Second week of the new year and new camera announcements are coming fast and furious prior to the start of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Nikon, Fuji, Olympus, Pentax and Panasonic have all made announcements, and probably more are being made even as I’m typing this.
The question is, do you want to read about them here? Here’s why I’m asking:
People searching in Google for camera info will often find their way to this site. Which is nice. High readership numbers, high Google Pagerank, all nice for the ego and all.
- Those people almost never look at my portfolio (and are probably not interested in it).
- Those people don’t click on affiliate links, which might yield me a few extra bucks.
- Those people almost never leave comments (not that I get a lot here, considering the number of page views I get).
So if that’s the case, why should I bother to grab some images, grab some specs and then try to be more than just a content troll by adding in my own impressions based on what I’ve read. There’s lots of other stuff I could be spending my time on. I’ve got two part time jobs as well as a photo studio and the occasional paid photo shoot, not to mention an attempt to have a life from time to time. The effort/reward ratio seems way too low.
Well, this is your chance to speak up, if you so desire. Would you like me to write about the Fuji X100s or X20? Do you care about my thoughts on the latest mirrorless camera from Pentax? Is this a site you would come to when you want to know about the Nikon 1 J3 or Nikon 1 S1 (and am I just doing a bit of SEO’ing by putting those names there?)?
I might write about cameras that seem unusually interesting or that I would consider buying myself, but I need to know that “regular” readers of this page are interested in reading that sort of thing from me. If you are, please let me know. If you’re not, no need to leave a comment informing me of that.