Simple secrets to creating the perfect blog post

For every photographer, the question always arises about blogging and how much is too much, too little or just enough. This time around, we’re not talking about the great debate over whether or not you should blog a session and the always controversial sneak peek but what makes up the perfect blog post because, let’s face it, a client would LOVE to see all their images, but what else should go into a post?

With the advent of the internet, Google (and other search engines – Bing, Yahoo, etc.) and SEO (Search Engine Optimization), a photographer’s ability to be ‘found’ on the internet can be the difference between being booked and not.  I’m almost 100% found via search engines so this plays a big role for me.  But do as a preach not as I do (I don’t always follow my own advice).

Let’s go through what you should see and how it should be laid out.  We’ll use a Clickin Moms blog post as an example.

How to Get their Attention

First let’s look at an excerpt from the main blog page.  We’ll use Sara Seeton’s post as an example:

We’ve identified three ‘hooks’ to get a reader to want to see more about the post.

Catchy Title: Make sure your title is creative and tells the reader in a brief phrase what to expect in the blog post.

Photo Teaser: Everyone loves a pretty photo.  Give your readers a sample of what they will see in the post.

Brief Excerpt: This is the introductory paragraph that basically tells the readers what the post is about.

How to Write an Awesome Post

Now, let’s see the actual blog post …

Catchy Title: It’s there again!  It tells you what the article is about and is not too long and winded.  For photographers, we will often also add a brief description about the area and type of photographer it is (for this the article was about design work).  If you are showcasing a recent beach session with a large family at sunset taken in Ocean City, NJ, your title might be ‘Sunset and the Keim Family | Ocean City Beach Photographer.’  It will set the scene – sunset, a family and the location.  If I’m looking for a photographer to capture the same thing for my family, I’d know right away by looking at the title what it entails and if I’m interested in seeing more.

Introductory Paragraph: This sets the tone for the post.  It gives your readers a quick synopsis of the post, basically what to expect within it.  I’ll be honest, I’m bad when it comes to this.  I find myself lacking words when it comes to describing the actual session but here are some awesome photographers that do it so well. Look at how Leah Cook describes her session with our fellow photographer Sara Seeton in this blog post.

Image(s): For a photographer, images are the #1 way we sell ourselves so put your best foot forward and use these images to sell yourself!  Even for this post that I have used as an example, Sara was able to show us gorgeous images of the packaging and branding.  It’s a personal preference to include images in one big area or to intersperse words within the images to describe them.

Content: Now that we’ve captured the audience with the catchy title, introductory paragraph and gorgeous images, next up is to add the content of the post which will go through the items that were outlined within the introductory paragraphs.

At the bottom, we highlight a few last things:

Interact with the Audience: Find a way to interact with your clients.  Ask them a question.  Get them to comment!  Not only do you want people to view your posts, you also want the interaction!

About the Author: For sites that have multiple authors, add an area that highlights the author with their name, how to find them and a little blurb to get to know them!

Tags: This is honestly one of the most important parts of your site.  The tags are basically if someone wanted to search for the post, how they could search for you.

Other Posts: This will allow your readers to go back and forth between other articles on your site.  You never know where your reader found you.  This could be the first time they found you and you want them to see more areas of your site or posts you have written.

Social Icons: Let your readers have the opportunity to share your post!  Make sure you have an area of the site dedicated to social networking whether it be twitter, facebook or pinterest.  Let it be easy to share your posts and images for the world to see!  The more you are shared the more it helps you!

This is a just one way you can have your blog post laid out but it shows how perfect it is!

About the Author:

Courtney captures her every day with a Canon 5d mark II and varying lenses in a classic yet modern style. Residing in Atlantic City with her surfer husband, princess-clad daughter, and firetruck chasing twin boys, Courtney is a “self-proclaimed science geek” spending her days as a Chemistry and Physics teacher and her off time as a photographer.


  1. Lauren Jun 20 2012 at 7:27 am - Reply

    Great Article! My favorite color palette right now is purple and gray! I'd LOVE to take part in the WordPress workshop, and need lots of help to get started with my website blog.

  2. Kelly Jun 20 2012 at 7:48 am - Reply

    This would be an awesome win! Right now I seem to be drawn to slightly brighter beachy colors — turquoise, brown, with pops of orange.

  3. Sophia Jun 20 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Actually got introduced about CM by Courtney's blog. Loves her blog and honest tips she shares. Would love to take part in the World Press workshop. My favorite color palette is Magenta and Light Green. I know they are contrast colors, but I just love them together!

  4. Kristen Jun 20 2012 at 8:12 am - Reply

    I am really into salmon these days. I love it paired with light grey or turquoise. So pretty and feminine!

  5. Mandy Haber Jun 20 2012 at 8:26 am - Reply

    I am loving sandy beige and blues.

  6. Jennifer Jabbour Jun 20 2012 at 8:26 am - Reply

    OH this looks like an amazing workshop and I could totally use it! I loved all the info you gave in your recent breakout session, so I'm sure this workshop won't disappoint. So my favorite color pallette – that is a really really tough one… just about anything with gray – i do know that – I love orange + gray together – my current colors are gray+orange+light blue and i'm pretty happy with them for now.

  7. Missy Eversole Jun 20 2012 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I would love to win this seat! My favorite colors right now are light grey and yellow.

