If you have a blog and you have "sitemeter" and a comments page, you have a pretty good idea what your audience is hungry for. What gets the hits? What gets the links? What gets all the smart readers onto their keyboards and typing insightful comments? At this blog, the hits peak and the readers chime in with all the Echolilia excavations: weird pictures of kids, pictures of pills, scans of partially legible scribblings, attempted views into the psyche of a kid. What gets everyone's eyes rolling? What gets hits that time in at 1 second or less? It's this commercial stuff I plug every now and then...that is what the readers have little or no patience for. Colin Pantall sends a private email stating: "You don't have to limit yourself to being a marketing machine!!"
But I do....I do.
I'm up in Colorado Springs photographing Olympic wrestler T.C. Dantzler for a few days after last weeks Yosemite project, so my access to kids, scans, etc has been kept to a minimum. I'll need to keep this commercial stuff rolling this week...just bear with me....
Above, a project created with Shannon Amos for Randi Silbermann of Spectrum Magazine.