Many photographers today tend to turn to photo blogging in order to gain a following. There are tons of ways to do this, but to run a successful photo blog you’re going to need a few staple things. The first thing that you’ll need is a social networking presence. Utilizing the wide variety of social networking platforms, you can easily reach out to a large number of new viewers. Some of the more popular websites include Flickr, Tumblr, and Dailybooth.
Flickr is definitely at the forefront of photo blogging websites. Once you upload your photos to flickr they will be available for anyone to see, comment on, and favorite. The “Explore” feature on Flickr also provides such a vast search structure that it becomes fairly easy for many people to stumble upon your picture.
Tumblr, although not explicitly a photo-sharing website, can be incredibly useful in your photo blogging career. The website allows you to post your photo with a wide variety of tags that will open it up for various in-site search engines while also posting it for all of your followers to see. Even better, if someone sees your photo and decides that they enjoy it, they can “reblog” it which will, in turn, post it for all of their followers as well. Due to these features your photos can end up being seen by thousands of people in a matter of hours.
Dailybooth is another website
One of the most important things for you to do to ensure success in your photo blogging career, is to make friends and connections all over the net. The more people that you talk to on different sites, the more people you’ll get to actually look at your photos. Additionally this can help you in the long run if they also run a successful photo blogging site, as they might choose to promote you in the future. Shooting someone a nice compliment and starting up a conversation with them on Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, etc will most definitely garner you some important attention and perhaps even help you make some connections. Try to keep in mind that the more social presence you acquire, the larger your audience will become.
As with most forms of blogging, the best way to ensure some kind of success is to frequently post fresh content that will appeal to a large audience. If you do end up taking a few months or so off you risk losing potential new readers as well as your faithful old readers. Persistence and a well-defined schedule of when you will be posting could also help keep yourself organized while also ensuring that you yourself do not slip up.