My photography blog in 2017 - a reality check on what I have just written having thought about it


The other day I finished a post entitled

"The things I am going to write about in my photography blog in 2017".

I came up with 43 different blog posts in a month.

Why?

Why do I have to do everything in the same month?

The short answer is that I don't.

So I won't.

I forgot one little thing in putting together my schedule.

Stuff happens.

And when it does what do I do?

Write about it. And publish it on my blog. The schedule I have come up with has taken my blog too far the other way, to a planned, structured scheduled piece of work.

I told you I thought about stuff too much didn’t I?

My blog needs to work for me, not the other way round. Posting a daily blog is absolutely fine, and I enjoy doing it (yes I really do), but the content of my blog needs to be about me and my personality. The content needs to be fresh and about what is happening. Sure I schedule some posts in advance but not every post.

Scheduling this post for this day and that post for that day is not spontaneous. It becomes mechanical. Too structured.

There are things I want to continue to do on my blog. I want to force myself to produce new work, as this serves various needs within my photography business.

So this is what I am going to do.

There we weekly subjects in my blog that I want to continue to write about.

  • My Image of the Week
  • Lightroom Quick Tip of the Week

And then there are monthly, more in depth subjects

  • Lightroom
  • My Lightroom Catalogue
  • Photoshop
  • Luminosity masks – my big thing for 2017

And then there is business stuff

  • Stock photography
  • My website/ marketing
  • Commercial stuff
  • Photography Equipment

And then there are the new images.

And there are other things which I will put in the category “other things”.

I think this might work. I have eight monthly subjects, two weekly subjects and some other stuff.

A bit of structure but not as rigid or demanding. I have aims but not the constraints. Well the constraint is that I cover all these things within a calendar month.

And I have the space and freedom to write about things when I want to.

This works better for me. And I have no doubt this will evolve over the next 12 months, but it gives me a starting point and a framework I am happy with.

So head back to my blog in 2017 for new and improved daily content!

Rick McEvoy Photography Blog

Tuesday 20th December 2016