As you all know, I have been inactive in PhotoBlog for a while now. I would like to give you all an update with this post.
This took a lot of searching and the courage to write. So please bear with me...
PB was my first project on such a scale and I made a lot of mistakes, especially in the beginning stages. I got really discouraged when we finally released the new site because of the high expectations I set for myself.
These expectations were crippling me mentally. As a result, I distanced my self from the site and even photography to some extent.
More and more I realize that PhotoBlog's value is in the connections we make here and the satisfaction one gets from sharing stories with others. I would like to be active again and focus more on these aspects and worry less about money.
Money is important for any site to survive. PB makes about 50% of its costs though pro accounts. The rest I am paying out of pocket. I am happy to do it because I know PB hosts invaluable memories and stories from so many members who are passionate about photography.
I would like to apologize for my absence. At the same time, I am very thankful to everyone who contributed by becoming pro members. I am also thankful to members like Helen and Jennifer for their contributions as well as words of encouragement.
My engagement will be slow in the beginning. I will mostly focus on helping members navigate and use the site. I know a lot of you have feature requests. I am glad to take these requests but any active technical developments need to wait a few months.
Thank you all for being patient with me and keeping the site active!