I’ve been putting a lot of thought recently into this blog. Of what it is and what it can be. At present, I update when I have the time or inclination with whatever is in front of me or on my mind at any given moment when I’m sitting at the keyboard. And it’s always about me. I occasionally touch on some good photographs and decent writing, but there’s no consistency. I may post once or three times a week. Fun assignments may fall through the cracks because I was too busy to write something about them. I do a lot of interesting things here. I do a lot of uninteresting things here as well, but for the sake of this blog, I do a lot of interesting things here. So I’m going to try to be a little more organized. I’m going to try to set up a few regular posts: assignments, influences, etc. Who knows where it will all go, but I think it’s high time for a few smart changes. Don’t fear it. It’s good. More after the weekend.
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2 thoughts on “On Blogging.”
It’s a tough one this and I’ve tried to think it through myself. In the end I am increasingly of the belief that the only thing that really matters is that whatever you post your heart is in and that you keep on posting.
Post for the sake of posting or because you think that you ought to keep up a schedule and it’ll become a chore and the quality will suffer. I know that when I’ve posted, just because I haven’t in while, then I look back on it later and it shows.
In the end, most blogs die a death because people can’t be bothered to update them. Anything that keeps it a labour of love rather than a chore – well that’s what to aim at.
Or that’s what I reckon anyway.
I’m mostly hoping to strike some kind of balance. It’s not that I think posting is an obligation; I like it. I’ve just been feeling personally a bit unsatisfied with the content, feeling that the blog needs to grow up just a touch, while still retaining the things (I think) people like about it.
I plan to post as much from the heart as I do now I guess, just want to try out some new things. Hopefully it will take.