Journal

Leopards in Paris – a blog about humanity

About humanity.

About people.

About streets.

About photography.

A blog about candid street photography of people.

But what is street photography?

well my dears…(rubs hands and smiles), you can go to ten different photographers and get ten different answers on that.

Street photography to me is photography made in a candid way of people going about their lives unaware of the camera usually. It’s a candid documentation of society and all things about people. How they live, dress, eat, work and play.

London at night near Covent Garden – 2020

It does not have to be in black and white, although a lot of photographers (street & documentary) chose to use this. I love black and white. I also love color. I tend to shoot more in color, but seem to go back and forth on this. After all, life is in color 🙂

Spotted Cat music bar – New Orleans – 2016
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Blogging, Journal

WordPress Word’s of Advice

I am keeping this intro sample post from wordpress to remind myself of their advice for blogging for now.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

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