  8. Tami Wilson Jun 20 2012 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Awesome article! My favorite color palette right now is soft muted tones, greys, khakis paired with soft pinks and lavender.

  9. Dawn Shiree Jun 20 2012 at 8:27 am - Reply

    OH, I really, really need this workshop!! My favorite color palette is based on muted purples, grays and white. I am SO ready to get my blog up and running and would love this seat! Thanks for the chance!!! 🙂

  10. Brooke G Jun 20 2012 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Great information in this article, and this session sounds very useful!! I am just getting started setting up a blog/website, and really have no idea what I'm doing 🙂 The recent breakout session was full of so much great information, I'm sure this will be too!

    My all time favorite color is purple, but I'm trying to to be too obsessive and hoping to use a more teal, blue, cooler pallate for my site.

  11. Lisa Jun 20 2012 at 8:33 am - Reply

    This is a helpful post. I always have a hard time deciding what to say on my blog.

    I'll have to say that the color scheme I'm digging right now are the ones from my logo, a deep sky blue, or dodger blue, browns and oranges. I would really love to win a seat in the WordPress workshop. I really need it.

  12. andrea Jun 20 2012 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Oh my!!! when I first saw this didnt ealize it was a free seat giveaway!!!!! I want and need to take the WS so bad. Have no website yet and eally want to get stared, such and important part in my next step! I really like the natural tones, brown, beige ect. Maybe a touch of turquoise in there : ). Thanks for the opportunity!

  13. Jaime Dadej Jun 20 2012 at 8:36 am - Reply

    At this minute I'l liking yellow and grey. It will change soon though. Thanks for the opprotunity!

  14. megan Jun 20 2012 at 8:40 am - Reply

    i'm dreaming of a colour scheme which would give a whimsical, light and dreamy feel. so i'd go for soft, muted watercolours- graduated shades of pinks, blues and greens… fingers crossed!

  15. Sarah Jun 20 2012 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Great post! I love white, cream, brown, chocolate tones.

  16. Carol Jun 20 2012 at 8:53 am - Reply

    I love Courtney and could totally benefit from this course! My favourite colour (I'm Canadian eh?) combo right now is actually my branding colours:) Coral, linen, apricot and soft lime green:)

  17. Missy Jun 20 2012 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Awesome post! My favorite color palette right now is buttercup (Light yellow), turquoise and grey.

  18. Maggie Jun 20 2012 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Great article and thanks in advance for the chance to win a seat in the workshop! My favorite palette right now is similar to the colors in this post — turquoise, yellow and crisp white.

  19. Davina Gruenstein Jun 20 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    I'd love to win this seat! My favorite color palette right now is turquoise and mustard. Thanks for the great blog tips and the opportunity to win!

  20. LaShawn Jun 20 2012 at 9:17 am - Reply

    I'd love to win a full participation seat! I signed up for study along! Anyhow! My favorite color palate…light pinks cream, buttery yellow… Pastels! Thanks for the opportunity!

  21. Janeen Jun 20 2012 at 9:23 am - Reply

    What great information! I've just recently started working on my very out-of-date blog.

    I love just about anything with turquoise. Turquoise and yellow, turquoise and pink/coral/orange. Turquoise and brown. Love the colors on Angela's blog.

    I obsess a bit about color and even have a pinterest board devoted to my love of

    Fonts are another weakness. I love the coral, drawn font in this post. 🙂

  22. elaina Jun 20 2012 at 9:23 am - Reply

    This would be amazing! I feel so lost trying to put together a blog/site. i am loving different tones of soft whites, and golden light peach and tan….along the lines of feeling the warmth of the setting sun at the beach. So when someone visits my site it takes you right in and you don't want to leave until the sun sets.

  23. Eleanor Jun 20 2012 at 9:29 am - Reply

    It would be amazing to win this! My favorite palate right now is pink and grey or coral and grey. I can't choose!

  24. Heather Richard Jun 20 2012 at 9:30 am - Reply

    my favorite color palette is warm. Envision a brilliant sunset, oranges, yellows, maybe some purples, pinks/reds and blues from the sky.

    Thanks for the chance!!

  25. Jackie Jun 20 2012 at 9:30 am - Reply

    This would be so great! And much needed for me. 🙂 I love yellow and grey together!!

  26. Liz Garland Jun 20 2012 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Oh how I would LOVE to win this seat, I truly need it as im clueless! As for colors… I love grey and yellow or aqua blue, yellow & grey! Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!

  27. Jeni Jun 20 2012 at 9:31 am - Reply

    I would absolutely love to win this workshop as I am at my wits end with my current site. my current favorite color combo is turquoise, purple and olive. Regal like a peacock!

  28. Jenny Jun 20 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Great tips for newbies or people who are updating their sites 😛 I already do this but I don't have a company or take tons of photos but then again I'm lazy xD And my photography isn't exactly… normal. But seriously people. Take this advice. It will help you!

  29. Lena Peterson Jun 20 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Great post! My favorite color palate right now is shades of greys and pastel colors!

    would be amazing to win this as I need it!

  30. KimG Jun 20 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    My favorite color palatte is charcoal gray, grass green, white and a pinch of tan/brown…that is all I know about my "brand" LOL. Its the colors I painted in my laundry room. My happy space. If laundry can be happy!

  31. Jenn Jun 20 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Great info. My favorite palate right now is teal and orange. It just says fun!

  32. jennifer b Jun 20 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    What a wonderful article! Would LOVE to win a seat in this course!!

