I’ve been blogging for over a year now on this wordpress blog, previously on blogspot. It’s been good to get my brain working in the morning, making me a little more positive than I usually would be if I were writing for myself only. It’s been a great creative outlet, yet I haven’t made much headway in getting anyone to read these?
I’m OK with that, it’s mostly for me to write. With my youngest son, we’ve given him time to golf to see if he has a chance to make a living playing. He’s going to a U.S. Open qualifier in El Paso next week, the the deaf championships in Connecticut where I’ll join him in July. There’s a time limit on it though, if he can’t make a living soon he has to go back to school or actually work on something other than his golf game.
I should look at this blog (or my writing) in the same way, when is it time to call it quits and come to the conclusion I’m not going to make it as a writer or artist? I’ve been given this time off of work, filled up my days with writing and photography or making things to no avail. Not that I’m looking to make some money, I’m lucky in that regard. It’s just that I don’t expect someone to say I can sell one of my printed photographs for the cost of printing it either.
Then again, there’s always the naysayer or the one who brings you down. Years ago one of the parents from my son’s volleyball team said he was an actor, hit on me, then told me to buy a DVD of a movie he was in. Out of curiosity, I bought the movie. It was so bad I had to lie and say I didn’t see it. I don’t feel I’m a naysayer myself, usually I’m everyone’s biggest cheerleader. When I know someone has an art exhibit, has written a book, or other creative endeavor I’m the first one there to support. In that case, I wasn’t going to tell him how awful it was because what good would that do?
So I’m wondering if that’s how other people are with me, they just don’t know what to say so no one says anything.
The other possibility is that people are so busy no one has time to read a blog, or we’re all totally over spending time at our computers. I’ve been weaning myself off of social media myself, took FB off my phone and mostly just post pretty pictures on Instagram. On Instagram (@hellereng) I do have a following of some great photographers that a aspire to be. My problem is, I’m not waking up at the crack of dawn to take pictures…I’m drinking coffee and writing.
Not feeling great after a root canal yesterday either, that probably has me down a little bit.
Finish another project, play piano, go for a walk, start my physical day. Feature pic is one I took the other day coming back from San Francisco then messed around with it on my Photoshop PSExpress app. They put some new features on it, kinda liked the way the rain with the moon looked behind the city front.