Help me buy a new camera!

For the last four years, I’ve become quite the shutterbug. Ever since I got my digital camera, it went where I went. Day, night, all over town and all over the country– my camera documented my almost every move.

But four years later, my camera has seen better days. It’s been banged, dropped, and otherwise harmed more times than I can count. Through it all, it kept working great; but recently I dropped it while getting out of my car and the shutter release button broke off. I fashioned a temporary fix out of a plastic-coated paperclip, tape, some cotton balls and rubber cement. It works– but it’s wreaking hell on my fingers.

So it’s time to upgrade.

Photography has become more than just a passing hobby for me. It’s something I really believe I am good at– and something that, with more practice and a better camera, I can use to my advantage.

So, I am doing something I have never done before– I am turning to you, my readers, for help. 

If you would like to help me raise the funds to buy a new camera, click the “donate” button to be brought to my PayPal account and give whatever you can. Your contributions will go toward the purchase of a new Digital SLR camera — which is what I am looking for.

Why am I doing this?  I figure it’s worth a shot.  I’m saving up all my birthday and Christmas money, as well as some of my Christmas bonus money, for this.  It’s going to be a big investment. 

But my main reason for reaching out to you, my blog readers, is because what I do with that camera will hopefully be displayed on my blog in the months to come.  Think of it as an investment in my future in the blogosphere.  Oh sure, I’ve threatened to leave many a time (who hasn’t?), but I figure at this stage in the game, I’m not going anywhere.  I’m too invested in this place.  Besides, I’d miss it.

Does that mean things will be changing here?  Not really– it’ll just be more visually interesting. 🙂

So if you can help out, I’d love you for it.  But even if you can’t, I’d still love you. 

See, that works out pretty well. 🙂

Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!