If you’ve been following this Photo Blog, or my Photo Site, you may have read that when Yahoo! started making drastic changes to Flickr, I started to look around for somewhere else to share my photography.  I experimented with a few different services and settled on Blogger for this blog and SmugMug for my Photo Site.

I’d been running a few other blogs with Blogger for a while, so it was pretty easy to set up this blog.  SmugMug however, involved a pretty steep learning curve, and it’s been a work in progress ever since.  I’d been helped by some of their YouTube tutorials, but I recently found the SmugMug Academy with many tips, not only about managing your SmugMug site, but about photography in general.

If you have your own SmugMug site, check out the SmugMug Academy…  school.smugmug.com

One of the tips I wish I’d found earlier was “How to Make a Photo Blog” using SmugMug.  It didn’t even cross my mind that a blog would be possible on the photo hosting and sharing service that is SmugMug, but it seems it would have been easier with the blog incorporated with my photo site.  The only minor drawback would have been no separate domain names for the blog and photo site, like I do now.  Never mind, I’ll keep this Blogger blog going, and continue to experiment with content in my SmugMug Photo Site, maybe try some mini-blogs to add commentary to a series of photos.  I’ll be sure to let you know when I do, here on my Photo Blog.

This blog post was originally published on simonsphotoblog.com

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