I have been wanting to blog more.
I mentioned this on Twitter and a fellow photographer said something along the lines of “then do it.” That seems so simple. You want to do something, do it. Thanks Trudy (@thetrudz – http://trushots.com )
But where do I start?
What to blog first? Where do I start to take my blog from the blog that it was last year to the blog I want it to be this year? Then I read a blog post today by a photographer I blog-stalk. His ending statement was “Don’t be afraid to unbutton, unzip, untie, unlace. Let me know who you are. Who you really are. I am open. Be open, too.” – Jack Hollingsworth (http://jack.bigfolioblog.com)
A lot of my fellow photographers blogged their goals for 2010 – both personal and business. A lot of photographers have told the story of WHY they are photographers. I feel like I’ve grown in reading their stories. They blog about not just each client that comes along but their daily life. Their likes and dislikes. Their families and their friends. These are real people that have occasional problems and brilliant successes; and they also happen to be fantastic photographers.
I have grown on many levels in reading their posts. Whether it’s developing more self-confidence or being inspired to start a new project. And I look forward to that continuing.
Then I think that I could do that for someone else. I have a viewpoint to offer. I have funny triumphs and disheartening downfalls.
So here’s to 2010. A year of growing my fledgling business, continuing to use and benefit from social media in all its forms, (I’m a long-time Facebook lover and a new Twitter lover) to develop my professional contacts and friendships further, and to share all of it along the way with you.
So now that I got that off my chest – the next decision is what pictures do I pair with this post? Then I think – why not go with a set that makes me laugh every time I see them. Something that I haven’t posted yet, something that means a lot to me – as a mother first, and a photographer second. Because that’s who I am.
These series were taken with my camera on self-timer, at Fernwood Botanical Garden. One of our favorite places ever.