For quite some time I’ve really struggled with how I should do this blog. I’ve been at a loss and everything I try seems to take so much time, or is similar to other work I’m doing.
I thought about monetizing it, get paid to blog, but that hasn’t really happened, so it seems almost pointless. I hate doing the hard sell, and that has meant that getting money for it is even harder. Ultimately I have to wonder if it really is for me.
My role in the photography world has changed over the years. As I’ve tried to make my way in the world of it, I’ve had to try things and then try other things. I have had some success, but more failures. I need to work out what I want from this, and do that.
I know that recently I’ve been working on my own art practice a lot more and where I want it to go. I have been doing a great deal of thinking and making decisions. This is where the blog comes into it.
I don’t want to compete with the millions of other photography blogs out there, so I am thinking of changing direction with it and using it to concentrate more on my art practice. Perhaps even take the photography part out of the name. Maybe the blog can be LEANNE COLE Artist.
For now, I’m not going to blog again until next week, except for Monochrome Madness. I will have a much better idea of what I want to do then, and you may find I will start blogging everyday. I want the new direction to be about my every day, my struggles with being an artist, how I am thinking etc. I will let you know more next week.
For now I leave you with an image. One I did on the weekend when I was away. many people were unable to see it on Instagram as I believe Gramblr might not be liked by Instagram. I was Shadowbanned so only some people could see the image. If you are using Instagram I recommend you stay away from Gramblr.
Excuse the image, I didn’t have my Wacom tablet with me and I find it really hard to process my images without it. I need to find one I can take away with me. For now I ask for your patience I hope you will join my journey.