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Less Focus for More

I've been thinking about this for sometime now. All my posts since I started blogging back in 2008 have been about the stories behind the photos that I take. It was my way of maintaining focus in anything I present online, and to steer my blog away from becoming my milk-crate which I climbed every time I felt I had something important to say about the meaning of life. Above all, the blog was an extension of the much older photo galleries and together they would encourage me to take more photos. This has worked beautifully.

Having said that, I do think it's now time for a little more. Although I am by no means an expert in photography, I do read a lot of websites, visit a lot of galleries, subscribe to magazines, follow photographers on twitter and watch/listen to hours of podcasts. I have not shared any of this online because to me it was off theme. I have decided to add this into the ingredients of my blog, sharing with my readers anything I believe useful or fun.

Today, an average post takes me two hours to select and develop images, two hours to write the commentary, and an hour to double check and publish. This is all after I spent some hours capturing the images in the first place. In my relatively busy life, five hours are not often found in one chunk. This explains the frequent silent periods. I'm hoping that with this variety in the content I'll be able to post more frequently without diluting the content. It will of course remain a photography blog.

I will add new categories when appropriate and, it goes without saying, any images not taken by me will be clearly acknowledged.

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