Do you make photographs just for the sake of having something new to share on your blog?
Or do you blog when you’re ready, to share the photographs you’ve already made?
Mostly, when I’m out making photographs myself, I’m not thinking about this blog. I just want to find beautiful compositions, and enjoy whichever camera is currently in my hand.
Blogging comes later, sharing experiences and thoughts of and around photography, with a few of my own photos to break up the text and hopefully enrich the blog a little visually.
I’ve often heard other photography bloggers comment that they have committed to a certain schedule of new posts, then feel they have to take and share photos, just for the sake of having something new to post.
Which I don’t feel is ever going to be the best place to start in making your best work.
If your photography blog is predominantly about sharing your best photos, then surely it’s better to wait until you next have such photos you’re proud of and keen to share?
But then what if this only happens once every fortnight, every month, every three months?
Is it better to post often with something, just to remind your readers you’re still there?
I don’t find myself with this dilemma, because as I said, this blog is not purely a showcase for my own images, it’s a place to share some of my thoughts and adventures, and encourage you to share yours too.
I’m quite happy to delve into my archives for an image to illustrate a post, and don’t feel I always need a brand new photo to be able to publish a new post.
Where do you stand on this?
If you blog yourself, do you ever share a less than spectacular image or two – something “good enough” – just to have something to share? Or are you happy to wait until you have something you’re really proud of, and then post?
As a blog reader, would you rather bloggers shared only their best stuff when they’re ready, even if that’s far less frequent? Or post more regularly, even if sometimes (perhaps even often) what they share is far from their best work?
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