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five tips for blogging


Since it’s Friday, I thought I’d use today’s “tips” post about blogging! Blogging is something that I’ve really worked hard on this year, and I think I’m doing pretty good with it so far! I am not an expert by any means, so what I’m sharing with you is just what has worked for me! Take it or leave it, the choice is yours 🙂

#1. Pick a consistency, and stick with it.

Blogging isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay! However, if you are going to blog, I think that you should figure out how many times you want to blog in a week or a month and then stick to it! If you only blog once a week, that’s fine! But make it consistent, that way your readers who follow your blog can rely on at least one post a week. If they don’t ever know when you are going to be posting, then they are less likely to check in on your posts 🙂 I work really hard to blog 4-5 times a week, Monday through Friday, and I have themes for each day to help me plan out my blog calendar for the month.

#2. Share blog posts to social media.

I know that some of my posts would probably never be seen if I did not post them to my facebook page! Don’t just leave it sitting on your blog, share it with the world! Unless it’s a post that you don’t really care to shout from the rooftops, then I can see why you wouldn’t share it on social media. It’s just another way to continue getting your name out there. Also, if you have a website, put a link to your blog on your website. The same goes for your blog, put a link to your website on your blog!

#3. Don’t just blog about your specialty.

As a wedding photographer, I am not at that point where I can ONLY blog about weddings, and the reality is, I probably wouldn’t want to. I love sharing stories from my personal life, and recipes that I love, because then I think it gives people a feel for who I am as a person. They don’t just see me as a wedding photographer, but they see ME.

#4. Keep a blog and your website separate.

This is a personal one for me. I don’t use a blog as my website, because I blog about personal and fun things. If someone was checking out my work, and all I had was a blogsite, chances are the last post they see is not a wedding post. It’s probably a recipe, or a trip  I took, or something I’ve learned about life. I want them to see my work first, and not get turned off because the first thing they see isn’t necessarily my most recent work.

#5. Limit the number of photos you use.

I know that if you are a photographer, it is sooo tempting to put a billion photos on your blog from your most recent wedding. It’s hard to narrow them down! But, people will get bored. Instead, put 25 or 30 photos up (something I am STILL working on) and a link to more of their photos 🙂

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You can usually find me adding books to my never-ending “to read” list; challenging myself to do things like not shop for a year; sneaking crispy m+ms from my secret hiding spot so I don’t have to share them with my daughter; and melting over seeing my children smiling at each other.

Oh and I guess I should mention - I’m a seasoned Portland wedding photographer who provides not only kick-ass wedding photos, but also a meaningful and laid-back experience from the time you book to the delivery of your final images. 

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