Lets face it, I am pretty terrible at this whole blogging thing. I do well for a while and then just like that, I get caught up with other things. Honestly, it isn't that I hate blogging...well, maybe I hate it a little bit. That is only because long ago when I first dreamed about becoming a photographer my day dreams consisted of jumping from awesome shoot to awesome shoot and somehow I forgot to consider the other side, the business side. And the business side has told me time and time again that blogging is the smart thing to do for that super exciting search engine optimization part of the business, so I started doing it. But, if I am being honest, that isn't the part that keeps bringing me back. Honestly, that has very little to do with why I keep blogging even after a long stint of forgetting about it.
I keep coming back because, I love that blogging gives me more of a voice in my work. I think my work speaks for itself in many ways but so often there are such great stories that happen during the shoots that the final images just can't tell. In my personal projects, blogging gives me the platform to inform viewers what I was thinking and where I got ideas or inspiration for a shoot. When it comes to my freelance work, it give me a space to share the stories of the amazing and interesting people that I get to meet day in and day out. After spending many years working a 9-5 desk job with no stimulation, where I could feel my soul being crushed a little more each day, it is the opportunity to meet talented and fascinating individuals that is the highlight of my job and getting to collaborate with them creatively is really just a bonus.
So, I am back on the blogging train...for now. Below is some sneak peeks into what will be showing up on here in the next week or so. And if there is anything you are interested in hearing about, let me know in the comments!