Lemme just say, I don't want to act like I know "everything" about blogging or that I am trying to tell you what to do...This post is simply passing along some advice that I received, and showing you how I ran with that advice ;)
Some of the first advice I received when joined the blogosphere, was to make sure that my photo quality was NOT neglected. This made perfect sense to me because I know that when I am checking out a blog I want to:
A) be able to see them -not too small, not too dark.
B) see pops of color or at least a few enhancements, if necessary.
There are many ways to "tweak" your photos, and I honestly don't care which one you use. As a matter of fact, PLEASE diversify. Not every program can accomplish what I'm looking for, so now I shuffle through all of them. Instagram on the run, Pixlromatic for larger photos, Picnik.com* and/or Photoshop.
I haven't tackled Photoshop yet, but I plan on getting busy with it soon enough.
This picture was lovely and subdued in the natural light, but I wanted it to pop, so I lightened it and turned up the saturation, just a bit. With this improvement, it illustrated my point better.
|As seen in: Bala'more|
And brighten up a winter day easily:
|As seen in: Colorado Is VERY Dog Friendly|
Although, it's not just about the color...You want to jazz them up with text, illustrations, and formatting.
|As seen in: V-day Recap|
Not gonna lie- I do think this border is SUPER CHEESY, but I couldn't resist <3
Illustrate your pet's voice:
(If you are like me- you know exactly what is going through your dog's mind!)
|As seen in: Weiser Check-In|
And your photos can tell the story, which will entertain your followers and entice new ones.
|As seen in: Fat Tuesday|
It could be as fancy as this:
|As see in: Veggie-fied Meatloaf:|
Or as clean as this:
|Recipe to be posted soon!|
Some Blogs choose one style of photos and stick to the theme, but thus far- I have had too much fun experimenting. I don't want to limit myself, and like to allow my creative juices to flow!
We can still be friends if you don't edit your photos, but I just want you to know how easy it is.
Knowledge is power ;)
*Picnik is "closing", BUT it is still somehow merging with Google, so you should still be able to accomplish everything- just in a new setting.