Blog Baby Blog

by | Jan 31, 2011 | Strictly Business Blog

I have had a blog for the past 3 years.  Ok, so it’s a photoblog, but its purpose is similar.  Every week I post a new photo with a few short sentences below it.  If I don’t have anything to share from a job, I shoot a personal piece and post that.  Doing this serves the following purposes:

-It’s good for my SEO.  Since the blog is fed through my homepage, it provides dynamic content on that page.  This helps convince Google that my website deserves a higher ranking.

-It’s a way of reaching out.  Each post automatically shows up on the P2 Photography fan page of Facebook as well as on Digg, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn and in my subscribers inbox.  It’s a way to keep in touch and generate new interest all in one.  And it’s a visual reminder to my previous clients that I’m still out there.

-It keeps me shooting.  I will fully admit that while I have many grandiose ideas for personal projects, many do not receive the time or attention they deserve once I get busy.  Fulfilling the commitment of one photo a week is a task that is manageable, and it has resulted in some cool personal work.

A photoblog is a nice intro to the world of blogging.  Combine it with informational posts if you’ve got something to say.  It is a simple and effective way to reach out to your community, your peers and your clients.