Just a few minutes ago, I was reminiscing on my old blog Wack-A-Doodle-Doos, as I often do. I was reading my old photostory series and looking at my pictures and quality in general and I thought it would be fun to make a post about what I have learned in the multiple years of my blogging experience.
1. Oh, the joy of taking pictures outside.
When I first began taking pictures for my blog, they were all at night (for some weird reason, I have no idea) and they were all INSIDE. Inside photography is an art that I did not even understand, or even know was an art!XD I took photoshoots of my dolls on my couch, during nighttime while we watched movies. And my picture quality was terrible-
This was in one of my more early on stages of blogging. First off, here's a little tip- NEVER USE FLASH ON YOUR PHOTOS IF YOU ARE IN A DARK ROOM! Even better, DON'T TAKE PICTURES IN A DARK ROOM!
(If you are going to take pictures inside, I'd recommend taking them during the day. There is some sort of magical balance of light that I am still confused by, so don't worry if you take pictures inside during the day and they don't turn out well, for me, it's some sort of 50/50 chance!XD LOL!;D)
I took this picture also during the early stages of my blogging. Literally, DAYS after I took the first photo. I took the picture out on a clear day, not in the harsh sunlight or in dramatic shade, and automatically, the photos look a million times better.
So, I would recommend, for better pictures, taking pictures outside in a well shaded spot that still has good lighting. It barely ever is something that happens like *snap*, but it will probably help the beginnings of beautiful pictures down the line. Just keep practicing and experimenting and it will help your pictures.:)
2. Grammar. GRAMMAR. OH MY GOSH, GRAMMAR!!!
I-I...you have no idea how much this annoys me.
i relly like ag stuff. its SOOOOO cut i relly want the sprkly purs & boots yea im defiantly gunna ask 4 it 4 xmas.
I really like all of AG's stuff. It's so cute! I really want the sparkly purse and boots. Yeah, I'm definitely going to ask for it for Christmas.
Which one is easier to read?
"rita Y dont u clean ur room mor? heather asked i just dont wanna! she replied
(Can you even tell who said what? Without quotation marks, punctuation, and capitalization, it's just a ton of mush. And please don't use short-hands! It's looks unprofessional and makes your blog seem very childish.)
"Rita, why don't you clean your room more?" Heather asked.
"I just don't want to!" She replied.
(Much better right?)
I would recommend staying focused during grammar class (there's a reason for it!;D) but sometimes you'll just have to grow up and learn more and get more experience!:)
3. Comment on other people's blogs.
This will definitely help your blog become more popular. Search the web, go down the rabbit trail of links on bloggers' BLOGS I LOVE page. COMMENT. It will make your name get out there, and if you're super nice-
(is this only me or am I just shallow?XD)
-people will want to check out your blog! Follow blogs, be nice, be yourself, offer something new, create something no one has ever heard of, make interesting posts, etc.:)
That's all the advice I can think of right now. Most of it comes from experience and learning and such, but one of the most important things is for you to love all of the posts you are making. If you don't enjoy it, don't do it. (Unless it's chores. Or school. Or responsibilities of any kind.XD)
I hope this helped you with your blogging! And please don't feel offended by this, it's just something I thought might be useful!;)