Whether you like it or not, social media plays a really important role in our like daily and as long as you don’t share or like or comment you will struggle to be seen.
One of the best ways to show people your photography work is to set up a photography blog and then promote it with the help of social media.
A blog is a place through which people from around the world can take a look at your work and understand your photography techniques and the things that inspire you. A blog also gives you the chance to talk about projects and share your knowledge with others who visit your blog.
How to set up your own blog
The best way to raise your social media standing is for you to make sure you link sites with one another and that is why it is good if you have only a blog.
2 of the best platforms available to you for setting up your blog are blogger.com and wordpress.com. Here you can setup a good blog for free. Both of these sites offer you many templates which make it easier for you to setup your blog.
You can buy a premium account. Doing so gives you access to even better templates and allows you to create your own URL. Creating a blog is quite easy but before you do so there are a few things you need to consider.
Firstly you need to make sure you post content that is related to your work. D not post irrelevant content since you will lose viewers. I would personally recommend setting up a self hosted blog on WordPress. I’d recommend Hostgator because that’s what I use to host all my sites (find coupons here), but if you’re not on a small budget then by all means, go for WpEngine. It costs a bit more but offers amazing services when it comes to wordpress sites.
Another thing to consider is the theme you choose. Since you will be making a photography blog your viewers would want to see more of images so make sure you choose your template accordingly.
Things you should Post on your blog
If you want to create a good blog then you need to ensure that you post good relevant information related to your work. A good blog post needs to have at least 500-1000 words. Make you sure you do not ramble about unwanted things in your blog posts.
You will also have to learn SEO. Search engine love blogs and you put the right keywords in the right places you can rank well. Just makes sure you do not put in keywords unnecessarily.
Adding too many keywords can result in a lower ranking. Add images and video on your blog to improve ranking.
How to get your blog noticed
If you have a photography blog obviously you would want people to see it and for that you will have to make your blog get noticed.
For it to get noticed you will firstly have to link your blog to all your social media accounts such as Facebook, twitter etc. Blogger and WordPress both provide social media buttons for linking and sharing. Make sure you add them.
Each time a post is liked or commented on, it will appear on your timeline and all your friends will be able to see it and thus your blog will get noticed.