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Why I Blog, And What I Should Blog About…

I couldn’t agree with Tom Peters more in this video. Blogging in the past 9 years has totally changed my life. I still remember a time when I said I blogged and people looked at me with that strange look. Now? I can honestly say I’ve got friends all over the US, Europe and Australia that I know thanks to blogging – some I’ve met in person, some I haven’t, but that doesn’t matter. I don’t discount their friendship based on that. They are my friends just the same.

But my blog has suffered thanks to Twitter (which I’ve claimed before has killed my blog) and because of my work as a wedding photographer. I still have a lot to share that I write about frequently on forums (SWPB, Fast Track Photographer) and on PhotoLoveCat, but I don’t write about here. (I don’t plan to stop writing over there in those places.)

Recently I’ve started wondering why? Why not? Some of it may be of no interest to my older blog readers (like the methodology behind pricing photography) but then again, it might be interesting to many others. I love to read and talk about marketing, branding, pricing … all the things that make a business run. Even a creative business.

I considered writing about these things over on my business blog — but it just seems out of place there. Not that I have anything to hide from my clients – many of them know where this blog is at and if not it is easily found via Google – but just because it doesn’t seem to fit in. Or does it?

As I ramble about business topics, should I post them here? Or over there? I know Big Pink Cookie has nothing to do with marketing & branding and how to run a photography (or creative) business, but seriously, it makes you smile when you say the name out loud. Go ahead and try it. See? Smiling, right? It is my personal brand. It is me. I am it. We are one.

Now tell me what you think?

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

8 replies on “Why I Blog, And What I Should Blog About…”

I think that in this space, you personal blog, you should write about whatever you feel like. You are spread over so many places I’m not surprised that you are having a hard time with your personal blog and trying to decide which of your places on the internet which stories go. Been there.

Here it can be whatever you want to be and you shouldn’t have to ask permission. If you want to write about the business side for three months great. If you then take up an interest in candle making and that’s all you want to talk about great. I think you should view this space as your personal space to talk about whatever you want to. I personally follow this space because I feel like I will get more of the personal side of Christine. Whatever is personally going on with you. That is what interests me.

I’d keep your business ramblings here, or at least not on your business site. Although I don’t think it would hurt to put that info in front of your clients, they’re not really your target audience for it.

Plus, keeping them separate gives me one more blog to add to my feed reader. 😉

(I love Seth Godin)
I think what is most important is to determine what your goals are for blogging…who are you trying to reach and what are you trying to tell them and why?

It comes down to what your brand is. What you share reflects what your brand is. Will it appeal to who you are trying to reach. You’re a wise gal, I’m sure you’ve thought of this.

I decided to start incorporating more of my personal life into my blog… I want my clients to feel like they know me, I want them to stalk me, I want them to WANT ME! LOL! So the more I share with them about me, the more they will feel like they know me and want to have have a photographic experience with me…


I would love to hear more about running a photography business. I love photography and recently been playing with the idea to start on my own. I am starting it as a side job for now and I actually have two orders (I decided to start with baby pictures). So, yes, please do! 🙂


A personal blog should be about your life. So it’s going sometimes going to be about marketing, branding, pricing strategy, blogging. It’s sometimes going to be about the joy (and otherwise) of bein a self-employed photographer, and sometimes about knitting or cooking or going out with your friends.

This blog, I think, should reflect your life, wherever you’re at right now.

Of course, I’m new to your blog. Your followers that have been reading for years may disagree…

I think you should write about whatever you want to write about. That’s what a personal blog is for, right? If it doesn’t suit some of your old readers, they will move on and be replaced by new ones interested in what you’re writing about now. Personally, I’d be very interested to read about your photography business and marketing!

I’m one of your older readers and I personally miss your posts. I’m not into Twitter and I miss the regular posts. Heck, I’ll enjoy it even if it is about photography business and marketing. Heck, I’m sure I will learn a thing or two. 🙂

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