Wow, I had a blast speaking at WordCamp Los Angeles 2013 (WCLAX) explaining how to set up your own photo blog. Thank you all so much!
I described my talk as such on the WordCamp LA site:
Refusing to tie your content into third–party services like Instagram, Flickr, or Google+? Setup your own photo blog — no developer needed! You’ll learn how to organize your photos on your blog, look into image processing, and even delve a tiny bit into image metadata and copyright.
I just uploaded my Keynote slides to Scribd
, but some slides are messed up.
If you’d like me to clarify anything, leave a comment here or send me an email through my contact form (especially if another service is better). I’m happy to discuss things over.
Thanks for your encouragement before and after my talk, listening to my thoughts and suggestions. Also, I wanted to give a special thanks to my wife, Amy, for being super helpful with preparing and rehearsing — and choosing cute photos of our cats.
I’m setting a few guidelines for my blog this year. If I don’t, it’ll be easy to neglect All Narfed Up for another year.
- Post at least three times a week. I’m in favor of quality over quantity, and scared to hold myself to one per day. I’m going to aim for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
- Categorize and tag my posts. I have over 1,500 uncategorized posts from the move to WordPress.com, so a target of 15-20 per day should get those organized in a few months. (Quick Edit will be my friend.)
- Share long form articles. I think I’m a heavy Instapaper user. Rather than configure Instapaper to post my likes to Twitter, I’ll link to those here with a short quote that caught my eye.
Furthermore, if you’d like me to write about something, head over to my contact page and bug me about it. I appreciate the ideas!
The latest trend for most of my posts are my photos. (After all, this is a photoblog.) I’d like to take that further, but I need your help.
Do you have any questions about my photography from the past year that you’d like me to discuss in depth?
I’ll use those questions as fuel for future blog posts in the coming months.
Several ways to reply: comment or email.
P.S. I know about Skribit, but I’m not sure I want a permanent widget in the footer of the website.