Friday, March 1, 2013

So social...

Well long time no write. At least here. I know there's a few of you who follow me on Twitter (, like me on Facebook (, have me as a contact on Flickr ( or have me in your circles on Google+. Throw in 500px,, and the stuff I submit to the Foothils Camera Club and I have pictures and thoughts floating in a whole bunch of different places.

Then there is this blog. The idea was to have this as the sort of central point where I would post my pics and thoughts and then re-post them in the other places. The thing is that I have been finding the other places so darn convenient to post to. I also have (had?) this weird idea that I need to put up long posts here with lots of words and pictures.

I guess the question is, what role does social media play in photography? For me, its about getting my images and my thoughts out there. I like to read about other people's approach to photography and seeing the fruits of their labors.  Every one of the social media formats I use has a little different audience and a little different offering.

So back to the blog. I guess initially I felt I was getting my idea out via social media so I didn't necessarily need to repeat myself on the blog. Then I realized that there are a lot of people who read this blog that don't follow me on Twitter, don't like my page on Facebook, haven't got me as a contact on Flickr, and don't have me in their Google+ circles.  Then came the realization that I haven't posted here in a very long time. Which strangely became an another reason not to post here. I mean I felt guilty folks.

To the folks who only see my stuff here? Very sorry that I've left you out. I'm not sure when I put a blog specific gag order on myself but its been lifted.

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