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Photo Blogging

  1. 1. Photo Blogging - pictures speak louder than words by: Amit Gupta <ul><li>What is a Blog ? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s a Photo-Blog & why do it ? </li></ul><ul><li>Which blog platform ? </li></ul><ul><li>How to go about it ? </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is a Blog ? <ul><li>A blog is a website where entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. &quot;Blog&quot; can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. </li></ul>from Wikipedia <ul><li>Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (artlog), photographs (photoblog), sketchblog, videos (vlog), music (MP3 blog), audio (podcasting) are part of a wider network of social media. Micro-blogging is another type of blogging which consists of blogs with very short posts. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What’s a Photo-Blog and why do it? <ul><li>A photoblog (a.k.a. photolog) is a form of photo sharing and publishing in the format of a blog, but differentiated by the predominant use of and focus on photographs rather than text. Photoblogging (the action of posting photos to a photoblog) gained momentum in the early 2000s with the advent of the moblog and cameraphones. </li></ul>from Wikipedia <ul><li>Examples ? </li></ul>Sure, here are them…..
  4. 6. What’s a Photo-Blog and why do it? <ul><li>Yes, it’s a big deal because its different !! </li></ul>Ok, its just a display of photos! I do it all the time by uploading & showing photos on Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, Zoomr etc. BIG DEAL??!! <ul><li>Flickr, Zoomr, Picasa Web Albums, etc. are photo sharing websites where you can create albums & show photos, period! </li></ul>They are not blogging services & you don’t blog there!!! An aeroplane has wheels but that does not mean you should use it to travel on road!!
  5. 7. What’s a Photo-Blog and why do it? <ul><li>But why isn’t Flickr and its likes are blogging services ? </li></ul><ul><li>Because Flickr guys say it themselves that they are photo sharing service, not blogging service! </li></ul><ul><li>As of December 2007, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 112 million blogs. And thats just 1 search engine for blogs. How many are tracking such things on Flickr or Picasa etc.? </li></ul>Ok.. Ok, so what’s the big deal about it ? <ul><li>Also ask that from Technorati or Google or other blog search engines!! </li></ul>
  6. 8. What’s a Photo-Blog and why do it? <ul><li>There are a lot of update services like Google Blog Search, Technorati, blo.gs etc. which get notified when you post something on your blog and the world gets notified this way. </li></ul><ul><li>Do a search for any thing & you will find a number of blogs in the search result on any search engine. The contest is fresh, its updated & hence it gets more attention by search engines. </li></ul>Benefits ? <ul><li>You can reach a much wider audience with a Blog. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are into selling your photos in any form, then you have a much better chance! </li></ul>
  7. 9. How to go about it ? <ul><li>And then there are a lot of ways you can do it. </li></ul><ul><li>Lets see an example of how you can do it on WordPress.com service. </li></ul><ul><li>There are a number of options available in terms of blog platforms. </li></ul><ul><li>First you need to signup there (its free) and then create a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>After that go to “Designs” tab in the admin section & choose the “Monotone” theme. This is a photoblog theme that WordPress.com guys recently launched. </li></ul>
  8. 16. Which blog platform ? <ul><li>You can use any blog platform for your photoblog. All you gotta do is display photos!! </li></ul><ul><li>One dedicated photoblog software that I know of ? </li></ul><ul><li>There are a number of options available in terms of blog platforms. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of “Monotone” theme on WordPress.com makes it an attractive option for photoblogging. </li></ul>Pixel Post – www.pixelpost.org <ul><li>Ultimately its your choice really!! </li></ul>
  9. 17. Questions ? कोई प्रश्न ? ?

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