Hangout on Air: Building a Successful Photo Blog

David Hobby and Patrick Smith discuss how to build a successful blog and engage with your community of followers.
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19 Responses to Hangout on Air: Building a Successful Photo Blog

  • Jan Erik Edvartsen says:

    I’ve watched all your excellent videos but I can’t seem to remember your
    desk being clutter free. Hehe. Anyways, keep up the good work. Ted. Love
    your channel.

  • Dylan Paulus says:

    Time to get my coder hat on! Thanks for the videos Ted!

  • dachevashe says:

    First. What’s up with you studio, Ted? Looks a bit cluttered there 😀

  • theartofphotography says:

    @dachevashe I’m moving this weekend – its a mess right now… 😉

  • helinophoto says:

    I think blogspot is better than wordpress because you are allowed to use
    bigger photos, for free, that was really the showstopper for me with
    wordpress.

  • ary bangka says:

    Did you catch our Hangout on Air this week? Thanks to +David Hobby +Patrick
    Smith and everyone who sent in questions, we had a great discussion about
    blogging, photography, and how to build a following for your blog (photo or
    otherwise). For those of you who couldn’t join us, here are just a few
    quick highlights from the Hangout:

    1. *Blog about a niche topic.* If there’s one very specific topic you’re
    passionate about, that should be the focus of your blog. Having a narrow
    focus will help to distinguish you from other bloggers and to attract
    viewers who are interested in that specific topic.
    2. *Consistency is key.* If possible, avoid publishing a bunch of posts at
    once and then disappearing for a few weeks. That might leave readers
    wondering if blog is still active. David suggests keeping an ideas list (
    http://goo.gl/o25dt) so you always have some topics to fall back on when
    inspiration is low.
    3. *Preload your blog with content before publicizing.* If you’re creating
    a new blog, have a nice chunk of content published before you start
    publicizing it. You only get one chance at a first impression.

    If you get a chance to watch the video and found something else inspiring
    or interesting from David and Patrick’s discussion, please post it via
    comments.

  • aboy alainga says:

    Did you catch our Hangout on Air this week? Thanks to +David Hobby +Patrick
    Smith and everyone who sent in questions, we had a great discussion about
    blogging, photography, and how to build a following for your blog (photo or
    otherwise). For those of you who couldn’t join us, here are just a few
    quick highlights from the Hangout:

    1. *Blog about a niche topic.* If there’s one very specific topic you’re
    passionate about, that should be the focus of your blog. Having a narrow
    focus will help to distinguish you from other bloggers and to attract
    viewers who are interested in that specific topic.
    2. *Consistency is key.* If possible, avoid publishing a bunch of posts at
    once and then disappearing for a few weeks. That might leave readers
    wondering if blog is still active. David suggests keeping an ideas list (
    http://goo.gl/o25dt) so you always have some topics to fall back on when
    inspiration is low.
    3. *Preload your blog with content before publicizing.* If you’re creating
    a new blog, have a nice chunk of content published before you start
    publicizing it. You only get one chance at a first impression.

    If you get a chance to watch the video and found something else inspiring
    or interesting from David and Patrick’s discussion, please post it via
    comments.

  • Ivan Achlaqullah says:

    Did you catch our Hangout on Air this week? Thanks to +David Hobby +Patrick
    Smith and everyone who sent in questions, we had a great discussion about
    blogging, photography, and how to build a following for your blog (photo or
    otherwise). For those of you who couldn’t join us, here are just a few
    quick highlights from the Hangout:

    1. *Blog about a niche topic.* If there’s one very specific topic you’re
    passionate about, that should be the focus of your blog. Having a narrow
    focus will help to distinguish you from other bloggers and to attract
    viewers who are interested in that specific topic.
    2. *Consistency is key.* If possible, avoid publishing a bunch of posts at
    once and then disappearing for a few weeks. That might leave readers
    wondering if blog is still active. David suggests keeping an ideas list (
    http://goo.gl/o25dt) so you always have some topics to fall back on when
    inspiration is low.
    3. *Preload your blog with content before publicizing.* If you’re creating
    a new blog, have a nice chunk of content published before you start
    publicizing it. You only get one chance at a first impression.

    If you get a chance to watch the video and found something else inspiring
    or interesting from David and Patrick’s discussion, please post it via
    comments.

