Happy New Year.
Like most at New Year, I sat back and assess a few things. One of these was the success of this blog. When I started almost 6 years ago I had a clear vision. I wanted to help people create better photography using lightweight cameras, equipment and image editing. After 627 posts (this is 628), I’m not sure the blog is achieving its purpose. It certainly doesn’t get much traffic and costs me much more to run than it generates (not that money is everything).
When I started the blog, I switched from using a full frame Canon outfit to Micro 43 as my main camera. I was achieving good results using Micro 43 and was keen to help others do the same. Whilst I still have a couple of Micro 43 cameras, I now do most of my photography using a Fuji X-T2. It’s lightweight compared to some but it’s still quite a big outfit.
Now add to this a change in my personal circumstances.
Until now I have been trying to run two businesses. One was as a freelance Project/Programme Manager and the other running Lenscraft Photography. The demands of trying to do two full time jobs was starting to take a heavy toll on me. I had to make a change and decided now was the time to build Lenscraft Photography. Part of this means doing more “how to” tutorials and videos on the Lenscraft website.
The question this raises is what to do with The Lightweight Photographer blog.
- I could close the blog down. But then I like sharing my images here.
- I could use the platform to share my thoughts, news and image experimentation. This is my favourite, but I’m not sure people would read it.
- Possibly many other things that I haven’t thought about.
I’m at a crossroads and don’t know which way to turn next. All ideas gratefully received.