Blogging with photos


Sometimes a picture is truly worth a thousand words. If you prefer showing off your photography or art skills rather than your words, you can always make a photoblog.

A photoblog is a type of blog that gets regularly updated with photos, though it’s not the only content it can have. Offer a bit of poetry to go with the breathtaking mountain view you took on a vacation or explain what it means to you. Chronicle an event through a series of photographs and make your readers feel like they were there. Or simply share those cute cat pictures to everyone. Photoblogging platforms have a way of building communities. You can find enthusiasts who share your interests, comment on other people’s photographs and share tips.

Photoblogging services offer a wide range of features. Look at how they handle uploads and hosting. It’ll be much easier if they can host the photos on the site instead of having to look for a separate hosting service. If you sign up for free check out how many uploads you can make for a day and how the galleries are managed. Does it automatically generate thumbnails and how easy is it to put text to go with the photograph?

A few photoblogging sites like TextAmerica only allow comments from registered users; otherwise it’s open for everyone. Be aware that if you’re going to post photographs online it’s easy for others to get and claim them. Take that into consideration before posting – you’d never know where they might end up. Try watermarking the images to discourage them. Other than that photoblogging is a quick and fun way to be creative. So get that camera and start that photoblog today!

Originally posted on July 30, 2010 @ 4:01 am