, but today I thought it would be interesting to talk about blogs, maybe get some advice to people starting them up, or on tips how people can make them better.
Recently I received an email from a blogger friend who asked me why don’t people put where in the world they are in their About section or somewhere on their blog. I wrote back saying, I know, why don’t they. I often seeing images from people on their blogs and since I am always interested in places I often go to peoples About pages read through it to see where they are. Most of the time there is nothing. I don’t think you need to be really specific, like I tell people I live in Australia, I am in the city of Melbourne, but I live in suburb near Heidelberg. Actually I don’t think I tell people that last part, though I do tell people when they ask.
It is important, because if you are taking photos of a place that catches someone eye then there is the possibility that they want to see that place for themselves one day and go there.
Another thing I don’t like, is when you see an amazing photo on someone’s blog, or a photo of an amazing place and there is no clue where it was taken. I see that on Facebook too, people go away and put up photos of their trip, but they don’t have any explanations about where the photos were taken. On a blog you could put it in the tags if you really don’t want to put any writing in the post.
I like to know something about the person who is doing the post and I like to feel like I am getting to know that person. I really relate well to artistic people, and I find so many here. I feel that through my own blog and those of
others I have built up a fantastic friendship group. Emails are always going back and forward.
I like to read blogs they are easy to follow, have nice breaks in them and wonderful images. I am a visual person and I love looking at photos. I just love the visual world.
My best advice I could give someone who was starting a blog is, write it the same way as the blogs you love to read.
My turn to stop now. What do you like to see on other peoples blogs? What information do you go looking for when you visit a blog? What do people do that you don’t like? What advice would you give someone who was just starting a blog?
These posts are a great way to share knowledge, so please contribute.
I will approve them, as long as they are nice and not nasty in any way. Please address your comment and advice to Stacy.
Feel free to respond or reply to other comments. It would be good to generate some discussion.
If you have a topic that you would like discussed, or a problem you need help with then please send me an email and we will see if we can do a post about it.
A gallery for you to see the images individually now. The images in this post, one you have seen before, but the others are new, I have worked on them to see about entering them into a competition.