“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!”
― C. JoyBell C.
A little over 4 months ago, I proposed to a few of my friends. My proposal was, to start a blog, a photoblog to be more specific. Why? Well, after having seen the immense talent of photographers in my University, and also realizing the long lost desire to start blogging again, I decided, why not satisfy what I want to do, and at the same time give all these amazing photographers the exposure their work truly deserved. And thus, Manipal Photo Blog was born on January, 30th.
And since then, it’s been one hell of a ride. Starting from scratch to this day, this blog has taught me more than I could have hoped to learn in the last few months.
- A deeper understanding of the internet community,
- many many great friends (it’s you all!),
- a twitter account (about time huh),
- awakening of the writer in my (check out whatshawt.com),
- realizing my interest in entrepreneurship,
- exposure to “social media” (mashable and related sites),
- …(I think you get the point by now 🙂 )
“I decided, why not satisfy what I want to do, and at the same time give all these amazing photographers the exposure their work truly deserved”
And so now, I ask you, all my friends and readers (both), would you support me in the next step that I wish to take? This blog has come a long way in 4 months, but there is much to accomplish and achieve, much to do, and a major part of it, I can’t, at least not alone. The future of this blog very much depends on you, and your participation and willingness to contribute.
I blog, cause it gives me happiness, and to connect with soo many people…
What I’m proposing is this:
- Create a platform for budding photographers( also include new photobloggers)
- Give them this platform to share their work, and get the appreciation and popularity which their photographs rightly deserve
- Allow the photographers to write an article (or description) with the photo, or add their poetry
- Alternatively, allow people interested in writing, to choose a photo and a theme and write an article, or submit their poetry
- Maintain a friendly community, for people to visit daily, browse awesome content, read opinions, articles, poetry
- (that’s it for now 😀 )
So, what do you all have to say? This is possible only and only with your willingness and participation and support.
I would love to hear what all of you have to say on this. Please do leave your thoughts below.
I think I’d follow you wherever you want this blog to take you…you are a very talented individual! 🙂
I’m soo happy to hear that 🙂
I’d definitely consider it; hooray for your creativity.
Sounds awesome – I look forward to where this takes you!
Yes, following right behind! Old and new, Preetam. You’ve also unwittingly taught me quite a few things about blogging. Maybe I’ll buy a camera and start taking beautiful pictures just for you! 🙂
I’m glad I did.
Haha, that would be just awesome Nifti!
While I don’t consider myself a professional photograph by any stretch of the imagination, after seeing others entries, I might find a shot or two, if you really need them to round things out for your project. I’m curious to see what you come up with. Good idea. 🙂
Nobody is a professional to be honest. We all continue learning throughout our lives, and hence, we always are students
I would love to give it a go, when inspired by a great photo – if you go ahead, I think it will work. Look how much you’ve already achieved in such a short time! 🙂
thanks wightrabbit. Yep true, inspiration goes a loong way
Great idea my friend. Follow your dreams. If you continue to give people what they want they will follow you.
you got that right Friend
You are doing really well with this project. I would love to submit a photo from time to time.
excellent Judy, thanks!
Congrats on the success of your blog. You appear to have access to considerable talent for the blog. I will always be visiting, but my photos won’t match the quality you require.
ooh Alex don’t think like that. You never know!!! Good luck
I love that all over the world people are connecting!
I love the idea and would love to add to it! I love both photography and writing.
You have some great work!
Follow your dreams…you are so young…I am following mine at my age…nothing but a dream and a pocket full of sunshine… 🙂
well, age no bar!
I am living proof of that…lol
I think you are a genius! It’s a stunning idea and I am sure people will love it 🙂
thanks Lottie. Hope they do
The expression on that Rottweilers face says it all – I’m in.
haha yeah Emilio!
Such talent and wonderful pictures :)It is always nice to visit here.
thanks Baxter 🙂
I would be thrilled to write – poetry or article. Being that I am an “accidental photographer” (meaning if I get a good photo, it’s probably by accident), I doubt I would contribute in that venue. Have you thought, though, on how many submissions you will likely get? You may soon be overwhelmed! 🙂 PS – are you still doing the e-zine?
hah, the greatest inventions happen by accident.
Yes e-zine is on for now. That is being done internally with my college team. But the plan is to include everybody!
Send in your write ups to me!
Reblogged this on little box of books and commented:
Hey photobloggers…or amatuer photographers , or pro pic takers
Mani, you always have some very impressive photos. I happen to be partial to the Rottweiler, I love those dogs. I still miss mine, she passed away some time ago and I just can’t seem to find the right one to replace her, but still looking for a good pup. Thanks for bringing back some good memories.
it’s always very sad when they pass away… unfair. such is life
I say go for and enjoy the heck out of it. I’m with you all the way. 🙂
What a great idea…I will do what I can to contribute! I wish you and your efforts great success!
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nice idea my friend! after all, this is all about sharing and being connected with everyone.. well, i’m no pro in photography but i wish to share a photo with you one of these days.. more power!
do share. it doesn’t matter being a pro or not
What a great idea! Go for it! I would enjoy the chance to contribute some poetry. The photos on this blog are truly inspirational 🙂
Great idea. I’m all for it.
What an awesome blog and awesome idea! 😀
Like some of the others I doubt I can contribute the quality you require, but you can count on my support 🙂
don’t doubt yourself! send your work it!
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Everything is beautiful!!!!
Very interesting concept! Thanks for your recent visit to my blog 🙂 I’ve enjoyed visiting yours – good luck on your new project.
Great stuff and very exciting. Maybe an original painting could be included too!!
You know, if there is anyone with such Art, I would love to feature it. Just email me over!
pretty intense… I found your writing style very creative and the photographs are awesome.
thanks Sanchari. I’m happy you liked it
Love these images.
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Great idea! I like it. And interested to contribute. 🙂
looking forward to seeing your contribution then!
I would love it if you would add my photo of me and my Mammoth Donkey Rio from the donkey Whisperer. Great idea 🙂
your photography and editing skills are outstanding! keep up the amazing work 🙂
hehe, it’s all credit to my photographers.
check out our FB group to connect with them
What a great idea for a blog! Thanks for liking my post, and bringing me to your blog. It answers a lot of the questions I’m having about blogging and social media. Great job! I’m joining your growing number of followers.
glad this blog was helpful to you!
That’s really an awesome idea that is probably overlooked more often than not. I think I may look in to doing this on my campus, it may have some potential.
I think I’ll take a little more time to see all of what you say on here, I appreciate the inspiration.
Thank you for the creative ideas! You also have incredible shots as well!
Feel free to stop by my side of the blogosphere, too!
thank you sooo much coleroe. Will do
Yes do so in your college too, then we can form a collaboration!
Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. I’m 52 and just now entering the twenty-first century. I like your photos.
haha. well, welcome aboard!
Good luck with whatever you decide. Happy Reading!
Wow – Great Idea and nice photographs! I enjoyed visiting your blog. Thanks so much for visiting My Journal of Praise, liking my post and bringing me to your blog. Best wishes on your project!
You’re welcome.. and thank you
Guess who’s AWESOME!? You are. So I gave you the oh so amazing Pink Tree Award. Click the link below for details!
thank you soo much for the award. Much appreciated
Great!!! Congratulations from Belgium!
Just getting to know you but I think it is a great idea.
thanks Rev. Keep dropping by
Hello! Thanks for liking my Japan pics =)
I picked this post at random from your archive; what you’re proposing sounds like a great idea – showcasing great work and promoting a community around it is commendable.
I try my best