    I am currently in love with gold, pale yellow, ivory, silver, and grey. With the occasional splash of deep violet!

    Cannot wait to hopefully win 🙂 Thank you.

  33. Jessica P Jun 20 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    I'm having the hardest time narrowing down a color pallet. I'm loving light grey, cream, light turquoise with a little bit of coral. I also love grey, mustard and teal. ha…and grey and purple.

  34. April Jun 20 2012 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Oh how I so need this workshop!! My favorite colors lately are coral/peachy tones mixed with light shades of grey!

  35. Heather Jun 20 2012 at 9:34 am - Reply

    What a great opportunity! At the moment, I find myself partial to more earth tones…browns and greens.

  36. Lara Gowder Jun 20 2012 at 9:35 am - Reply

    This would be just awesome! I'm really into beachy colors. Light blues, grays, whites, maybe a green or muted red thrown in the mix. This is the palette I'm loving right now:

  37. Bethany Bearmore Jun 20 2012 at 9:35 am - Reply

    This is a great giveaway! My favorite color palette is tropical blues, oranges and light sand color. I and my family are beach people so anything that reminds us of that we just love :).

  38. Mary Jun 20 2012 at 9:36 am - Reply

    LOVED this article! Thank you so much for breaking this down for us! My favorite color palette is a soft yellow and brown…rustic, gentle, and uplifting for the soul 🙂

  39. TanyaKM Jun 20 2012 at 9:36 am - Reply

    I would love to win a seat in this workshop! I am planning to start a ProPhoto blog this summer, and this workshop would be so, so useful. In terms of colors… I'm really liking cool, very pale pastels lately.

  40. Kristin Jun 20 2012 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Awesome post!! I really love lighter hues of blue, gray, yellows and pinks!

  41. Bailey S. Jun 20 2012 at 9:36 am - Reply

    What a great giveaway!! I'm loving grey and yellow or plum and cream.

  42. Cindy Franklin Jun 20 2012 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Cream, Pastel Lime Green, and light Yellow are my fav right now. Seem to always love green:) Painting my studio these colors this week. Would love to win this!!! thxs for the opportunity, Cindy

  43. Rebecca Jun 20 2012 at 9:39 am - Reply

    I would LOVE, LOVE a seat in Courtney's workshop! My blog is not getting the attention from me it need!. I love my current yellow & grey combo, but feel like something is missing. Thank you for the chance to win a seat. Courtney's SEO breakout is awesome, and a FB post of her's is actually how I found my way to CM:)

  44. Alicia Hodges Jun 20 2012 at 9:42 am - Reply

    I am into Yellow/Grey right now…in Chevron. 🙂

  45. Kimberly Walker Jun 20 2012 at 9:42 am - Reply

    This is exactly what I need right now! My favourite colours (of the moment) are whites, greys, yellows and navy blue. I know, a little all over the place.

  46. Melanie Jun 20 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    What a fantastic opportunity! I love browns/beiges with blue tones…

  47. Misha Jun 20 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Wow- that's a great giveaway! My favorite color pallette is citrusy – tangerine, grapefruit and like.

  48. Karthika Gupta Jun 20 2012 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Oh! I would love to win a seat! – exactly what I need to spruce up my blog :).

    I love the outdoors and hence gravitate towards earthy tones – blue, brown and green with a hit of purple is what I am all about!.

    Thanks again

  49. courtney Jun 20 2012 at 9:52 am - Reply

    I could sooooo use this considering I have had a prophoto blog for about 4 months now and have yet to get anything done on it. It's still in construction mode. My favorite palette is Teal, green and gray…I have always loved it and I think I always will! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  50. Linda Hooper Jun 20 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    My favorite color palette involves anything blue. I really love soft muted colors, especially those that remind me of the beach.

  51. Courtney E. Jun 20 2012 at 9:56 am - Reply

    So great!! And my favorite color combo is also purple and gray! I like jewel tones, but with more of a soft, muted effect.

  52. Esther Jun 20 2012 at 9:56 am - Reply

    My favorite color palette is a mix of light greenish blues, navy, brown (like leather!) and beiges. Can you images that? Ha 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.

  53. Noa Jun 20 2012 at 9:58 am - Reply

    What a great post and giveaway!!!

    My favorite color palette right now is whites, creams, teals and deep blues 🙂

  54. Amanda Jun 20 2012 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Thank you for such an informative post! Having guidelines like this are extremely helpful. I love Courtney's blogs- they are art in themselves! It would be incredible to win a spot. My favorite color pallette includes bright beachy tones. I grew up in Florida and I think the beach will always hold a large place in my heart. Thank you for the opportunity! CM is so generous with their giveaways!

  55. Alyssa Jun 20 2012 at 10:05 am - Reply

    I would love to win a seat in this workshop! My favorite color pallette right now are gray,pale yellow, coral, and a turquoise!!! Thank you for the opportunity…

  56. amanda g. Jun 20 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    I'm loving coral, soft turquoise and pear this summer – but my all time go-to is black and white!

  57. amanda Jun 20 2012 at 10:13 am - Reply

    currently, gray and teal, with a little bit of off white and the occasional splash of lime green!

  58. Michelle G. Jun 20 2012 at 10:14 am - Reply

    whew! Love this post. I love raspberry pink and navy and grey. Just love rich colors.

