Youth.SG Campus Spy 2012 Session 3: Photoblogging

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Youth.SG Campus Spy 2012 Session 3: Photoblogging

  1. 1. PHOTO-BLOGGINGYour life in photos
  2. 2. Hi, I am Maureen.I blog at www.misstamchiak.com
  3. 3. Do you have a blog? What do you write about?
  4. 4. Campus Spy What is special about you? Your campus life is interesting! Target audience?
  5. 5. Why are some blogs are unpopular?1. Unfocused content (Topic? Categories?)2. Your posts lack variety (Eg: Today, I went Bishan. Tomorrow, I am going AMK…)3. Blog for a reason (Eg: End of exams! So happy! The end.  Use Twitter!)4. Your headlines don’t grab attention (Hi! VS How-to…)5. You post inconsistently (Once in a blue moon)
  6. 6. WHY SO POPULAR? From xiaxue.sg
  7. 7. How to blog better?1. Focus on the most interesting / newsworthy thing2. Avoid meaningless sentences. Eg: Professor Koh gave us a talk last night.3. Be specific and informative4. Don’t write events chronologically5. Leave out the most boring stuff
  8. 8. Eg: Singapore Blog Awards
  9. 9. Create Meaningful Photos Do not post so many posters in your blog! Too much camwhore shots is no good unless… Don’t leave out the details Changing perspective What does every photo mean? Cannot always say “I love this picture!”, “My best picture!”, “This is damn cool!”
  10. 10. Rule of Thirdwhen your subject lays on the intersections of theselines, the picture looks alot more pleasing
  11. 11. Give the head some spaceImagine your subject is walking in a direction. You haveto that person space or leadroom for the direction theyare walking towards; otherwise, it looks like he or shewill walk into a wall.
  12. 12. Pole on Head Do keep in mind your backgroundand any trees or poles thatmight stick out of yoursubjects head.
  13. 13. Some blog posts I like
  14. 14. WE LOVE TIPS!
  15. 15. WE LOVE DETAILS!
  16. 16. WE LOVE INTERESTING PHOTOS!
  17. 17. WE LOVE DISCUSSIONS!
  18. 18. WE LOVE EXCLUSIVE!
  19. 19. Blogging is all about PASSION If you don’t like it, it won’t go far. Blogs are getting more popular.
  20. 20. Thank you!

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