Emma's Blogging Evolution - Feat. Photography (Travel Advice 101?)
If you can, it's better to read my blogs on a laptop or computer, thanks guys.
There will be a lot of new tabs on your device and 'interactive' design examples since Beijing China. So basically an evolution blog? I'm not sure but you should read it either way.
For more convenience a computer or laptop with a mouse would be ideal.
Alright these 101 aren't working terribly well because everyone knows that it ends up to be just some travel experience or story or...anything but 101. But in Beijing i did do an actual 101 blog. About crossing the street. Oh how young i was back then. The second day we were there, i wrote that blog with only 2 days of experience with crossing the streets. They do have traffic lights but i wrote it mostly for humor reasons. I do a '101' whenever i'm done blogging about a country by the way. So hope you enjoy this one!
Next, could you read this Beijing blog. Already finished? Exactly. Back then, my blogs were very small and very brief. It isn't exactly terrible because for the longer blogs, you might get bored and to be honest it does get boring to rewrite past experiences. SO I NEED TO PRESS ON TO CATCH UP TO GREECE.
So then let's take a short peak at Sand In My Hair, a Vietnam blog. I wrote my Hanoi and all those Vietnamese cities in Penang, Malaysia. Oops haha! Realizing that i could not procrastinate any longer than i had, i blogged in longer strides. Almost 4 months behind, i needed to pick it up. I am a great procrastinator. So i lengthened these blogs afterwards.
After that, i clustered our destinations together based on my preference and length of how many days we remained there. Note my Thailand blogs were very squished. 5 weeks in 2 blogs? Yes very squishy but worth it because i just finished my Malaysian blogs!
So if you're expecting a shorter blog, let's call it Beijing Style, type of blog, i don't think i can do some of those very easily if i want to do Istanbul in a few days. Unless you enjoy my mother's blogging style of just sending links to my blogs and writing "work in progress" just let me know and i can adjust.
Next thing is my evolution of photo placement. There are a few design types that look interesting. Adding 3 photos sides by side look interesting only if the photos are portraits. For landscape photos...meh...they look like this. (mom's photography.)
See? Squishier than my Thailand blogs! Down below looks better and more organised. At least you can't my acne in the photos above :)
There are also several ways of putting a caption of a photo that i have learned. (emma's photography)
I think that the first one (that i use all the time) can be difficult to see. Personally the one of mother running (above) that caption, is my favorite. The black one limits your vision to see the art of the photo. Check the ones below.
This caption is called 'stack'
I don't see a stack?
Caption is called 'card'
Dear reader, this does not look like a card.
Why does this photo always have to include this black box?
'Overlap.' I guess this is like Collage Mode but more white?
That was interesting. My favorites were probably Poster, and the Caption with hover (mom running through the grassy sand photo.) So thanks for reading my first time experiment with other caption designs. There are much more designs but that might change the whole entire blog page.
Sorry this was a short one. For my Beijing Style loving readers, i could prepare some shorter blogs for the upcoming posts :)