Lots of you love including photos in your posts — our weekly photo challenges remain the most popular part of The Daily Post — so it’s high time we profiled a photoblogger! Meet Shew, the eagle-eyed photographer behind Phoblography, and read on for her tips for capturing the perfect shot, gear recommendations, and why knowing how to use a camera is only 25% of the story.
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In the run-up to the Academy Awards this weekend, we thought we’d take a look at some film bloggers this week. Let’s kick things off with ten questions for Canadian Cinephile, also known as Jordan. Jordan’s clean, bold, focused site showcases his reviews of everything from the latest art-house fave to the most recent Kevin James vehicle, and readers appreciate his thoughtful, candid analyses. Read on to learn more about his site, his process, and his Oscar picks.
This November, writers participated in month-long projects, such as NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo, which pushed them to write more and often. Illustrators and artists were also busy sketching away for NaNoDrawMo, which challenged participants to produce a minimum of 50 new works between November 1 and 30.
We highlighted some artists in our community in an illustrator showcase at en.blog.wordpress.com, and also talked to two illustrators, Thomas James and Mark Armstrong, about how they use their blogs to display their work — and how WordPress.com suits their needs as visual artists.
We’re thrilled to hear how writers on WordPress.com have made their publishing dreams come true. This summer, Jared Gulian snagged a book deal with Random House New Zealand for material based on his blog, Moon over Martinborough.
Over at en.blog.wordpress.com, we talked to Jared about the process of transforming his blog into a book, building an audience using his blog, and getting the most out of the features and community at WordPress.com.
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Despite being displaced and still not having power post-Hurricane Sandy, Julie Davidoski of Go Jules Go took valuable time away from searching for places to charge her phone and reading the latest issue of Chipmunk Enthusiast Monthly by candlelight to answer ten questions for The Daily Post.
We discover different types of blogs in our community, from travel to food to parenting, with memorable and clever names. You may notice that a number of blogs on WordPress.com have unique web addresses, or custom domains: instead of mysite.wordpress.com, their address is mysite.com. Bloggers get custom domains for different reasons, but ultimately, it’s a great way to build and solidify your presence across the Internet. You can register a new domain through WordPress.com; you can also use a domain you already own with your WordPress.com site, which is called domain mapping.
A crucial step before purchasing a custom domain is deciding on the right name for your blog. Since selecting a name that best reflects your content is so important, we wanted to share insights from two writers on WordPress.com — Sarah and “C.J.’s Mom” — on how they ended up with names they were happy with.