Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Photographer On The Web - PART 3 – Blogging Sites and Blogs

Blogs

A Blog, the shortened version of Web Log, is a site that someone runs as their Daily Diary or Log of events or whatever they want to write about. Most Blogs are subject specific and entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. So the newest ‘Blogs’ are at the top.

Blogs are fun to write but can be a lot of work if you want to be successful at it. In order to get a regular following of readers you must Blog either daily or at least a minimum of 3 or 4 times per week. A very well written once-a-week Blog can be successful if expertly done.

The idea here is that you are not part of a community. Rather, you write and tell your story to an audience, often an invisible audience. The hard part is getting an audience. There are millions of un-read blogs on the Internet. So, why do it?
If you have something valuable to say or something to share, someone will find it and get something from it. Bloggers are usually people that want to share something or are just the type of people that like to rant. Sometimes a bit of both.

By properly ‘promoting’ your blog over a longer period of time, it can become very successful and can gather a large group of regular readers.

Pros: Free, Easy to Setup, Not Social, Free to Share Photos, Free to Say What You Want, Full Control, No Hassles

Cons: Not Social, Very Little Interaction

Sites:

Blogger/Blogspot (
http://blogger.com )
Wordpress (
http://wordpress.com )
Livejournal (
http://livejournal.com )
Vox (
http://vox.com )
FotoLog (
http://www.fotolog.com/)
Blog Articles
Photo Blog – Wikipedia Encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photoblog)

© 2008 Francois Cleroux
(Version 1.00 - November 2008)
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