Summer is almost over, and while a lot of people love this time of year, I’m not one of them. I like the next two seasons. So for this catching up post this week I thought it might be nice to see what I am looking forward to.
This is definitely something worth looking forward to here. Melbourne doesn’t get the really cold weather that many places in the northern hemisphere have. Unless it is raining, really pouring, you can always get out to take photos.
It is the best time to take photos. The sun isn’t as high in the sky and the shadows are fairly long. They are also very soft. The light in winter is stunning and would have to be my favourite time of the year to take photos for all those reasons. Plus the snakes aren’t around.
This winter I have plans for some new work I’m going to be doing. There are two separate projects I want to try, and when they are done I will work out which one has worked best. It is going to be an exciting year.
I tried doing the editing group and seems no one was interested. It is disheartening to realise that people don’t want to learn from me, unless I want to give it away for free. Perhaps if it hadn’t cost me anything to learn how to do what I do, it wouldn’t be unreasonable. However, I have spent a great deal of money learning photoshop, so I guess I will have to keep it all to myself. I’m trying not to let it get me down. It is something I’m coming to expect, perhaps that is the problem.
This leads to another problem, which is how do I earn money. I could give up the blog and everything else, perhaps get a real job. I doubt that would make me any happier, sadly. Now I need to find another way. Part of that is looking at what I can do with this blog and how to make it more successful.
That all leads to this blog and where it will go from here. It is now my intention to start working on high quality articles. There will be reviews, articles on photography and a few other things. You will have noticed that a couple of the older type posts have been brought back.
Perhaps the biggest reason I went self hosted a couple of years ago was in the hope of capturing more advertising on the here. However, I never did anything and the blog did become quite lost.
There is going to be more videos as well. I am working on somethings now that are aimed at helping people learn.
This is a big must right now. I have to understand it and learn how to implement it. At the moment the blog doesn’t have the stats that companies would like for me to be considered an influencer, so I need to pick it up here.
I am reading books and looking at websites to help work out how to use it. It is also important to understand exactly what this blog is about. Where do I want to go with it?
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It is simple in many ways, liking, but especially commenting on posts shows engagement. If you like this blog and really want to help, that would be fantastic. Another way to help is by sharing the content. If you have social media sites, then sharing posts on it would be fantastic.
I would love to hear from you, especially if you have some ideas on posts you would like to see. It won’t always be possible to do them, but if it can be done, then it will be.