In keeping with tradition by others, namely,, and others, I’m going to share resources as to how this blog comes together.  There are several pieces that go into a blog, and why not share what I’ve done to make it easier?


Starting Your Own Blog Resources:

Here are a few pages of how to start your own blog. I originally had this in 3 parts, but decided it would be better broken down to more specific steps. I’ve also added a few other resources pages, such as camera and lighting pages, as well as general technology pages. These pages are most of the general steps in starting your own blog.

WordPress Pages
WP Part 1 – Domain Names WP Part 2 – Hosting WP Part 3 – WordPress (installation)
WP Part 4 – Configure WP WP Part 5 – Themes WP Part 6 – Plugins
WP Part 7 – Widgets WP Part 8 – Pages and Menus WP Part 9 – Posts and Categories

Google Analytics is a powerful tool that can be used to figure out who’s visiting your website, how they came to your website, what search terms they used, and what pages they viewed. I’ve covered the basics of GA here:

Google Analytics Pages
Analytics Part 1 Analytics Part 2 Analytics Part 3 Analytics Part 4

Here are a few resources for photographic related things.

Photography Resources
Part 1 – Camera Equipment Part 2 – Lighting Equipment Part 3 – Software
Part 4 – Why shoot raw? Part 5 – Where to buy?

Other Resources

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