Day One

This site is on I don’t know how many iterations. A long time ago I wrote on WordPress. I wrote for a while on Medium. I tried to put some articles behind the paywall in an attempt to make some money out of it too, but the results were modest.

Now I have moved to Blogger.com, with a theme that I like and gives me pretty much everything I want.

Besides, I’m trying to reduce my dependence on Facebook and Instagram. Lately Facebook has become a big mess, a true cancer of the Internet. I feel the need to move to a platform where I have more control and where what I write is not ephemeral.

What I will write about

Most of the blog will be dedicated to photography. I’ve been into photography since I was a kid; I think it was around 5th or 6th grade that I first got my hands on a camera. Nowadays photography is both a passion and a source of income — my images can be purchased from most stock photo agencies. I sold my first images on Dreamstime in 2004 and have become an ANC qualified photographer since 2017.

I plan to write all sorts of technical material, on equipment, photo studio set-up and the image editing work.

I want to write about the trips we take. Right now the travel part is a bit scarce given the coronavirus pandemic.

Why I write so rarely

My blog posts will be infrequent and at random intervals. I write infrequently because always, before I start an article, I think whether what I’m going to put on my computer screen will be useful to anyone. I don’t like to waste my time writing for the sake of writing.

I don’t pretend to be an influencer, I don’t like the idea of promoting all kinds of crap. If I’m going to review a product, I’m doing it because I’ve tested the product and it’s either so good it’s worth recommending, or it’s so bad I’ll write about it just so others don’t get ripped off.

Originally published at https://www.teodorcostachioiu.com.

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