  • Md. Hossain says:

    Did you catch our Hangout on Air this week? Thanks to +David Hobby +Patrick
    Smith and everyone who sent in questions, we had a great discussion about
    blogging, photography, and how to build a following for your blog (photo or
    otherwise). For those of you who couldn’t join us, here are just a few
    quick highlights from the Hangout:

    1. *Blog about a niche topic.* If there’s one very specific topic you’re
    passionate about, that should be the focus of your blog. Having a narrow
    focus will help to distinguish you from other bloggers and to attract
    viewers who are interested in that specific topic.
    2. *Consistency is key.* If possible, avoid publishing a bunch of posts at
    once and then disappearing for a few weeks. That might leave readers
    wondering if blog is still active. David suggests keeping an ideas list (
    http://goo.gl/o25dt) so you always have some topics to fall back on when
    inspiration is low.
    3. *Preload your blog with content before publicizing.* If you’re creating
    a new blog, have a nice chunk of content published before you start
    publicizing it. You only get one chance at a first impression.

    If you get a chance to watch the video and found something else inspiring
    or interesting from David and Patrick’s discussion, please post it via
    comments.

  • Darin R. McClure says:

    Did you catch our Hangout on Air this week? Thanks to +David Hobby +Patrick
    Smith and everyone who sent in questions, we had a great discussion about
    blogging, photography, and how to build a following for your blog (photo or
    otherwise). For those of you who couldn’t join us, here are just a few
    quick highlights from the Hangout:

    1. *Blog about a niche topic.* If there’s one very specific topic you’re
    passionate about, that should be the focus of your blog. Having a narrow
    focus will help to distinguish you from other bloggers and to attract
    viewers who are interested in that specific topic.
    2. *Consistency is key.* If possible, avoid publishing a bunch of posts at
    once and then disappearing for a few weeks. That might leave readers
    wondering if blog is still active. David suggests keeping an ideas list (
    http://goo.gl/o25dt) so you always have some topics to fall back on when
    inspiration is low.
    3. *Preload your blog with content before publicizing.* If you’re creating
    a new blog, have a nice chunk of content published before you start
    publicizing it. You only get one chance at a first impression.

    If you get a chance to watch the video and found something else inspiring
    or interesting from David and Patrick’s discussion, please post it via
    comments.

  • Mikael Hamre says:

    Did you catch our Hangout on Air this week? Thanks to +David Hobby +Patrick
    Smith and everyone who sent in questions, we had a great discussion about
    blogging, photography, and how to build a following for your blog (photo or
    otherwise). For those of you who couldn’t join us, here are just a few
    quick highlights from the Hangout:

    1. *Blog about a niche topic.* If there’s one very specific topic you’re
    passionate about, that should be the focus of your blog. Having a narrow
    focus will help to distinguish you from other bloggers and to attract
    viewers who are interested in that specific topic.
    2. *Consistency is key.* If possible, avoid publishing a bunch of posts at
    once and then disappearing for a few weeks. That might leave readers
    wondering if blog is still active. David suggests keeping an ideas list (
    http://goo.gl/o25dt) so you always have some topics to fall back on when
    inspiration is low.
    3. *Preload your blog with content before publicizing.* If you’re creating
    a new blog, have a nice chunk of content published before you start
    publicizing it. You only get one chance at a first impression.

    If you get a chance to watch the video and found something else inspiring
    or interesting from David and Patrick’s discussion, please post it via
    comments.

  • Muhammad Mubasher Khawar says:

    Did you catch our Hangout on Air this week? Thanks to +David Hobby +Patrick
    Smith and everyone who sent in questions, we had a great discussion about
    blogging, photography, and how to build a following for your blog (photo or
    otherwise). For those of you who couldn’t join us, here are just a few
    quick highlights from the Hangout:

    1. *Blog about a niche topic.* If there’s one very specific topic you’re
    passionate about, that should be the focus of your blog. Having a narrow
    focus will help to distinguish you from other bloggers and to attract
    viewers who are interested in that specific topic.
    2. *Consistency is key.* If possible, avoid publishing a bunch of posts at
    once and then disappearing for a few weeks. That might leave readers
    wondering if blog is still active. David suggests keeping an ideas list (
    http://goo.gl/o25dt) so you always have some topics to fall back on when
    inspiration is low.
    3. *Preload your blog with content before publicizing.* If you’re creating
    a new blog, have a nice chunk of content published before you start
    publicizing it. You only get one chance at a first impression.

    If you get a chance to watch the video and found something else inspiring
    or interesting from David and Patrick’s discussion, please post it via
    comments.

