26
Feb
09

Photoblog Take 2

In September 2007, I set up my first photoblog.  After about a year and half of existence and very little activity, I decided to pull the plug.  In its place now stands a better one.  Instead of using a photoblogging plug-in on top of WordPress like the last one, the new one uses PixelPost, which is a dedicated photoblogging platform.  I’m excited about this new photoblog for a number of reasons:

  • I’m actually happy with the theme (that is, the layout and color scheme)
  • I installed a Lightroom plug-in which allows me to export images from Lightroom directly into PixelPost without having to save a temporary file on my local computer.
  • I’m starting to understand how to use Lightroom, which should help me to actually use it, which, in turn, will lead to more photos posted.
  • Now that I have this set up, I have more motivation to process my backlog of RAW photos, albeit in manageable, postable chunks.

I posted 5 pictures today to kick things off.  I hope I’ll be able to follow through and continue posting with reasonable regularity.

In addition to adding photos, I hope to continue tweaking the site.  I made a number of changes today to the information that’s displayed when you click on “Info & Comments”.  By default, the theme only gives you the date/time the photo was added and the photo description.  I added in all the EXIF data, the categories, and I reordered things a bit. I was surprised at how easy it was, given that I know nothing about PHP or CSS.

Since I found editing the theme to be pretty easy, I’m toying with the idea of installing this add-on, which enables visitors to see where photos were taken on a Google Map.  I was interested in adding GPS coordinates to the rest of the EXIF data.  Unfortunately, PixelPost doesn’t seem to natively support GPS-related EXIF data, so an add-on is necessary.

In any case, I hope you enjoy my new photoblog.

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2 Responses to “Photoblog Take 2”


  1. February 26, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Hi there,

    Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any assistance in setting up the Googlemap addon.

    Thanks for the kind words about both Pixelpost and the addon. Good luck with your blogging experience!

  2. 2 Colin
    September 11, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    As of August 2009, my photoblog is located at http://instantforever.org


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