It's no secret that I'm not a fan of the whole concept of "likes" online. My general view is that if you do indeed genuinely like a blog post or a photograph, in the traditional sense of the word, then leave a comment to let its creator know. Just clicking "like" takes so little effort… Continue reading Why You Should Stop Liking Everyone
An interesting recent post on one of the blogs I enjoy most, talked about social media and self control in this new decade. It led me to think more about my own online presence as a photographer, what I'm happy with, and what I might like to change this year. So this is how my… Continue reading What Does Your Online Presence Look Like As A Photographer In 2020?
As I've spoken about a number of times before, I've been a Flickr user since 2009, and greatly appreciate and enjoy its features. My favourites include - The ability to use tags and albums to easily organise your photos. Unlimited storage for Pro users, which I've used from early on, and means I've been using… Continue reading The Flickr Revival Is On!
Recently I talked about publishing every 36 hours and the pros and cons of doing so. Some of the conversations sparked off other ideas along this topic I thought were worth exploring more. Specifically, how blogs are still compared to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and considered perhaps outdated or past… Continue reading Why We Should Stop Comparing Blogs to Social Media
When blogs began, one of their much trumpeted benefits over a static website was being constantly updated with fresh content. The print analogy was that a blog is like an ongoing subscription to newspaper or magazine articles, with something new delivered every day or two, rather than a book published 5 years ago that then sits… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Enjoy Blogs More Than Ever