This week I will be turning my attention to improving my website and my Critical Research Journal. I have been reading Blogging for Photographers – Showcase your creativity and build your audience by Jolie O’Dell and am attending a Guardian Masterclass on creating a WordPress website in a day.

As far as my blog is concerned I have concentrated to this point on content rather than style which was, I think, the right decision as from our second module Surfaces and Strategies, we are being assessed on it. But now I want to improve my posts stylistically, improve the Journal’s format, make it easier to navigate and engage and build my audience. I have picked up lots of tips and tricks that I will start deploying but I thought my readers might be interested in The Inverted Pyramid that O’Dell refers to. It is a model for writing taken from the journalists’ trade and is designed to enable the writer to get as much information as possible over as quickly as possible.

So my aim from now on is to get the key information into the first few sentences which will allow those who are interested to read more and those who would prefer to give it a miss to do so without too much time invested. From now on it is going to be all about the title and the first sentence. This will include a thesis or story that will provide a clear and accurate summary of the post.

Do let me know how I am getting on . . .


O’Dell, J (2013) Blogging for Photographers – Showcase your creativity and build your audience, ILEX, Lewes

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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