Lately I am beginning to question whether Blogging is now becoming a thing of the past… especially with the rise of Social Media and the fact that you can now create Facebook and Google+ Pages to promote your images.
I don’t know about you but lately I am finding it hard to find something to write about… Of course I could go into the lengths and depths of how I processed the photo but that is taking my time away from processing photographs.
One thing I do know… I don’t want to be tied to a computer screen all day … writing posts and I do feel guilty if I only post an image… with no content. How do you feel? Is Blogging taking over your life? Would you prefer to be processing photos and even better.. being out there getting shots… rather than sitting at a desk thinking of something to write?
Anyway… is showcasing your work on a Portfolio a way to work… and then do the occasional blog post highlighting what you have worked on during the week?
A little while ago… after reading a blog post (and don’t ask me where) I realised that if you have any Adobe Products including the Photography Package, you can create a Portfolio for FREE.
And when you create your Portfolio you can also publish your work to Behance.
Using a Portfolio to me seems a whole lot easier.. I just upload the images to my Adobe Portfolio and then it will automatically publish my work to Behance.
You also have the benefit of having using your own Personal Domain for your Adobe Portfolio … mine is ryanphotography.website.
Setting up your Portfolio on Adobe is easy… and even though the theme choice is limited you can customise any of the themes by changing font’s, colours and adding backgrounds. I am still working on my Portfolio at the moment… and I am just learning how to customise the actual layout… I am sure it will change within the next few days.
Social Media is a great way to promote your work… and WordPress does a good job of sending your posts to Facebook, Google+, Twitter etc but one thing Facebook doesn’t do properly is promote links. I have found if I upload a photograph it has a far greater reach than publishing a link to a blog post.
I think for the time being, I will cut down my actual blogging time and work on my Portfolio and maybe give Google+ and our Facebook Page at little more of my time rather than posting links to photographs.
Anyway if you do have the Adobe Photography package and you are only using Social Media to showcase your work… don’t forget you can create a free Portfolio showcasing your images. It is one little feature that I didn’t know existed until I read that blog post.
You can also add links to your Portfolio that will direct viewers to your Blog or any other website you may be using… for instance, selling your work on FineArt America or Etsy…