I got email from a reader this week thanking me for SSA!, and asking what they could do for the site. Thanks for asking! I love getting email like this– it makes me feel like I’m helping people.
First off, I’ll never say no to receiving large stacks of cash. If you have a lot more money than you know what to do with, feel free to come by my loft and leave it in my mailbox. I promise to buy lots of excellent camera gear with it. :-)
Seriously, comments and questions on the entries really contribute a lot to the site. Not only do they help me feel like I’m not shouting into the void, but they also give me excellent feedback. If I know where my explanations have worked and what could be clearer I can do a better job in the future. Suggestions for topics let me know what people are interested in learning about. Constructive criticism is welcome too, of course. You can keep the hate mail to yourself, though.
Another great way to help is to spread the word. Tell your friends! Link to the site. (It goes without saying, but don’t spam.) Stop Shooting Auto! is still a young site, and publicity is a good thing. Getting new readers always makes me happy.
Click the links. I actually make a very tiny amount of money from the site from Amazon product referral links. As of this writing, I’ve made less than $50– on an hourly basis, that would make me the envy of third-world sweat shop workers. Clearly, I’m not doing this to get rich! However, when you buy something from a product link on the recommendation page or What’s in Patti’s camera bag?, I get a few cents from it. That won’t make me rich, but it makes me smile.
More than anything, though, keep reading and commenting, and let me know how I’m doing.