Thank you everyone for your wonderful feedback.
After I wrote my post about my third anniversary, I was feeling a bit down, bordering on ennui (I always wanted to use this word in a post).
While creating the 300+ posts and thousands of photos are no small task, I felt inadequate next to the super bloggers that I know. Trey Ratcliff of HDR fame, who I’ve met on numerous occasions, talks about having 10 million followers and my friend Kirk Tuck gets 1 million visits per month. I’m decidedly in the skinny part of the long tail of bloggers. I know that as an artist, I should be satisfied if I meet my own expectations — that I shouldn’t compare myself to others. But I do.
I think I make solid images. Sometimes, I’m even satisfied. Then I look at the spectacular images over at 500px. What a mistake.
Luckily I came across this posting over at The Online Photographer by Ctein. We Need Our Audiences, is the perfect posting timed impeccably. Yup, I needed that. I feel better. For anyone with creative angst, I recommend reading that post.
What also helped? Reading your comments and hearing from my audience. I also processed a photograph that I took last week in San Jose that looks pretty good. I’ll post that soon.