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My U-turn on writing for Lomography.....

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Last week I did something I thought wouldn’t happen again. I wrote an article for the lomography website. Some of you may remember this blog post, where I discussed my dissatisfaction with the way the site was developing and the new piggy point rules. http://www.lomography.com/homes/crevans27/blog/99551-where-next
I’ve had time to reflect on this (It was September when I wrote this blog) and I’ve come to a few conclusions.
I wrote again for a few reasons;
1. It makes me sad to look through all the magazine articles and note that, firstly, there are not as many as there one was. Secondly, they are missing some of the high quality content we once got. This is partly as the more experienced Lomographers that I learnt so much from are no longer writing due to the same reason as me.
2. I miss sharing my ideas, and although that article may not be the highest of quality it may open someone’s eyes and inspire them a little. The site needs us to do this, but I understand why people are not ready to share yet.
3. Lomography might be struggling a little in terms of content. I used to submit articles and have a week’s wait until they are published. This Horizon article? The very next day. Since then, around a week ago, only four more reviews published. And three of those are from the lomopedia.

So personally, I guess I will keep on writing occasionally. But it will only be for other users, as piggy points very little value for me anymore. It just feels a little sad………

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2 comments

  1. alienmeatsack

    alienmeatsack

    I have to agree with you on the Piggy points value and how they've handled that. I watched over 70 points vanish because I didn't use them recently. And IMHO that should not have happened. I've also not really written much here because the Piggies are useless by the time they do get awarded, or the amount is so small it makes no sense to use them.

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  2. crevans27

    crevans27

    @alienmeatsack yep I know what feeling.... I won a competition for a lomokino. Had to pay £50 import tax which lomo gave back to me as piggy points which I eventually lost!

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