This morning I was looking through the usual list of suspects that I read each day. Scott Kelby’s blog, Photowalk Pro, Bert Gildart’s site, Adobe’s Lightroom Killer tips blog, and today I added the Canon Blogger into the mix as well. The latest site, Canon Blogger, is pretty interesting. And I’m glad to see another Canon user out there talking about my cameras of choice.
As I was reading around and considering many of the other blogs I read I asked myself about my own blog. See, many of the folks I’ve been reading (beyond the list above) seem to be changing their sites. No longer just a blog where they talk about their photography, their shooting, and themselves, they now all seem to be turning into tech tutorial sites.
What I’m saying is they’ve gotten very serious. It’s all photography all the time. It’s tech tutorials all the time. Everybody seems to becoming professional tech writers. Hey, I’m a tech writer……got a book out on mobile technology, I used to rewrite Lucent documents for new switch techs who didn’t have time for weeks on one subject….yeah, I write tech stuff.
Of course, I do that here occasionally. Not all the time. And that’s what I started wondering…….
Should this be all camera and software information?
In my case, I don’t think so. My blog combines what I enjoy doing and general life stuff. I cover work, play, and random things. Occasionally you’ll get some type of tech gem here, but not all the time. Plus it seems to me that there’s a bunch of folks out there providing great tutorials and tech suggestions. Why replicate what everyone else is doing?
Of course, there is one tech item I’d like to do. I’d love to launch a Canon Podcast that is on the order of Nikon’s DTown TV. I’ve made podcasts, I know how to switch tutorials from me on camera to my computer screen for the tutorial, etc. Of course, I’d rather someone else on the camera and I’d just write the script for them! 😉
So, happy with the blog as it is? Should it just be all tech? Should it be all personal (Rich at a rice cake this morning…….)? Or is the mix of stuff just right? For me, I think the mix is fine, but I’d love to know what readers think.