Blogging is a no where near as easy as taking great snap snots with a Canon S95.
The biggest blogging hurdle most photographers face is the four-letter word called “writing.” Most photographers find writing for publication difficult and scary. And blogging is publishing.
Don’t get me wrong. The technology of blogging is easy — just click “Publish.” And blogging just for fun — posting those vacation pics for folks back home — aint hard. But if you are photographer blogging in connection with professional efforts, you will likely face unexpected challenges, even if you’re mainly out to have fun.
No doubt you’ve heard that writing a blog post is as easy as writing an email. Hah! Good blogging requires approaching writing thoughtfully and, dang-it!, you don’t have a personal blog writing coach. What to do?
I always recommend that photographers jumping into (or stuck in) the blogosphere sign up for the daily email from Copyblogger. A premiere resource for crafting blog content, Copyblogger will dish you up fantastic writing tips, from how to manage writer’s block to how to write in an SEO-friendly manner.
Three Posts that Prove Copyblogger’s Is a Great Writing Coach:
Picking and Chosing from a Mixed Bag
Be warned: lots of the material published on Copyblogger is not geared for photographers trying to build a fan base. One content theme relates to making direct sales online, like 101 Ways to Make More Sales Online, and this likely won’t be of interest.
Some Copyblogger content will fascinate some photographers and bore others, like 50 Can’t-Fail Techniques for Finding Great Blog Topics.
This is why I suggest signing up for the email. More often than not you will want to just hit “Delete” and get on with your day. But every week or three Copyblogger will dish you up a gem that will improve your blog posts, which will make your professional blogging more successful and enjoyable, if not easy. Your professional focus your blogging voice and effort and your understanding of how to better project your presence into the blogosphere.