Have you seen the announcement last week from WordPress that we can now have .blog subdomains. They have reserved 28 subdomains including art, health, politics, travel, there’s even one for photography with a .photo.blog. That’s really good, but the downside is you need to create a new blog.
Now, being quick on the uptake, and before anyone else could get in, I decided to register a site for photography with my name included. So I now have a brand new wordpress.com site with one of the new subdomains; mikehardisty.photo.blog
At the moment the site has no content but I got to thinking that maybe I could use this new site to start again, this time using the WP Media Server instead of Flickr for the photographs.
As regular readers will know I documented last week the problems Say It With A Camera is going to have in the coming New Year when SmugMug starts deleting photographs from non-pro Flickr accounts. This blog will have so many broken links that I suspect Google will stop indexing it.
Interestingly, yesterday I found a plugin for Adobe Lightroom that allows me to publish straight to the WP Media Server from Lightroom. As I use Lightroom for all my photograph cataloguing and processing this makes working with the WP Media Server so much simpler to use, especially as I can control the file size. The photographs of Bonnie and Teddy were done this way and as far as I can see it works fine.
I am now in the process of evaluating starting a new blog, looking at the pros and cons. Sure it will be a challenge starting again, but I think I need that challenge in light of the fact that my input to this blog had almost dried up.