So, there’s no photo of the week this week. It’s not because I don’t have anything to post, in fact I’ve been sitting on a surplus of (relatively) presentable shots for a few weeks now. I’ve also had this thought rattling around in the back of my head to start what’s called a “photoblog.” It’s a weblog in that it’s personal and updated regularly, but instead of text and links and snapshots of your cat/kids/feet, the emphasis is on photographs. Often they have minimalist designs that put the photos front and center, maybe with some basic commenting and browsing functionality built in.
Instead of a photo of the week here on jmadigan.net, I’m going to post 3 (well, 2-3) new pictures a week on photos.jmadigan.net and remind people here once a week about the photoblog. I say let’s call this a little experiment to see how I like it and to see if I can keep up 2-3 new pictures a week. If it goes smashingly, I may register a new domain name (any ideas?) and add some subtle bells and whistles to the site. If not, well, I can always deny that it ever happened and tell you you’re crazy if you think it did, you crazy crazy internet person.
There’s a few reasons for doing this. First, I think it’s cool and that’s almost reason enough. I like the idea of a simple site where I can build up an online portfolio and the photoblogging community seems pretty cool. jmadigan.net has other focal points, and Flickr isn’t as pretty and a bit spastic at times. Also, deep down, some part of me sees this as necessary groundwork to building a side business in photography so that I can actually make some money off this stuff. Right now that idea can still most charitably be described as “fanciful dream born on the lilac breezes of la-la land” but you have to start somewhere and it’s actually part of a plan that I’m putting in place a piece at a time.
So, go on. Click through. Tell me what you think.