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Adding Pictures Suddenly and Asymptotically to a Blog [Mar. 21st, 2011|07:59 am]
Tomas Gallucci
Poll #1720421 Adding Pictures Suddenly and Asymptotically to a Blog

Does it bother you when you have a blog that you like to read when all of the sudden it gets turned into a picture blog? Not like one or pictures here or there to enhance the story, but seemingly a never-ending stream of pictures

Yes
2(28.6%)
No
3(42.9%)
I'm blocking you if you start posting your gay p0rN.
0(0.0%)
"What is COICA, Alex? I'll take French Titties for $500."
1(14.3%)
I'll elucidate below.
1(14.3%)
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[User Picture]From: mrs_dragon
2011-03-21 04:17 pm (UTC)
Depends on what the pictures are of and if there is any description. Just pictures of random shit? Yes. Breathtakingly beautiful pictures? No. Pictures with an explanation of why they were taken, what they are of, what the photographer was trying to acheive, etc? No. And for the record, it doesn't have to be a hugely long explanation, just a line or two.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2011-03-26 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip. This was the kind of feedback that I was hoping to get: understanding how my readers think and what they want.

As I told ehowton above, I don't subscribe to sites where it's nothing but images as a general rule, especially if they've all been taken by the same photographer because the images are usually of the same event. If you have no ties to the event, you have not interest in the photos unless they are abstract or there's some other transcending quality about the image set as a whole.

I presume then, that this is the right balance?
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[User Picture]From: mrs_dragon
2011-03-27 01:31 am (UTC)
Actually that post could have had a lot more pictures and a lot less text and I would still have been happy.

Actually someone on my flist has recently been documenting a trip she took and she's done a beautiful job of both concisely describing the trip without leaving out details and of sharing meaningful photos. Here is one of those posts: http://fansee.livejournal.com/212103.html

I also follow blogs like One Word Project which is a currated collection of user submitted photos based on a theme and have no description at all. But each one is a different photographer.
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