  • KINGRY LEE says:

    Did you catch our Hangout on Air this week? Thanks to +David Hobby +Patrick
    Smith and everyone who sent in questions, we had a great discussion about
    blogging, photography, and how to build a following for your blog (photo or
    otherwise). For those of you who couldn’t join us, here are just a few
    quick highlights from the Hangout:

    1. *Blog about a niche topic.* If there’s one very specific topic you’re
    passionate about, that should be the focus of your blog. Having a narrow
    focus will help to distinguish you from other bloggers and to attract
    viewers who are interested in that specific topic.
    2. *Consistency is key.* If possible, avoid publishing a bunch of posts at
    once and then disappearing for a few weeks. That might leave readers
    wondering if blog is still active. David suggests keeping an ideas list (
    http://goo.gl/o25dt) so you always have some topics to fall back on when
    inspiration is low.
    3. *Preload your blog with content before publicizing.* If you’re creating
    a new blog, have a nice chunk of content published before you start
    publicizing it. You only get one chance at a first impression.

    If you get a chance to watch the video and found something else inspiring
    or interesting from David and Patrick’s discussion, please post it via
    comments.

  • Pooja Srinivas says:

    Did you catch our Hangout on Air this week? Thanks to +David Hobby +Patrick
    Smith and everyone who sent in questions, we had a great discussion about
    blogging, photography, and how to build a following for your blog (photo or
    otherwise). For those of you who couldn’t join us, here are just a few
    quick highlights from the Hangout:

    1. *Blog about a niche topic.* If there’s one very specific topic you’re
    passionate about, that should be the focus of your blog. Having a narrow
    focus will help to distinguish you from other bloggers and to attract
    viewers who are interested in that specific topic.
    2. *Consistency is key.* If possible, avoid publishing a bunch of posts at
    once and then disappearing for a few weeks. That might leave readers
    wondering if blog is still active. David suggests keeping an ideas list (
    http://goo.gl/o25dt) so you always have some topics to fall back on when
    inspiration is low.
    3. *Preload your blog with content before publicizing.* If you’re creating
    a new blog, have a nice chunk of content published before you start
    publicizing it. You only get one chance at a first impression.

    If you get a chance to watch the video and found something else inspiring
    or interesting from David and Patrick’s discussion, please post it via
    comments.

  • Mike Allton says:

    Did you catch our Hangout on Air this week? Thanks to +David Hobby +Patrick
    Smith and everyone who sent in questions, we had a great discussion about
    blogging, photography, and how to build a following for your blog (photo or
    otherwise). For those of you who couldn’t join us, here are just a few
    quick highlights from the Hangout:

    1. *Blog about a niche topic.* If there’s one very specific topic you’re
    passionate about, that should be the focus of your blog. Having a narrow
    focus will help to distinguish you from other bloggers and to attract
    viewers who are interested in that specific topic.
    2. *Consistency is key.* If possible, avoid publishing a bunch of posts at
    once and then disappearing for a few weeks. That might leave readers
    wondering if blog is still active. David suggests keeping an ideas list (
    http://goo.gl/o25dt) so you always have some topics to fall back on when
    inspiration is low.
    3. *Preload your blog with content before publicizing.* If you’re creating
    a new blog, have a nice chunk of content published before you start
    publicizing it. You only get one chance at a first impression.

    If you get a chance to watch the video and found something else inspiring
    or interesting from David and Patrick’s discussion, please post it via
    comments.

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  • 泰较 says:

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  • Blogger says:

    Did you catch our Hangout on Air this week? Thanks to +David Hobby +Patrick
    Smith and everyone who sent in questions, we had a great discussion about
    blogging, photography, and how to build a following for your blog (photo or
    otherwise). For those of you who couldn’t join us, here are just a few
    quick highlights from the Hangout:

    1. *Blog about a niche topic.* If there’s one very specific topic you’re
    passionate about, that should be the focus of your blog. Having a narrow
    focus will help to distinguish you from other bloggers and to attract
    viewers who are interested in that specific topic.
    2. *Consistency is key.* If possible, avoid publishing a bunch of posts at
    once and then disappearing for a few weeks. That might leave readers
    wondering if blog is still active. David suggests keeping an ideas list (
    http://goo.gl/o25dt) so you always have some topics to fall back on when
    inspiration is low.
    3. *Preload your blog with content before publicizing.* If you’re creating
    a new blog, have a nice chunk of content published before you start
    publicizing it. You only get one chance at a first impression.

    If you get a chance to watch the video and found something else inspiring
    or interesting from David and Patrick’s discussion, please post it via
    comments.

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