1. Remember that this is wide open territory. It is uncharted. Simply by doing, you become a player.
2. If hits are down, controversy helps greatly.
3. Grab what you can.
4. Seniority means nothing.
5. Keep self promotion to a minimum.
First, there was Conscientious. Then, we had Alec Soth's Blog. They are great in a going-to-grad-school kind of way. Then, Whats The Jackanory came on the scene, kind of like a Village Voice for the working editorial photography community. A Photo Editor anonymously sprang up, and hit the jackpot. Then Bitter Photographer came on the scene, quickly achieving air superiority with a few targeted posts and ruining it for everyone...or making every one's day.
Now, PhotoShelter has tried to drop the bomb hiring Rachel Hulin to blog full time with Shoot The Blog. Lot's of talk last week with her very first post. Two photographers told me she was "hot", 3 told me she seemed "really smart". Everyone has their priorities.
Now the blog is rolling and Hulin reports she is having a blast...and it shows. RH's voice amidst the thing is right on. She brings you in the club, welcomes you as a member, and makes you feel like we are all in this together. And, of course, she has nothing to promote, no real agenda, unlike blogs such as mine. Bookmark this thing HERE.