God, so much can change in a couple years. When I first started this blog it was the third platform I’d blogged on (RIP melodramatic.com & livejournal), people were actually making money (easily & not me) from blogging, and readers actually left comments. This was a prehistoric time where sharing posts via FB and IG weren’t really used to promote blogs yet and growth was organic, community-based, and people actually had attention spans longer than 6 seconds.
After taking a lot of time off of my art and blogging I decided I missed word vomiting all over the internet too much and now I’m back here. It’s 2018, blogging has been declared dead by all, I haven’t produced a single piece of art in over 2 years, and I spend most of my creative energy at my full-time job. I still have things to say. I still have loud opinions. I’m still here and you’re here too.
Not many know this but I’ve been blogging/journaling/online diary-ing ever since, well…since the internet began really lol (damn I feel old saying that). I’ve always gone through phases and websites and not cared about what I said in them until I started Photo Talk. This blog/whatever is something I actually care about, I care what you guys, my readers have to say, even if it isn’t much. I like sharing my passion and sharing what I learn along the way. I love having a place to talk out my photo-related thoughts, cause I usually bore my friends with it or confuse my mom with all my tech talk.
I’ve been blogging on my personal blog here and there when the mood strikes, and lately I’ve been mulling over the idea of combining the two. Its a risk because this blog serves as my primary source of exposure to my photography and I like keeping it somewhat professional just in case, but at the same time I feel like this blog is becoming stagnant because I’m ONLY talking about art. And lets be honest, I have a life, so sometimes my art gets put on the backburner to surviving the daily grind which is when you will see me not posting anything for a week.
So I need your opinions. Do you care enough to read about my personal life too (and I promise to keep the bitching to a minimum)? Or should I just stick to business as usual?