  59. Susan Byrd Jun 20 2012 at 10:17 am - Reply

    I love teal, lime green and white currently. Love Courtney's post.

  60. Erica Jun 20 2012 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Been waiting for this workshop! I am a dummy when it comes to wordpress and would love to learn properly to function on my own! My favorite color pallet right now is navy, turquoise, orange and yelow! Only because that is the pallet for my wedding next weekend!

  61. Carrie K. Jun 20 2012 at 10:24 am - Reply

    I love my dark grey, light turqoise and light pink but have really been into grey and yellow lately. Great post!

  62. Lacey Jun 20 2012 at 10:27 am - Reply

    I really love gray and pink!

  63. Jennifer Vititoe Jun 20 2012 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Something with Yellow. Either yellow and beige/brown or yellow and gray. I know it is really trendy right now. But I remember watching an episode of Trading Places in college, and I loved a yellow room they did. So I have always wanted a yellow room in my home. But my husband hates the color. So my website and branding is around the color yellow. It is my one yellow "room".

  64. Lindsey Jun 20 2012 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Gray and yellow right now 🙂

  65. sarah e. Jun 20 2012 at 10:36 am - Reply

    My color "tastes" change from time to time. For awhile now my preference has been white, gray and saffron. But lately I feel my preference moving toward something softer and more feminine like white, cream, blush and champagne. 🙂

  66. Beth Jun 20 2012 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Great blog post and giveaway opportunity, as always!! I adore color palettes that are in the more neutral/earthy family — think brown, khaki, sage, light yellows, and maybe a little rusty red thrown into the mix when you need a little.

  67. Sarah S. Jun 20 2012 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Orange really has my heart these days. My current logo is blue and green, so a little orange might mix right in. 🙂

  68. Genevieve E Jun 20 2012 at 10:45 am - Reply

    I'm in love with aqua right now and pretty much love it with everything. I'm looking for a reason to paint every room in the house a light aqua color, but for some reason my husband isn't going for it! If I had to make a palette today, I would probably go aqua, peach, pale gray, and white! Hmmm, maybe the next babies nursery…

  69. Michelle Jun 20 2012 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Cream, green and pink… perfect for the summer and my two little girls!

  70. Jill Marzion Jun 20 2012 at 10:55 am - Reply

    I am sooooo into orange right now! I absolutely love it and it goes along with so much…tans, black, grays, sky blue!!

  71. Cathy G Jun 20 2012 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Tiffany Blue, lime green and white…great little combo for spring and summer!

  72. Megan S. Jun 20 2012 at 11:06 am - Reply

    I like a mix of grays with yellow and navy 🙂

  73. Lisa Jun 20 2012 at 11:06 am - Reply

    aqua, red & pink

  74. Terri Jun 20 2012 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Thanks for the wonderful info Courtney! My favorite color palette right now is a nautical/beachy palette. (It's how I'm decorating my LO's nursery!)

  75. Stephanie Jun 20 2012 at 11:24 am - Reply

    I sooooo need this! I have so many favorite color combos but if I have to pick one…lime green, hot pink and white!

  76. Ashlee Marble Jun 20 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply

    I would love to win a seat with this! I am so new to blogging and never keep up with a blog. If I felt like I knew what I was doing more or had more control over the design I'd feel better about blogging. I also run an animal shelter blog which is updated frequently with multiple writers but it is not anything special. It's a cute premade design but something more would be wonderful.

    My favorite color combination is purple gray and white. I think it adds just enough color.

  77. Lynda Payne Jun 20 2012 at 11:33 am - Reply

    I am really loving aqua, yellow, and coral right now. So summery and fun!

  78. Ashley Jun 20 2012 at 11:34 am - Reply

    I am WordPress dumb and would love to win a spot! My favorite color combos right now are grays and light blues…but they change frequently! tehe!

  79. Sky Stone Jun 20 2012 at 11:50 am - Reply

    I'm so into light grey and yellows! I'm so thirsty for knowledge and literally set up my wordpress bog on Monday. About Me page completed and working on learning more about tags and SEO optimization. Would love an opportunity to attend.

  80. Debra M Jun 20 2012 at 11:57 am - Reply

    This workshop is a must-do for me! My color combo is a muddy grey, light teal, light lime green, pale yellow and orange.

  81. Linda Jun 20 2012 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    I love Courtney! Great post, great points. My current favorite color palette is an array of blues and greys with a little bit of yellow. Thanks for the opportunity!

  82. Rachel Dale Jun 20 2012 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    I love turquoise and orange, I love the brightness of it!

    Would love to take this class!

  83. Heather Wolff Jun 20 2012 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    I would love to win a workshop spot! I love neutrals, pink, and green!

  84. Lori Mercer Jun 20 2012 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    I love bright yellows, greens, and earthy colors. I would LOVE to win this workshop!! My blogsite needs HELP!

  85. Amanda Balmain Jun 20 2012 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    I neeed to do this workshop!

    At the moment I love pinks, beiges, greys and off whites. Light, airy and delicate colours!

  86. Sarah C. Jun 20 2012 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    I love gray and blue and white… Simple and clean!

  87. Lorena Jun 20 2012 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    I need this! I need help. Currently my color scheme is yellow and grays, which I like but, I really long for carrot shades. Green, purple, yellow……this is my perfect palatte.

  88. Elena Jun 20 2012 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    I actually really like black and white and grey. Simple and classy.

