My Guest Post About Photo Challenges

I was proud to be featured on Marsha’s blog yesterday! If you enjoy photo and writing challenges, visit Always Write for more.

Here is an excerpt from her interview:

Allow me to introduce you to my friend, Terri. When I started this series on hosting challenges, the intent was to focus just on writing challenges. However, many bloggers do some of their best writing in response to photo challenges.

Marsha Ingrao
(Image from Marsha Ingrao)

What prompted you to begin to host a photo challenge?

Challenges bring new readers, interest, and engagement to any blog. Challenges fit well within the framework of hobby blogging.

I always enjoyed the WordPress Weekly photo challenge early on in my blogging journey and I discovered other challenges and participated in link parties. This was during the time I was building my readership and meeting new bloggers. I enjoyed the Sunday Stills Photography Challenge, but the original host announced he was through with blogging and called it quits.

My own blog morphed into photography with an emphasis on fitness, leisure, and recreation. After a long blogging break in early 2018, I woke up one night with the idea that I could reinstate and host Sunday Stills myself. The timing was rather interesting. I jumped back in with Sunday Stills in May 2018 just as WordPress announced the end of its ridiculously popular weekly photo challenge.

Coincidentally, I will be visiting Marsha next week at her home in Central California for a mini-blogger meet-up (with proper social distancing). We have been blogging pals since 2016. We plan to take pictures and enjoy the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.

Please visit the rest of the interview…

See you on Sunday for Sunday Stills!

18 thoughts on “My Guest Post About Photo Challenges

  1. I enjoyed reading your interview with Marsha, Terri. Blogging – especially hosting challenges – takes a lot of time, but is a lot of fun. I still remember those WordPress photo challenges. I’d participate, usually combining them with a Wordless Wednesday post and I blogged three times a week. Now, posting about once a week on Roaming About is all I can handle. 🙂

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  2. Wonderful, Terri. We had a similar experience when WP discontinued the weekly photo challenges and we decided to continue it ourselves. It’s so rewarding to continue the challenges and connect with others, isn’t it?

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  3. Hi Terri, I am returning here from Marsha’s blog. I greatly enjoy your beautiful photography on your blog and on Instagram. I bought your book “Better Blogging with Photography” and it is filled with many photography gems.

    I enjoy photography, yet I have always thought a weekly challenge could be very time consuming. After reading this interview I may consider it again. I like when photobloggers share techniques and ideas. I think for many of us, photography is our happy place. Your images are stunning here, Terri. The picture of you, beautiful!

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    1. I have met many people through blogging. When I had my motorcycle blog years back I traveled and met many bloggers. Many of us are great friends and still blog after a decade. We have changed our blog styles through the years but we stay in touch and keep up.

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      1. Nice to meet you, Kathleen. This morning I am preparing for a meeting about blogging styles changing and I read your comment. Very timely. I look forward to visiting your blog. 🙂 Erica

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  4. Nice to meet you, Marsha. I greatly enjoy Terri’s beautiful photography on her blog and on Instagram. I bought her book “Better Blogging with Photography” and it is filled with many photography gems.

    I enjoy photography, yet I have always thought a weekly challenge could be very time consuming. After reading this interview I may consider it again. I like when photobloggers share techniques and ideas. I think for many of us, photography is our happy place. Your images are stunning here, Terri. The picture of you, beautiful.

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