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A new member for eight years!13/10/2009 - 10:42 PM
I posted most of this in the "Introduce yourself forum" earlier today but having just upgraded to E2 membership, I think it probably fits better as my first blog entry on the site. (So please forgive the repitition if you have already seen this in the forum).
I joined the ephotozine site (according to my profile) on 1st November 2001 - almost 8 years ago. But I've not really been active here all that time... the only thing I appear to have done is post one question in the forum some years ago.
In those 8 years I've recieved the emails, I've occaionally visited the site, read reviews etc. But I have never been active. Never posted a photo, never updated my profile, never given myself an avatar.
I'm hoping that from today that will change. It's a long story but following some problems at flickr (I may post about some other time) I've been looking for an alternative site where I can post photos, get feedback, offer a little feedback myself and to make contacts with other photographers.
The proverbial lightbulb went on over my head today and I decided to look (in detail) at what ephotozine has to offer. And I have to say, so far, I am impressed. I've uploaded a couple of photos and had positive feedback on them (always good for the ego!), started posting comments (one of which has been flagged as a constructive - so I must be on the right lines), I've updated my profile and now here I am posting in the forum.
I just have one question... Why the hell has it taken me 8 years to realised what a good resource this site is??
Ian M Butterfield