  89. Sarah Jun 20 2012 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    I LOVE dark greenish-blues like teal and peacock blue. Paired with a palette of mid-purple or plum, silver and ivory = My favorite flavor of eye candy!

  90. Vera Jun 20 2012 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    I've always loved indigo. It reminds me of a favorite pair of jeans. It's warm and comfortable and vibrant too!

  91. Elaine Jun 20 2012 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    I love the combination greens, purples and grays. I also love pink!

  92. Colie J Jun 20 2012 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    shades of brown (although my current branding is pink & grey)

    Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  93. Jax Davidson Jun 20 2012 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    I'm busy changing my blog to a blogsite now and although initially liked a bright purple and green palette, my style and tastes are changing to a more natural coloured palette of earthy tones.

  94. Bridgette Burr Jun 20 2012 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Right now my favorite color palette is earth tones. Browns, creams, yellows. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck to everyone!:)

  95. pam Jun 20 2012 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    My favorite color palette is taupe, white and black. With possibly a bit of another color thrown in as an accent.

  96. Paula R Jun 20 2012 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    I've been leaning towards brown and blue—but am thinking about switching to grey and yellows and would really like to redo my blog and launch the wordpress blog that I've been working on for MONTHS and still don't have finished. 🙂

  97. Jerri Jun 20 2012 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Oh, Courtney, you're awesome!!! I would looooove to win this seat, I want to start a blog very soon:) My fave color palette is browns and blues (all shades), they are just me!

  98. Jo Jun 20 2012 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    My favorite palette includes blues, greens, whites, and grays. I've finally realized that I return to it OVER and OVER again throughout my life!

  99. Narelle Bailey Jun 20 2012 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    I would love this sooooo much! My favourite colour palette is blue and grey.

  100. Danika Jun 20 2012 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    I would *love* to win a seat in this workshop!!! My favourite colour palette is blue/turquoise and camel hues 🙂

  101. Melissa B Jun 20 2012 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Wow. Would love to win this.

    My favorite colors are bright, but I currently love black, white and Hot Pink (Fuschia?)

  102. Jeannette Jun 20 2012 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Oh my. I soooooo need this class! My favorite color palette? I have a hard time even narrowing that down. I love bright colors. I love richness. But don't if I'd want that for my blog. Then it would feel like everything would need to go with that. I don't know. I'm clueless & can't even commit to that ! Yeah, I need this class!

  103. Lisa J Jun 20 2012 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    I love peachy tones with seafoam and ivory, and grays. Vintage tones relax me…I would LOVE to win a seat! I am a DIYer mostly and this really appeals to me!

  104. Dawn K Jun 20 2012 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    How fun would this be?!? I seem to really like lighter natural colors. Light grays, tans, light teal and light lavender.

  105. jerilynn Jun 20 2012 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    i love white or gray with a little punch of color like turquoise, purple, yellow, or pink.

  106. Bianca Jun 20 2012 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    I love neutral, earthy tones. I am not sure how those would look on a blog but I hope to find out one day!

  107. Jill Jun 20 2012 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    My favorite colors, this season, are the bright, vibrant, sherbert-y colors. I love the way they make me feel playful & happy.

  108. Megan Jun 20 2012 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    My favorite color palette is gray, blue, and yellow (I think!) 🙂 Thanks for the awesome opportunity to win a seat in the workshop!

  109. Melissa Everett Jun 20 2012 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Ah! I want this! I really love jewel tones like purple, turquoise, and green but in a slightly faded or time-worn way.

  110. Katie Jun 20 2012 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Thank You! Right now I'm digging' mint green, pink, orange & yellow ! Think Kate Spade….ahhhh lovely!

  111. Christi Jun 20 2012 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    I love earth tones…browns and greens.

  112. Leia bullick Jun 20 2012 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    I love bright vibrant colors with a darker hue to them. That is probably not within the definition of a color palette but that is how I would describe the colors I am normally drawn to.

  113. Heather Lee Jun 20 2012 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    I am downright OBSESSED with yellow and gray and have been for about two years. Maybe a little green added in, but yellow and gray is my absolute favorite!!!! Thanks for the opportunity. 🙂

  114. Dinnae Jun 20 2012 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Great post! Thanks so much!

    For my fave pallet, lately I've been big into earthy greens and khakis accented with a pink! That said – I'm colour OBSESSED, so it's hard to narrow it down. 😉

  115. Yuri Jun 20 2012 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Right now, I love light minty green, soft cream and red.

  116. Beth Jun 20 2012 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    I love turquoise and orange!

  117. Rashelle Cuperus Jun 21 2012 at 12:05 am - Reply

    I’m really lovin’ blues, greens, and browns lately. What a wonderful opportunity! I most definately need this class!

  118. Stefanie Tolbert Jun 21 2012 at 1:14 am - Reply

    My favorite palette right now is pale blue, chocolate brown with some light creamy tans/beiges. 🙂

  119. Katrina Stewart Jun 21 2012 at 1:44 am - Reply

    Thanks for this blog post. Very useful. Right now l love a dusky palette, mauve, soft pink, muted grey.

  120. Miranda Hagan Jun 21 2012 at 2:58 am - Reply

    Autumn colors: yellow, reds,brown, cream……

  121. Alison Coogan Jun 21 2012 at 3:31 am - Reply

    Pink, greens of all sorts, duck egg blue, and lots of white!

