Pictures or words

I realise I’m not being much of a blogger these days.

I mean, apart from the fact that I’m not updating as much as I should be, I’ve actually stopped taking photos of everything.

The thing is, everyone has a camera these days and everyone takes photos of everything. That annoys me because I don’t like doing what everyone else is doing. So I stopped whipping my camera out at every turn.

Taking a photograph

Sometimes, my innate need to go against the grain manifests itself most inconveniently.

But I will still need pictures because I still want to keep my blog alive. And readers are increasingly dependent on pictures now.

It’s like a regression, is it not? We started learning how to read with picture books before graduating to text-only books.

Dick and Jane

Now, people want 1:1 picture-text ratios again. Maybe 10:1 picture-text. I know readers who visit blogs and just scroll down looking at pictures, not reading a single word.

Not that that’s a bad thing. A picture paints a thousand words, after all? I’m wondering, if I just post two pictures here every day and don’t write a thing, will you still “read” my blog? That’s two thousand words, after all? Heh.

So, there’s part of my solution to my blog ennui.

I’m tired of crappy photos taken with a crappy compact camera (sometimes phone camera). I’m looking at getting a DSLR and improving my photography skills. That way, I won’t feel like I’m doing what everyone else is doing. There will be more heart and soul in my photos. Also blood and tears, as my bank account goes into the red and cries.


The other problem I’m facing now is lack of time. That can be solved with better time management and less greed. I am still greedily wanting to do too many things at once, which makes time a bitch to manage.

But having to give up stuff is not fun, so I shall stubbornly insist on bulldozing through life like a frantic biscuit trying to pick up as many dots as possible while trying to avoid cute little ghosties.

In a manner of speaking.


I’ll do better next week!

10 thoughts on “Pictures or words

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    Haha….i feel ya…so many things to do…so little time….and sometimes, no mood to blog…i read text…but some pictures does make it more interesting…but uploading it is kinda troublesome.. lols :D
    Anyway, HI!!!! xD

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    @Soxace: Heya! :) Nah, it’s not the uplaoding that’s troublesome. It’s the editing. :P

    @Stormy: Um, what do you mean? I don’t know how to answer that, lol.

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    @sheylara what i mean is like do you just go and take pictures of ppl and they dont even know it or what???

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    Haven’t been here for a while, just thought I’ll let you know how think pink and flowery layout brings a smile to me. ^_^ Bright and cheery!

    We always want to make the full use of life, juggling so many things at one go. For those of us that fail at that, I guess it’s time to give up on the lesser wants so that we can focus more on doing what we REALLY want to do.

    Wanna buy time, 7-Eleven got sell?

    Cheers, Sheylara!

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    I find the pink and flowery layout a little embarrassing to read at work :p

    Of course, it’s worth it.

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    arrghhhh… noooooo. Continue with the pics. I love the blog exactly because of the pic:word ratio. lol. Dont feel so stress reading.

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