5 Reasons Why Every Photographer Should Have a Blog

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I had no idea what I was doing when I created this website. I knew I wanted to share my work, but I also knew I wanted to share my thoughts as well. I went with SquareSpace as my website host of choice due to their beautiful and simplistic templates, they also offered options for both photo sharing and blogging. What I didn’t know was that I had to choose which one would be the focal point of my site. Squarespace, though great, has its limitations, chances are if you pick a template with an awesome gallery the blog will lack in features and vice versa.

My first template was in fact, photo-centric… I’m not sure if that’s the word I actually wanted to use, but the template allowed me to display images in a beautiful way. The blog, on the other hand, was awful, it wouldn’t let places images in my header and my entire blog post was available to the reader without them even clicking on the title. I hated that, but I loved the way my portfolio looked.

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