As you know, I’m a huge fan of blogging, especially in preference to social media, and I’ve written a number of articles about how and why I blog.
In the last couple of weeks I’ve come across three new blogs and started following, and have greatly enjoyed the posts so far.
All three I feel are in some ways on similar pathways to me, which means it’s likely you’ll find some common ground with them too.
Yuri’s blog has been around a while, but has seen something of a rebirth recently, as like many, Yuri has found social media sites like Instagram to be lacking in terms of community. In his words – “let’s face it, the communication on Instagram is pretty much non-existent”.
What I really appreciate about this site, aside from the photographs and thoughtful writing, is that Yuri completely gets that his blog is about photography, so it looks like it was designed by someone with a strong visual sense.
In fact it’s one of the best examples I’ve seen of a photo blog that makes it beautifully easy for the reader to immerse themselves in the work, without clutter, distraction, social media littered over the pages, photos that are too tiny, or, my worst bugbear, ads everywhere.
If you want to see how good a photography blog can look (and how simple this is) look no further than Yuri’s.
Jason was building up a good following with his Tyrannosaurus Fir blog, before, as I understand, some technical hitches late last year meant he needed to rebuild the site.
It’s now renamed Darts and Letters, but the old posts are still there are well worth rummaging through.
Though Jason makes some lovely photos amongst the very scenic part of North America he resides in, I enjoy his writing even more, which I would describe as honestly tender, and emotively ramshackle, especially his recollections about his adventures with his sons.
I hope he would take this as huge compliment.
Andrew’s site is genuinely very new, the oldest post is from 6 Feb this year. The clever name of the blog is subtitled “My journey of philosophy through photography”, which in many ways is what I could call 35hunter too.
It feels like we’re on a similar pathway, hunting for many of the same things.
Off to an excellent and thought provoking start, Lens Taoism is one of the blogs I now look most forward to seeing new posts on. His photography is lovely too, I especially like the nature triptychs, like the one on his introductory essay.
Photography blogging is alive and well in 2020.
I hope you’ll be encouraged to perhaps repurpose some of the time spent swiping through hundreds of social media posts on autopilot, and instead use it to follow and support genuinely interesting and thoughtful photographers and writers like Yuri, Jason and Andrew.
Which blogs would you recommend we check out?
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