  122. Marilyn Johnson Jun 21 2012 at 4:42 am - Reply

    I am really loving turquoise right now, especially with red. Thank you for the chance to win! It sounds like an wonderful class!

  123. Laura A Jun 21 2012 at 5:41 am - Reply

    My favorite color palate is soft…pinks, blues, and purples

  124. Misty Hammond Jun 21 2012 at 6:03 am - Reply

    I love all colors but I would say I am more of earth tones kind of girl. Green, brown, tan, gray and navy blue 🙂

  125. Erika Jun 21 2012 at 6:07 am - Reply

    I love pastels like grey, baby blue and peach or my business' colors peach, light sage and ivory! Thank you for the chance to win! Dying to take this class:)

  126. Brooke S Jun 21 2012 at 6:15 am - Reply

    My favorite color palettes change with my mood & the weather, when it comes to designing and photographing. But in my house I tend to use a lot of browns, blues and greys. Soo relaxing. Hope I win 😉

  127. Kristi Duncan Jun 21 2012 at 7:01 am - Reply

    My favorite color palette has to be greens, pinks and browns! Like this one from

  128. JenCozz Jun 21 2012 at 7:10 am - Reply

    My favorite color palette is definitely blues and greens. whether instense or soft, I love it over and over again.

  129. DeAnna Jun 21 2012 at 8:06 am - Reply

    My favorite color palette is shades of blue, brown and white! I sometimes throw a little apple green or pink in there occasionally too!!! These colors are in my home and branding! Love them.

  130. kelly tonks Jun 21 2012 at 8:13 am - Reply

    I've just got the money for my prophoto blog, my colors are so plain, brown paper bag, black and white, still waiting for a color accent. My logo and colors so far have a sensory feel/texture, so I might a speckled robins egg type piece.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed thanks for the opportunity:-)))

  131. Erin Gathright Jun 21 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    I am blue kind of girl! My teenager teases me about our house being all blue…….it's semi true! (I'm still in denial). I love earthy tones with blue and a punch of yellow or pink!

  132. Kim Peterson Jun 21 2012 at 9:01 am - Reply

    I don't know for sure but I think greens and browns would be involved 🙂

  133. Sharon Kenney Jun 21 2012 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I love bright, crisp, clean colors. Think apple green and teal with white accents… I'm currently playing around with my logo in a classic green and white.

    I would love this opportunity!

  134. Autumn Jun 21 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Wow, what an awesome giveaway! I love bright fun colors including hot pink, turquoise and yellow!

  135. KatieW Jun 21 2012 at 10:13 am - Reply

    So helpful! Thx for the great info Courtney!

  136. celestejones Jun 21 2012 at 10:19 am - Reply

    What a great opportunity. Love the article!

  137. Erika Jun 21 2012 at 11:13 am - Reply

    What a great article! There so many aspects to starting a photography business and so much to know. I love soft soothing colors, aqua, sea foam green & warm greys with a pop of warmth such as bright yellow or coral pink.

  138. ashley matteo Jun 21 2012 at 11:13 am - Reply

    my favorite color pallete as of now would be light blue, brown, and cream. already signed up for your course but would love to be reimbursed. thanks for the info and looking forward to learning a lot more. i am such a computer novice

  139. Stacie Jun 21 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

    My favorite color palette is black, grey, cream and blues.

  140. Orsi Vilusz Jun 21 2012 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Ooh… I'd love the free seat on this course. Sounds like something I could use just trying to relocate my blog from Posterous to WordPress. I don't think I have a favourite colour palette but I'm pretty much drawn to bright, rich, vibrant colours that radiate warmth and happiness. But I do love vintage tones too.

  141. Angie O Jun 21 2012 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    I think my favorite color palette is gray, yellow and a robin egg blue.

  142. Natalie @MamaTrack Jun 21 2012 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Fun! I'd love to enter. I love blues and greens–which is probably why my blog features those colors!

  143. Jennifer Vititoe Jun 21 2012 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Great post. Thanks

  144. Candice Jun 21 2012 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Oh I would love this! I know nothing about wordpress and would love to create a blogsite. My favourite colour palette includes soft pastel turquioises and pinks, with greys of all shades 🙂

  145. Amy Batte Jun 21 2012 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    I love the brights mixed with brown, but also like the subtles mixed with grey….

  146. Linda Jun 21 2012 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Oh, I need this. My colour palette tends to lean towards browns, creams and beige colours, natural tones I guess.

  147. Laura Jun 21 2012 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Funny timing, I've been working on my blog colors all afternoon! I like bright and minimal. Right now I'm going with aqua and a slightly mustard yellow along with white and gray.

  148. Melanie Jun 21 2012 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    I hope I get this! My favorite colors are turquoise, blues and greens.

    Fingers crossed. Please please random picker, pick me!

  149. Christina Klahn Jun 21 2012 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    I'd love to win a spot and learn how to spice up my WordPress site! Right now my favorite color palette is the colors in my logo…grey, soft pink, and light green.

  150. Lauren Jun 21 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Hello – this looks like a great course! I love colour (yes, I spell it with a "U" – we Canadians are funny that way!) but I'm always, ALWAYS a sucker for those jewel tones – rich reds, ambers, turquoise, blue and green.

  151. Becky Jun 21 2012 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    sea colors – pale blue, light green, soft pinks

  152. kari Jun 21 2012 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Lately I'm loving white fonts against pastel backgrounds.

