Trying to keep up a blog about photography required dedication and free time. Moving countries recently made it very difficult to update this blog for many months. As did the fact that I was getting married. I realized that maintaining the blog requires more help that I alone can give it, especially since my day job is keeping me busy beyond normal working hours.
On the plus side I got to visit several countries and take loads of pictures. I am at the point where I can process them finally. Last week I put up some pictures of a model shoot I did in Boston. For those that have not seen the pictures yet you can go here. That was a lot of fun and Susana was a great sport.
In the next months I plan on putting up pictures from Holland, Greece, Vietnam and Australia. Yep, I took the long way round. I hopped my way from Boston to Melbourne via Birmingham (UK), London, Amsterdam, Thessaloniki, Athens, Hanoi, Hue, Ho Chi Ming City. I also had a visa 1 weeks layover in New Zealand. New Zealand is amazing and I want to make justice to it by doing an actual trip there to take pictures.
So what I should have done to keep this blog alive was to actually hire some ghost writers.
Ghost writers are people you can hire (or you can ask a friend if you believe they can do the job) to maintain the blog for you. This can cost you per article or it can cost you a flat rate ( x number of articles per week/month). This is a life saver if you are traveling a lot. Say you have planned a photo trip to the amazon and will be away for 1 month. Inactivity can kill your website. If someone is there posting articles as you then your audience won't grumble about the lack of posting and you can rest assured your website is being updated keeping it high on the google search engine while you are away. You can use Elance or ifreelance to find that special person that will be you for as long as you are out of town.
Well, that is my 2 cents for now. I now have to go back to processing my pictures. A dreaded workflow I could assign to a some freelancer?.....