So, you know how I’ve been telling you for a while now that blogging need not be a complicated affair? I’ve featured some really great blogs so far, many of which really showcase the use of images as the backbone of their blogging experience.
Again, it doesn’t have to be about big, long wordy posts. If you have a camera, you could be sitting on a blogging goldmine. Just by taking images of you local environment, you’ll discover a world of material, perfect for keeping your blog up-to-date. For example, check out this blog from Rachael Poklitar, the brilliant mind behind ladylikeness. Here’s some images from a recent post of hers:
This is a perfect example of blogging with images. A short paragraph or two followed by Rachael’s fantastic images. These are so breathtaking, serene and captivating. Just as a blog post should be.
I asked Rachael about her blogging methods and this is what she told me:
I find that my “eye” and decent sense of composition makes up for my lack of technical photography skills…I’m still learning!
I usually take pictures around my neighbourhood and in or around Winnipeg, Manitoba where I live. I really love my city, and I want people to see it in all of its eccentric glory. I love taking pictures of things that aren’t typically pretty, things I think are funny, and things that other people may not notice. I also love documenting how humans alter cities (ie. grafitti, little notes, street art). I’m very inspired by the beauty in imperfection, which explains my attraction to DIY, art, and to my city. That and people, who probably inspire me the most. I can’t get enough of hearing everyday people’s personal stories! I’d love to take more pictures of people.
I’m working on writing more on my blog, but I’ve been keeping my text quite short. I find that when I read other blogs, I like to read some personal thoughts from the blogger (not a novel) and also see some well-done pictures. That’s what I’m trying to do. I’m glad people are enjoying it!
Now, maybe you feel you don’t have the time for a long post. Could you take one image and do a small caption? How about posting a single image and asking your readers to caption it? The second option is a pretty good idea, but if folks don’t leave comments, you might find yourself getting discouraged. That’s pretty understandable. One way to find comments for a post of this type is to share it on your social media accounts. I’ve noticed that posting on Twitter & Facebook, and specifically asking for feedback works.
No matter what method you prefer, taking pictures of your local area and using them for the basis of your daily posts is a great idea. What do you think? Could you use this method for your daily posts? Any suggestions for taking pictures in your local area? Let us know in the comments below. Be sure to let Rachael know how much you enjoyed her images on Twitter. Thanks Rachael!