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'An Aspiring Mountain Range', New Zeland Mt. Aspiring National Park Haast Pass Hwy | by WanderingtheWorld (www.ChrisFord.com)
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'An Aspiring Mountain Range', New Zeland Mt. Aspiring National Park Haast Pass Hwy

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Below is an excerpt from my travel blog. Cheers.

 

Again, I've noted that running a simple blog is a fast track education into the social networking world. Having looked into revamping my website in the last few weeks, I've been reading heavily about the social networking capabilities the internet has to offer. As a photographer, it's key to be aware of how to utilize this to your benefit. It can make or break you as a photographer. I'll try and share my knowledge with you from time to time.

 

A few of my friends take photos on a daily basis and post them on Facebook as if it was their social dairy. This is great, but a lot of people on Facebook aren't as concerned with blogging as much as they are keeping up with their friends. One site (and social networking platform), which is at the forefront of blogging is Tumblr (www.tumblr.com). This brilliant site has capitalized on people's desire to create a blog without having the hassle of hiring website designers and paying and arm and a leg to have a server host your site. You even are assigned your own html address so there's no hassle of your friends having to sign into a foreign platform to locate your portfolio. Taken directly from Tumblr's website, 'Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you might be. You can also customize everything from your colors to your html themes.' Basically it's your own website where you can share your photos/media and other people's interesting photos/media. As a photographer, I find my photos re-blogged over and over again on people's tumblr page from my flickr site (see www.LostManProject.com). Running a successful blog no longer requires you to understand internet code or open your wallet up. It's now as easy as signing up on Tumblr. Check it out if you're interested in setting up your own blog.

 

I shot this in New Zealand while traveling through the Haast Pass in the Mount Aspiring National Park.

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Taken on May 4, 2010