We recently talked about why blogging is alive and well. That said, for me the majority of blogs (especially those focusing largely on cameras and/or bicycles) tend to be very much focused on the technical, statistical side, with reviews and the like. Or they just feature photographs that rarely transcend the ordinary. Amidst the mediocrity,… Continue reading Writing With Feeling, Sharing With Soul
When blogs began, one of their much trumpeted benefits over a static website was being constantly updated with fresh content. The print analogy was that a blog is like an ongoing subscription to newspaper or magazine articles, with something new delivered every day or two, rather than a book published 5 years ago that then sits… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Enjoy Blogs More Than Ever
Nearly three years after starting 35hunter, the time's come for an important decision about its future. When I began, the intention was to write about my ongoing photography journey. Back then I was using 35mm film compacts almost exclusively, having discovered film three years previously. Indeed early draft titles included thirtyfivetwopointeight.com, after the lens spec… Continue reading 35hunter And The Future Of Writing
The previous post was the 200th I've published on 35hunter. No major landmark for those amongst us who have published thousands, and indeed my previous WordPress blog almost reached 450 posts. But a pleasing waypoint nonetheless. So what have those 200 posts been trying to say? In short, I'm on this photography adventure, exploring what I… Continue reading 200 Ways To Say…
Fellow bloggers, I expect a good few of you are, like me, fascinated with the stats and figures WordPress makes available to us too, to gauge how "successful" our blogs are. For a long time with 35hunter, I was most interested in visitors and page views. Surely, I thought, the more visits and page views… Continue reading Photo Blogging – What Does Success Look Like?