Friday, April 13, 2007

Help, please: writing and photography

I would like to encourage a retired writer/photographer that I know to start a blog. I think he would be very, very good at it, but I do not think he is very familiar with the blogosphere.

I would like to show him some good photography and writing blogs to get him motivated. Can anyone recommend any such blogs that would make his juices flow? I want high, high quality--nothing as frivolous as this blog. (Showing him this would kill the idea completely.)

Also, which blog platform works best for Macs? My potential blogger is a Mac user. I use a PC and quite like Blogger--but would Wordpress, for example, be a better option for a Mac user?

7 comments:

Ann said...

I am not a photographer but my oldest has an eye that fascinates me AND we both love the albums on this blog: http://picperfics.blogspot.com/

The author/photographer is wonderful. Her albums are linked on the right side of the blog...several links there and we love her work. She is a very kind person and might be willing to give a pointer or two. It would at least be worth a look...there are probably other links to photography links there...I only look at her work.

Cheryl Fuller, Ph.D. said...

Right off the top of my head, I would recommend
Outside In and Whoopsy daisy! for photos and Parlez Moi on writing.

I have used Movable Type and TypePad with my Mac and both work fine. These days I am using Sandvox from Karelia.com -- you can see what it is like by viewing my blog.

Ceri Nuala said...

http://asofterworld.com

and

http://3191.visualblogging.com/

are two of my favorites! they're really simple and are updated weekly (a softer world) or daily (3191).

ruth said...

http://scrumptiousliving.wordpress.com/

This blog has amazing photography and she is a professional writer.

Ms. Theologian said...

You might look at the photography in the Blogger's Choice for Photography...

http://www.bloggerschoiceawards.com/categories/13

Femminista said...

Thanks, all, for your suggesitons--please keep them coming!

Ceri, any guesses as to who it is that I'd like to see blogging? (BTW, are there any links to your upcoming show that I could feature?)

Ceri said...

Ha ha, Thanks Elizabeth! I'll surely try to start a blog as soon as I have TIME (ie after April 21st when my gallery show is). I'll be putting up a website with my current work in early May and I'll keep you updated. Hope you're doing well!