This is a follow up to my last post. I made an appeal to my readers to support the victims of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, and so far I am sorry and disappointed to say that the response has been very poor.
I first put up the post on 15th March 2011, and only one people has responded and showed any kind of support. I edited the post on 20th March 2011 and put links to the post on 3 of my most popular posts:-
- Recommended Camera Shops in Hong Kong
- Camera and Lens Street Price List for Hong Kong
- Canon EOS 7D Review
On average, this blog got over 1,000 hits per day, and the top 2 posts listed above each got hit at over 200 times per day, but my last post appealing for support for the Japanese disaster only got 109 hits so far, despite my request for support and linking to the 2 top posts.
Sadly, the response has not been any better so far. It seems that most of my readers only really care about getting cameras and lenses and good prices and reading my camera reviews and few bothered even clicking into the link and read my last post.
I must say I am more than in little disappointed. Over the last few years, many people have come to me for help with asking for advise on buying camera and lenses, update on latest pricing and all other kinds of request. I have been gladly doing it all for free so far and have not asked for anything in return.
Now I am still not asking for anything in return personally. I am only asking you to support what I believe is a good cause. If 100 persons each day out of the over 1,000 hits I get each day would make a small donation of say 1,000 Yen (US$12.35), you will have all help to raise 3,000,000 Yen (US$37,065) in 1 month for the victims of this terrible disaster.
Please do what you can to help! You can donate to various different charity organizations via the Google Crisis Response page. I have personally made a donation to the Japanese Red Cross via this page.
I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading and supporting this cause.
I would appreciate if you could leave comments below after you have made a donation as an encouragement for others to join in with the donation to the victims in Japan.