That didn’t last long. I needed the break, but of course as soon as I didn’t have a blog to write on I suddenly had lots to say.
So I’ve started fresh, over at (just another) distraction with a review of the latest episode of Mad Men. I’ll be writing about whatever catches my interest, it will be a niche-free zone. I know, all the experts say that’s ka-razy!
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I began this blog in March 2007. Prior to that I was at What Struck Me since August 2003, so I’ve been officially blogging for nearly seven years (before that I had a personal site for 8 years but it wasn’t a “blog.”)
In the past couple of years my posts have slowed to a tiny trickle. I feed photos that I send to Posterous in here but it’s become more of a storage facility than a blog, so I’ve decided it’s time to close this door and move on. I’ll continue as I have, posting photos (and occasional words) through Posterous, and of course I remain active in Twitter (and Facebook, although that’s a more closed space for me.) I’ll experiment more with Google Buzz, and hopefully I’ll have that new camera soon, so keep an eye on my Flickr stream.
It’s not a big change, but it feels like one. It may seem silly but closing this blog actually lifts a weight off my shoulders. I don’t feel obligated to “blog” anymore. I share content where and when it seems to be most appropriate (and honestly, that’s rarely here.) I also lose the conflict of having both a personal and a business blog- expect to see some changes at the Pixel Currents site over the summer.
Thanks to all my readers, especially those of you who subscribe. See you around the interwebs!
As I’ve been learning about photography while I save up to buy a new camera, one exercise is to go through old photos and purge purge purge leaving only the ones I think stand out. I’m not really “tossing” any, because apparently the only thing I’m a packrat about is photographs. Maybe it’s because at some point I threw away all the snapshots I took as a kid, and I really regret that. So the good ones are going in a special folder, the rest are archived away.
I have shots going back to 2002- everything before then (and some from 2002 & 2003) are film and still need to be scanned. Some of the earlier shots are film shots I scanned earlier, but most are native digital. I’ve run most through Photoshop, Lightroom, or both. I’m a big fan of taking the raw material of a snapshot and seeing what I can do to make it pop, especially when I’m dealing with photos from a low-end digital camera or film scans. When I get a better camera, maybe I’ll be happy with the images right off the memory card. But probably not. I’m a ruthless editor, too- after the first purge I’m down to fewer than 200 photos- out of over 20,000 since 2002. Yes. Twenty thousand photos. Wow.
I think most of my favorites have appeared here over the years, but I’ll post them now and then, repeats or not.
Nick, LBI, July 2, 2004