Tips for Amateur Photographer Bloggers:

Just because you might consider yourself an “amateur” photographer does not mean that you cannot publish your work online to share with the world. You have every right to publish what you think is appropriate and a magnificent piece of art work.

1. Be original

2. Express your creativity not just through your photos, but through description and depiction. (What do you see?)

3. Create a story

I know this is only a short post, but I just want amateur photographers to know that it is great to brag about your pictures online, even though there will be times someone will criticize you. Constructive criticism is acceptable because you can learn from professional photographers who have a blog, too and it is never too late to ask for a second opinion.

Have fun and keep snapping them photos. Remember the quote: “Pictures are worth a thousand words.”

To Future University Students: College Work is Complex

As a third year student at a university, college work is complex  but the only way you can succeed in college is to be an overachiever and focus on your studies without procrastinating and cramming your books into your backpack one day before you take a test. And, ask professors for help if you are confused about your assignments.

When I left high school, I thought college was going to be easy as a breeze, but when I received an “F” on my first English paper at the beginning of freshman year, not only did I feel like I failed my first paper in college, little did I know that I was adjusting to the “Real-World” environment. And, I needed to be a responsible, young 19 year old by asking questions to my professors, arrive to class on time everyday and re-do my work until I earned an “A.” You don’t just show up to class, hand in your work and think that you got an “A” because there are bumpy roads you have to drive on, but if you pay attention to what is said and understand what you have to turn in, keep driving down that road and your car will be on smooth pavement at the end of the semester.

Have fun, but take advantage of the opportunities you will have at school.

Introduction to Blogging: What It’s All About

Over a year ago, I started my blog on here. Sure, it kind of started out a little awkward and have less people like your work, but that is not what it should be about. Blogging should be about finding what topic(s) you love to write about. Of course, it will take months to find out what you will love to write about, but when you take a college course in photography or write advice posts for high school students, you are on the right track to blog about your favorite hobbies you do in your free time.

My advice to you: follow where your heart leads you on this journey. There will be bumpy rides along the way, but do not give up and remember: there will be more than one person who will look at your blog and share the same interests you have. Don’t just look at how many people like your posts of the day: have fun on and share this with your friends and family after you have started blogging.

For those who have been on here for a while, what was your experience like when you began blogging?

Humming Bird Angels Poem:

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“Humming bird angels flew down from Heaven and whispered into my ear,’We are near the end and need you to hear what our message is so you can pass it on.’

They hurried and quickly said to me, ‘Prepare for what’s coming ahead. always keep your faith in God, no matter how hard these economic times are.’

I shook my head and responded to them, ‘I sure will’ as they flew back into the tree before returning to Heaven.”