For the last few weeks, I have had the honor of hosting a slew of wonderful guest bloggers – all of whom have some connection to the photography world.
Recent Guest Blog Posts
The Wedding Photography Industry: A Rebuttal
Holi, The Festival of Colors, In Utah
Photography Concentrate: Why We Teach?
Make Your Photos Sing (Part 1)
Make Your Photos Sing (Part 2)
Confessions Of An Emerging Professional Photographer
How To Grow Your Photography Business Without Pushing Customers Away?
When Did Teaching & Learning Photography Become Such A Controversy?
Dramatic Portrait Lighting For Photographers
Ethics & Etiquette For A Second Photographer
Concurrences: The Newly Global and the Eternal in South Asia
Why Would You Want To Guest Blog?
Very simply, Google loves it that you are present in spaces other than your own website. Links pointing back to your site from external sources is a GOOD thing, for you and me. You want to rank higher for keywords that are near and dear to you? Well, write a blog post using those keywords (as long as it has to do with photography I'll give it a fair shake), and the links back to your site will do its magic. This isn't some nefarious scheme to fool Google. It's an accepted practice where we can all win. So, do it!
Criteria Of Guest Blogger
Let me be frank – I am not looking for the next Hemingway. I just want to see writing and images that suggest you are serious about your craft and are committed to this journey with me. It's an exciting trip and I want you to come along.
I am always looking for photographers who can write, share their passion for photography in words and images. Are you one of them?
I have quite a few already writing their posts now and I am excited about revealing who they are what they have written. I am sure you will be just as thrilled when you read them here on Tiffinbox.
Here are some basic standards that you must meet:
1) Be a photographer (I need to see an online portfolio)
2) Already have a blog (again a link is necessary)
3) Should link back to your own blog post on Tiffinbox
4) Be able to write simply (minimum 500 words, that's about a page)
5) Submit 6-10 images that have a width of 500 px
6) Submit a 300×300 px portrait of yourself
7) Deliver the text file as a .txt file not .doc file
8) Be open to have your blog post critiqued
9) Respond to blog comments in a civil manner (see no-no's below)
– No posts/comments belittling other photographers – their work, their business models, their services or products
– No religion or political speak (don't want to have any flame wars on my site)
– No, you can't post anonymously
Topics To Write About
You may write about business, marketing, SEO, camera equipment … whatever that pushes your buttons or gets you really jazzed about photography.
Future Plans For This Site
In the next few weeks, I'll be setting up this site so that you can simply sign in and enter your post and upload your images. All I'll have to do is to hit “Publish.” Here's hoping it IS that simple!
Don't Wanna Blog, Then Comment Your Thoughts
Meanwhile, if you don't feel ready to blog here, but have been thinking about topics that are pertinent to your own business, mention it in the comments section below. It might just inspire someone who is reading this post to take it up and respond to YOU. How cool would that be to receive a customized blog post meant just for you?
I look forward to hearing from you all. Thank you!