Photo Blogging 101, Part 2

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Now that you’ve been snapping away, you’ll want to build your photographic following. WordPress.com has an excellent photo blogging community, which you can tap into by following these tips and tricks.

Tags, topics, and phloggers, oh my!

Tags work to connect your blog to the larger WordPress.com community, so you can see others who are writing, or photographing, the same subjects as you. By tagging your post as «Photography» or «Black and White,» your posts will be included in the respective Topic page so that other viewers can find your site. If you haven’t added tags to your posts before, you can learn how to do so here.

However, tags can be used for more than just bringing traffic to your site, but as a networking tool as well. As your photo blog grows, taking some time to look at other photo blogging sites can both help you to…

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Photo Blogging 101, Part 3

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Beyond developing your photo blog and cultivating devoted followers, how can you take your phlog to the next level? Here’s a few extra resources that can help you along the way.

Stay Organized

Using categories to divide your photographs by type is a great way to make it easier for visitors to navigate your site, especially as your portfolio of images continues to grow. For example, as you categorize photos as «Travel» or «Black and White,» you can then add those category pages to your site’s navigation bar. If you’re using your photo blog to generate business as a photographer, this means that someone who’s looking for some black and white images can easily take a look at your gallery of black and white photos. This guide explains how to add categories to your post, and you can follow these steps to add those category pages to your site’s menu.

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Spotlight on Street Photography Blogs

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Public places, candid snapshots, fleeting moments captured. That’s what street photography is all about, and the following eight blogs do it beautifully:

Jimmy on the Run


365 From the Archive


Über die Webbographie


Sami Alramyan


Without an H


Perpetuum Mobile


A Walk with My Camera


Bones, Mugs & Harmony

Feeling inspired? Create your own photoblog with one of our gorgeous photography themes, and check out these handy tips if you’re new to photoblogging. Or, start incorporating more photographs on your current blog by getting in on the weekly photo challenge over at The Daily Post.

Want more? Follow street photography in your reader to browse all the latest posts published on the topic across all of WordPress.com.

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