For reasons that are still beyond me, if you’ve been subscribing to this blog, I want to thank you in advance for the continued support in being a repeated visitor. Every week I’m surprised by the amount of audience that actually exist and that you can accumulate when you write about something you love.
Since using Tumblr for the past 3 years, a large portion of my content has revolved around posting articles, links, quotes and photos and while I took pleasure in sifting through material that resonated with me and that I deemed worth sharing, at times I felt that the more I continued with this routine, the less I felt my site portraying me as a photographer despite the content being mostly photography based.
The response I was getting from close friends was that whenever they visited my site, they felt that the Flickr thumbnails of my photographs on the sidebar were simply ornaments to everything else that was happing around it.
If my site were an airplane, my photographs were not in first class sipping champagne as they should have been. Instead, they were loosely positioned in the cargo section of the plane where the opportunity to be seen and admired was less to none.
With art being very subjective, I love observing people dissect a photograph or reading comments of their interpretations to one of my photos but as viewer myself, I don’t just like drawing a conclusions on something.
As it pertains to photographs, I love when the photographer shares details of what they went through to capture something they think highly of and with that same thought in mind is how I intend to redirect Jorgeq.com and place substantial focus on my photographs. Consider the transformation of my site into a photoblog.
Will you delete the old blog?
Absolutely not. Ironically enough I’ll just refer to it as the graveyard where you’ll still be able to search through some of your favorite content resting in piece and where nothing else will be published.
Within a day, I’ll have Jorgeq.com redirecting to the photoblog while still providing a link to the old content as mentioned before.
The new site still provides me with the option of writing articles which I’ll do sporadically, with the first one pertaining to some of the technical stuff surrounding the new site.
I’m thrilled that I was able to implement a system that enables you to purchase prints straight from my site. For that I’m using Fotomoto and in case you were wondering, this entire purchasing system will replace Things Shot.
Save on a Print
In celebration of the photoblog launch, I’ve created 10 coupons that will give you 15% off the purchase of any print of your choice. The promo code to be entered during the checkout process is 054664.
If you don’t see a photograph that’s available for sale but you have seen it on my Flickr stream or at Things Shot, shoot me an email and I’ll make it available for you to purchase.