Photo blogs let you share your photos with just a few special people or with the whole world. Find out how to make a photo blog work for you!
By now you’re probably familiar with blogging, which is basically an online journal that can be public, private or shared with only a chosen few. So what, then, is a photo blog?
A photo blog is basically an online journal, but is done mostly with photos. In other words, it’s an online photo album with captions, but remember, it’s the photos that do most of the ‘talking.’ Read on to find out how a photo blog can work for you.
Uses for Photo Blogs
Replace Old Photo Albums
With the popularity of digital photography, you don’t have to rely on old-fashioned photo albums as the only way to preserve and share your photos – and you can also eliminate the boxes of photographs that are waiting for the day you have time to put them in albums. Instead, turn to a photo blog as a unique and hassle-free way to both display and store your favorite photos. And when you do want an actual printed photo, you can do it straight from your photo blog!
Are you a frequent traveler? A photo blog lets you share your travels with whomever you choose! People who aren’t in a position to travel will appreciate your photos from around the country or around the globe, and they’ll also appreciate your commentary on the photos and locale.
Is your extended family spread far and wide? If so, a photo blog lets them share in the special moments of your immediate family’s life. Post photos from school, holidays, sporting events, birthday parties and other special events. Remember, you should be able to choose who can see your photo blog, which is beneficial if you’re not comfortable with the whole world viewing your photos!
Pregnancy & Baby Book
Why not keep a photo diary of your pregnancy? It’s a beautiful way to preserve memories of your pregnancy and an easy way to share this time with family and friends who live away from you. And then once the baby is born, you can continue your photo blog with photos of the baby as he or she progresses into childhood.
A photo blog also serves as a type of storehouse for your favorite photos. Rather than store them yourself, you can rest assured that they are safe and secure on your photo blog. It’s like a Web-based photo album!
Whether you’re an amateur or accomplished photographer, a photo blog is a great way to showcase your talent… and you don’t really need any special computer or Web skills to do it. People from all walks of life appreciate fine photography and will enjoy sharing and commenting on your passion.
If you’re instructing people how to perform a complicated task, show them with step-by-step photos on a photo blog! Most people grasp instructions more easily when they actually have a visual to follow.
What to Look for in a Photo Blog Hosting Service
There are many online hosting services that make creating a photo blog a piece of cake, but there are some things you should look for:
What’s the cost? Many very good hosting services are absolutely FREE, so be sure to weigh all of your options.
Can you control access to your photo blog? You should be able to choose whether your photo blog has public access or whether you want to restrict access to only those you choose.
How much space will you have for your blog? Most reputable hosting services offer unlimited space.
Can your photo blog’s readers post comments? This may not be important to you, but if it is, be sure to check.
Is your photo blog password protected? If not, you should probably look for another provider.
There are many ways to put a photo blog to good use. Take the plunge and start one today – you’ll soon discover how convenient, fun and inspiring they can be!
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