Back In December (Click here t read) I told you a bit about my current life situation and the intense work on 43rumors and MirrorlessRumors. It’s now three years that I work on 43rumors in almost every single free time I have. It’s an immense passion and joy to work with it but what started for fun become a real second job with lots of hours of work.
And it’s now time for me to find some help. In my “real life” I do travel a lot and have some major project to accomplish. I tried to find some help in the past through the “Online-friendhips” I made via 43rumors but somehow this never worked. I work as Photographer and Documentarist and starting from end 2011 I asked all my friends and colleagues if someone would help me on my websites. I needed at least one person that would help me to cover the daily news while I would keep being the only one working on rumors with my own anonymous sources.
In September 2011 I got a surprising call from “Frank”. He is a good friend of mine that studied with me Philosophy back in early 2000. He than kept studying Informatics and than Artificial Intelligence(!) He worked as professor at the University and he has been always a Canon shooter…hey nobody is perfect 😉
He heard that I was looking for some help and he proposed me this. I would promote his Canonwebsite and he would help me out whenever I would be busy at work. I accepted the offer and I am also curious to see what a man with his knowledge would do on a website like this. He has some crazy ideas that he will realize with his knowledge in informatics and artificial intelligence programming. But I will not tell you more. Here are the details of the deal:
– For the start I link from my website to his new website and for the moment he is using the same theme I have on 43rumors.
– He is the complete alone writer and administrator on CanonWatch. Just to let you know that I have no influence there.
– The website name is CanonWatch (Click here). It’s a news website less focused on rumors and more on creative content and news/reviews coverage.
– When I will unavailable for a couple of days Frank will cover the daily news on 43rumors. I will of course let you know when this happens and he will of course use his name to sign the posts.
Now I really invite you to visit CanonWatch (Click here). Not only because of the Canon news, but to know him as a person. He will need your help and feedback to check if what he does is alright. In particular you might be interested to see the full Canon 5DmarkkIII news coverage (Click here).
Frank is not the only one that is interested to do “something” with my websites. My biggest wish is to add a creative section where good work done with m43 cameras can be easily shown. It’s often confusing to find interesting reportages and videos on social websites like Flicker and Youtube. And during my double life (as Photographer and Blogger) I learned that often non professional people I met through 43rumors have an immense talent and nice stories to show. This is my wish for 2012. To create a new room for your work. We talk a lot about cameras every day, but at the end isn’t your creativity what really matters?
Ale (43rumors admin)