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Make A Blog Tool In SmugMug

We already have the journal style, but let's have one that looks just like a blog. Add one picture and then allow title, text, date, time, etc so that it looks just like a blog entry.

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    Scott WalterScott Walter shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    MikeMike shared a merged idea: Add Blog feature to SmugMug app!  ·   · 
    Jim NevillJim Nevill shared a merged idea: Make a Blog tool or a Page duplicaiton feature  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Become more integrated with social media  ·   · 
    DylanDylan shared a merged idea: More blog features to be able to host a selection of photos from recent photoshoots  ·   · 
    ShellyShelly shared a merged idea: Create an integrated blog platform  ·   · 
    MindyMindy shared a merged idea: Make a fully functioning blog with archives, tags, and layouts.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Blog  ·   · 
    let this happenlet this happen shared a merged idea: offer a way to make blogs directly through SmugMug  ·   · 
    tuningpegtuningpeg shared a merged idea: Make a BLOG available to your customers!  ·   · 
    tuningpegtuningpeg shared a merged idea: make BLOGGING available through smugmug!!  ·   · 


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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Guys, come on. Smugmug touts itself as this professional feature laden photographer paradise. I'm only going to say what everyone else has said. You need blog support!!! We can't spend 30 minutes a night setting up a page to make it look like a blog. I can't take you seriously and its becoming a big waste of time. Please put real blogs for us in or faithful users, including me, will leave by year's end.

      • BrendanBrendan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I really wish SmugMug would comment on what the future of this request is. Are they considering it? Do they have specific reasons for not responding to a feature that is highly requested? Are there technical limitations?

      • Anthony Le Vere SageAnthony Le Vere Sage commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        SmugMug users need a blog to use. It is that simple. Why doesn't Smugmug respond? Maybe it is too difficult fir them. But it looks as if they could do it easily given all the work they did on the revamp. So why doesn't Smugmug respond? They are losing a lot of new customers I imagine.

      • StephanieStephanie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The blogging options with smugmug are awful. I'm almost ready to switch to a different platform because of this alone.

      • Alexander PanzeriAlexander Panzeri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes I like too!!!
        In particular to build shooting story, experiences, and adventures!

        In some way, as I'm a Google+ user with a service to create a RSS feed flow from G+, now I can have the stream of Google+ on my smugmug site using the RSS tool: https://alexander-panzeri.smugmug.com (bottom)

        The Blog Tool should be able to digest:
        - Wordpress code
        - Html5 code
        - Latex code
        - maybe even pdf file
        - Google Bloggger (even if for now I'm not using it)

      • Ron CookRon Cook commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ideally, to promote your work you would post your blogs to social media and in turn folks click on it and are sent to your site. For me to accomplish this I had to buy a new domain (my domain is adobewerks.com so i had to purchase adobewerksblog.com) then, i had to customize my blog template to mimic the site pages that are on my smugmug. I am sure you can see how this is the final piece to make your product .. hands down.. amazing.

      • KAGKAG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I need to create a photography blog to promote my work and for SEO. I'd LOVE to have one linked to SmugMug, and I'd even be willing to pay a small fee for it $5 or $10 a month if it worked very well and was EASY...drag and drop easy to use. Thank you!

      • MikeMike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So the SmugMug app is great for uploading images, but there is so much more SmugMug can do with it! A handy blogging feature would be great for active photographer/bloggers on the go!

        Let's make this happen!

      • Jim NevillJim Nevill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The current system for creating a blog on the Smug Mug site is antiquated. Needing to build a new "Page" from scratch, for every blog entry with no ability to even duplicate the page for future use is extremely cumbersome. Please make a simple, seamless to use blogging feature. A photo blog is the corner stone of SEO traffic for photographers, should be standard on a pro level.

      • epiieq1epiieq1 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any info SmugMug heroes? Heck, if this was part of your "Business" level I'd be willing to pay for that, but as of right now, if I have to do all of the work and integration, it's just not worth it. I'm debating other services just because it reduces my workload to not have to have a separate blog/site and integrate the two.

      • LeslieLeslie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am in the midst of my Smugmug trial and I love the look of what I have built so far but I also find blogging a helpful way to get traffic to my current Wordpress Page. It might be dealbreaker for me...

      • AndiAndi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        After playing around, I created a basic blog page and quickly ran into issues. I want it to do it automatically, have the date, categories and be able to schedule my blog entry...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A blog should be a no-brainer! How much revenue is going to other vendors accounts who's product is inferior to smugmug yet gets the tuck in the box because they offer a blog function. Come on guys, we love the product, let's make it better, the best!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The current "Pages" feature is actually pretty powerful. With additional work, it could become a truly useful blogging tool. Add support for RSS, make it easier to age out old blog entries while adding new ones, and we will be well on our way.

      • Ben BroomfieldBen Broomfield commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great idea. It would be great if after I've uploaded a gallery of photos to select one (or a few) and then write a blog post from them.

      • JoyeJoye commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes add a Blog tool. Blogs are a working part of SEO and it would help to keep it at home.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This should be a basic part of any website now a days. There are huge SEO benefits to a blog. I have a separate blog that looks a lot like my SmugMug site, but I loose a bunch of search authority because they aren't under the same domain.

        Blog are also a great way to show your clients what you know and why you are an expert in your field. Additionally, they are a great way to build a community surrounding your work by writing content that encourages conversations.

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