March 20, 2018
I'm a terrible blogger. I think that is painfully obvious, if only based on a) the number of blog posts I've made and b) the time that has elapsed since my last post. Every time I sit down to write, I'm totally overwhelmed by blogger's block. I can't find the right words to go with the photos I want to share, which is baffling and beyond frustrating because I think photos that capture real-life are so important! The frustration feeds back into the blogger's block, and . . . well, you get the picture.
Well this past September I had a baby. While I was on maternity leave, I found myself frequently sharing my photos with family and friends. Miraculously, I suddenly I had all the right words to go with each photo. I think it's because each photo was a glimpse into my life. I wanted to share the significance of each moment and hope that it came through in the photo. And as I was putting words with my photos I realized, I've been going about this blogging thing all wrong.
Maybe it isn't that I can't come up with the right words, it's that there are too many words. I've been trying to write about entire days when a day is comprised of so many different moments. If a single picture is supposedly worth 1,000 words, why would I try to write about so many pictures all at once?
So I'm reimagining my blog. I'm going to focus on individual moments - one at a time - however bold or subtle they may be. Hopefully that will both help me be better with my descriptions and be a better fit for everyone's attention spans. I don't know about you, but I'm tired already!