  153. Jennifer Beatty Jun 21 2012 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    What a great giveaway. My favorite color palette consists of brown and cream colors.

  154. Candice Jun 21 2012 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    I love soooo many color palettes.. I used to be scrapbook designer.. Need I say more lol I really do love blues, grey and white a lot though. Thanks for the chance!!

  155. Robin Griffin Jun 21 2012 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Totally in love with the color palette Kristi Duncan posted above. I was going to say shades of lime green, tans, and black. But, that pink really grabbed me in the palette. Now I'm unsure! Lime green stays constant though. So, any color scheme including it is my favorite. :o)

  156. Summer Murdock Jun 21 2012 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Loving white and grey with brights right now aka turquoise, yellow, green etc…

  157. Kim Lane Jun 21 2012 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    How fun! I love warm peach, plum, and lime green… it's all about fruit 🙂

  158. Wendy Z Jun 21 2012 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Would love a chance at this. THank you! Color palette right now: Tiffany Blue, Dark Brown and a Canary Yellow.

  159. Allison C. Jun 21 2012 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Your WordPress Clinic looks amazing Courtney! I've felt a little intimidated by it.

    I really love orange, grey, and turquoise.

  160. Alissa Jun 21 2012 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Working on mine right now, white black grey.

  161. susan Jun 21 2012 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    I love the simple white and grey look!

  162. Denise Jun 21 2012 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Right now orange, teal (Tiffany blue) and grey really appeal to me. I think it's fun, but still a bit classy.

  163. Jenn Hoffmann Jun 21 2012 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    I love light sea foam blue, yellow and off white!

  164. Lisa Joy Jun 21 2012 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    I am loving pink, grey, and black right now! Orange is a new favorite color of mine too! I guess I could combine all four of those together. Yep, that would make a nice palette!

  165. Susyq Jun 21 2012 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    I love purple, lime green, turquoise, and yellow. Can I turn that into a color palette? 🙂

    Would love to win a spot in your clinic!

  166. Trisha Terry Jun 21 2012 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    I love gray more than anything, throw in some orange and I am happy!

  167. jodi Jun 22 2012 at 3:20 am - Reply

    thanks for these tips and the great giveaway, courtney!

  168. Holly Jun 22 2012 at 3:29 am - Reply

    I am on a pastels kick lately…soft greys, violets, blues, pinks…

    Thanks for offering this giveaway! <3

  169. Danielle M. Jun 22 2012 at 4:47 am - Reply

    I don't have a blog at all, never have had one, but I think this would be really helpful for me so I can begin to figure out how to start one 🙂

  170. Elizabeth Jun 22 2012 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Thanks for this post! I struggle with my blog a lot. My favorite color palette is beach-inspired pastels… soft blues, pinks, creams, greens and lavender.

  171. Danelle Jun 22 2012 at 6:47 am - Reply

    My favorite color palette is the same as my wedding colors were – green, gold, and brown!! My best gal-pals used to call me a "little tree" I wore brown and green so much!

  172. Marissa Nicole Jun 22 2012 at 7:06 am - Reply

    I think for the most part I'm in line with the blogging tips, but deffinately could use a little refining. Thanks for sharing. I am loving the yellow & grey color pallete, but I always feel too trendy when I say that.

  173. Catherine Jun 22 2012 at 8:56 am - Reply

    I love bright colors but they have to be minimal and on a white backdrop to keep it clean and fresh looking I would love to see the colors together Cool grey + turquoise (Lead color) + Yellow and a dash of Barbie pink.

  174. kate Jun 22 2012 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I love any color pallette with aqua in it! Aqua/pink are a favorite combo, and adding in some yellow/grey makes such a happy statement! If you look at my blogsite, you definitely can tell I need this giveaway!! 🙂

  175. lisacng Jun 22 2012 at 10:43 am - Reply

    i'd love to learn about wordpress! my fav palette is pale yellow and gray

  176. Danielle Jun 22 2012 at 11:59 am - Reply

    Love aqua, silver and white!

  177. Tracy W. Jun 22 2012 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the great advice Coutney. My current favorite color pallete is tourqouis, peach, and grey.

  178. Cary Jun 22 2012 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the opportunity! I love lots of different color palletes, from jewel and beach tones to tuscan yellos and greens….there are too many to choose from!

  179. Allison Jacobs Jun 22 2012 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Great helpful hints for blog writing! Thank you! I love gray & yellow together!

  180. Kim Miller Jun 22 2012 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Ooooh I love colors! But my favorite colors of all time are red, white, and black. They are so complimentary to one another and I love how the bold red pops against the black and white. These were my wedding colors and my bedroom is completely decorated in red, white and black. I love it!

    Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!

  181. linsey h Jun 22 2012 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    yellows and grey's with a pop of color like pink or turquoise….

  182. Kim Jun 23 2012 at 4:08 am - Reply

    I love soo many colors…..I especially love the sea colors, blues, greens, all the different shades of the sea….

