Thursday, May 29, 2008

Stumble Upon 1001 Noisy Cameras

With 1000+ posts in this blog, we decided to try something new to introduce our new(er) readers to some of our resource and reference type posts.

So, inspired by the way the Stumble button of Stumble Upon works, we decided to name this feature in their honor. Just like Stumble, we are using a secret formula to decide which posts to show, except their formula involves complicated real-time math, and our formula involves tape-delayed coin tosses :)

Stumble Upon Resource and Reference Posts
eBay Prosumer FinderThis is a handy reference utility-post that has dozens of pre-filled eBay queries on some of the most popular prosumers from 2002 to 2006, including the likes of Canon G5, Sony F727, Minolta A2, Nikon 8800, Olympus C8080, Sony R1, Panasonic LC1, and such. If your favorite camera is not listed, it's not because we don't like it, just let us know and we'll add it :)
The Big List of Cameras in 2007If only there was a post that listed every single current digital camera as of late 2007. Now that would be a great reference! Wouldn't it be? Well, that post exists!
Support your local camera shop initiativeA few blogging-moons ago we launched the Support your Local Camera Shop initiative, where we list local camera shops from around the country. We have 30+ listed so far! Is yours listed yet?
1001 Noisy TermsFeel trapped by the limited terminology out there? Don't you just wish there were even more terms to add to the confusion? Well, the wait is over! Introducing 1001 Noisy Terms. It's a lot less than 1001 at the moment, but we are getting there :)

Please let us know what you think! More of these posts will spring up and will be rotated so as to introduce our new(er) readers to the 1000+ posts we have posted in this noisy blog.


Fazal Majid said...

Enough with the self-shilling already. I unsubscribed from your feed because the signal to noise ratio is so bad with all these self-referential posts.

1001 noisy cameras said...

Ouch! :)

There is a large number of new readers in this blog, and one of the things they have asked is an easier way to find some of the reference/resource type posts, without having to go through 1000+ archived posts. This is in response to that request.

The other "self-shilling" posts exist for similar reasons. Sometimes there are too many new posts in a matter of hours, and some people prefer a quick summary of what was posted in the last few days.

Remember, there is a diverse audience, some are using RSS readers, others are visiting the website directly, others are coming through other sites/blogs, etc, etc, etc. Some are reading every post, others are just skimming through, some are only interested in Canon or Nikon posts, others want to see juicy rumors, others are waiting for new announcements, etc, etc.

It would be nice if I could custom-write blogs for each individual reader, but that's not possible (not yet anyway).

If one is not interested in a particular post or set of posts, it is easy to just ignore it and move on to the next post or blog. I am not sure why this is an issue.

I go through hundreds of sites and feeds every day, and it only takes me nanoseconds to jump over things I am not interested. What am I missing here? :)

1001 noisy cameras said...

Trollish posts and such will be deleted :)