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.
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.
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!