  183. Conni Marleau Jun 23 2012 at 8:31 am - Reply

    I have two I keep bouncing back and forth from —-

    I love Tiffany blue and brown { loyal and earthy}


    I love pale yellow and grey {fun fresh and smoky}

    Can't decide which I like better, although all my branding is the blue and brown 🙂

  184. Kim P. Jun 23 2012 at 11:29 am - Reply

    I love jewel tones — turquoise, bright pinks, purples and greens — against black and white. 🙂

  185. Julie_bo Jun 23 2012 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    lavender, pink and turquoise… separately and in any mix or all together…

  186. Dori Jun 23 2012 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    sounds great. count me in!

  187. Jenna Hobbs Jun 23 2012 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Soft natural colours. The colours of nature. Browns, ivory, sage.

  188. louisa Jun 23 2012 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Calming soft grey and whte with a pop of bright colour! would love to win this prize. how.generous!!

  189. Aubree snipes Jun 24 2012 at 4:40 am - Reply

    My favorite pallette right now is light grey, teal, cream and white.

  190. Holly Thompson Jun 24 2012 at 6:12 am - Reply

    Courtney, you are so generous! My favorite color palette are natural earth tones of greens, browns, and a pop of color like dark red. Thank you for this opportunity!

  191. DawneC Jun 24 2012 at 7:38 am - Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity to win! My favorite color scheme… teal with a pop of deep red!

  192. Annika Jun 24 2012 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Pastel colours but also matural colours like beige, brown, different shades of green…

  193. Vanessa Astudillo Jun 24 2012 at 11:50 am - Reply

    I love purple, black, and gray. White too. 🙂

  194. Heidi Jun 24 2012 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    amazing giveaway!! deep warm rich brown, barn red, and butter yellow!

  195. mandy Jun 25 2012 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Fav colors…hmmm. That's tough! Right now I'm diggin' the muted tones- earthy primary colors with a touch of brown smeared over them.

  196. Angela Jun 25 2012 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Thanks for the chance! Hmmm… colours I'm loving at the moment are yellow and teal-ish blue 🙂

  197. Carrie H Jun 25 2012 at 8:28 am - Reply

    My favorite color combo right now is coral, turquoise and navy. I can't get enough.

  198. Kelly R Jun 25 2012 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Ooooo! Fantastic blog post and awesome giveaway!!!!!

    My favorite color combo involves oranges, yellows, grey, and blues.

    I like bright, cheerful, and modern! 🙂

  199. Marilyn Jeffers Jun 25 2012 at 10:51 am - Reply

    I am loving a modern grey with pops of fun vibrant color (peach, yellow, green, etc…)

  200. Jennifer Jentz Jun 25 2012 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    This class would be a dream come true!!! My favorite color combos are very neutral, soft pinks, natural linens, cream, tan. Sounds yawn but I think can be really beautiful when done right. 🙂

  201. Sabrina Jun 25 2012 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    right now my favorite color scheme is black, white, grey with a accent of tiffany blue. swoon!

  202. Nicole Israel Jun 25 2012 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    What a fabulous opportunity! My fave colour scheme right now is grey, white and blue!

  203. Nicole Lopez Jun 26 2012 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Awesome post!! I need to start my blog soon! Right now my colors are white, green, and blue. Trying to rebrand and come up with something new!

  204. Susan Jun 26 2012 at 7:30 am - Reply

    Thanks for this great, informative post. I'm just now really starting to put up all my work, so this is same great help to me!

  205. Reyna Shelton Jun 26 2012 at 8:52 am - Reply

    My favorite color palette right now is gray with yellow accents. Love!

    Thank you for the opportunity! =)

  206. Brenda Jun 26 2012 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    My absolute fave color palette right now has to be blue, grey, white and yellow. The colors I have in my logo in fact. 😀

  207. Amanda Jun 27 2012 at 9:49 am - Reply

    My favorite color scheme is probably orange and blue.

  208. kelly tonks Jun 27 2012 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much, I am so excited!!!! xo

  209. Erica Jul 02 2012 at 5:20 am - Reply

    This is really helpful – I didn't know how important those search terms were!

  210. Felicia McTernan Jul 02 2012 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Thanks for all the helpful blog tips Courtney =)

  211. Kimberly Anne Jul 02 2012 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    One of my goals is to improve my quality and frequency of blog posts. This post has really struck a chord with me, leaving me excited to work on this! Thanks for sharing.

  212. Cara Jul 03 2012 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    What great tips! all too often I forget to tag things – even when it's just me searching for something, I'm grateful for the tags that I did remember!

  213. Alise Jul 05 2012 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    I just started my blog and am a little uneasy going into it as I'm not really sure I know what I'm doing. Thank you for all of the great tips!

  214. charlie Jul 07 2012 at 6:20 am - Reply

    I have no website at present so this would be a great start! And it would be so exciting and fun, esp to get some tips and to just get started.

  215. Emily Jul 07 2012 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    I need to start a blog and wasn't quite sure how to go about it or what/how to blog. Thank you for the tips!

  216. Shelby Vassell Jul 11 2012 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Very good post!

  217. mary siani Jul 14 2012 at 12:40 am - Reply

    I have already signed up for the class and can't wait to improve my current site. My color palette reminds me of Provence! Green, dark pink, ecru, brown and dark purple.

  218. angelamking Jul 14 2012 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    i love these tips! i try to do all of these each time i post a blog post. 🙂

  219. Shana Jul 17 2012 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Awesome information here!! I need to get with it on my blog. 🙂

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  221. Luz Jan 17 2013 at 11:49 am - Reply

    I’m all over this. Good things – I am pretty in-line with a lot of the things you explained. Going to show it with my pals who are also into this.

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