Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

April 6, 2010

Why a Blog?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Karma @ 7:55 pm

    Here it is.  My first attempt at a blog.  I don’t know if I will keep this up or lose interest or really get into it.  It’s an experiment, I suppose.  I think the main reason I will be doing this is photography.  I first started participating in online photo challenges at a site called Shrew’s Daily Shutters.  Ms. Shrew hasn’t posted in a long time.  I’m hoping that will change!  Then I got interested in another great photographer’s blog and photo challenges, Scott’s over at Views Infinitum.  Scott has a great way to participate in his challenges.  Rather than sending him your pictures, you post a link in his comment section.  Not only do you get to look at other folk’s cool photos, you find interesting blogs you might never have seen otherwise.  During his last photo assignment, I posted all of my shots here.  While Picasa Web Albums is a very useful site, which I will continue to use, it doesn’t seem to be very user friendly as far as encouraging folks to make comments, and that’s what I really enjoy about sharing photography.  I love reading comments about what people like, but even more so, how to improve.  Two years ago I did a project that many digital photographers have done : Project 365.  In this project, you make yourself take at least one photo every day.  Doesn’t sound all that difficult, but for me it was.  Finding something new and interesting to shoot every day was quite the challenge.  When I did that, I posted my shots on Flickr .  Flickr, however, is limiting unless you are willing to part with some cash annually.  Flickr will only show your latest 200 photos unless you pay their annual fee.  I personally don’t care to shell out for something that is available elsewhere for free, but I do miss the interaction of the built-in community of photographers on Flickr.  So, it is my hope that through this blog, I might be able to have the opportunity to interact with others who may share my interest.  I will always welcome constructive criticism even though photography is but a hobby for me.  Maybe more than a hobby – ask my family about my obsessive-compulsive need to keep photo albums!  (You can ask one member of my family right here on WordPress at Bread and Putter)  Yes, “old-fashioned” prints stored in an actual book taking up space in my house.  I’ll be married 18 years this June; I have nearly that many photo albums lurking in this house.

   So, like I said, photography will be my main reason for doing this blog, but I may decide to post now and then on other things that interest me such as : my family and the trials of raising two teenaged daughters, my dogs, the Boston Red Sox, quilting, cooking experiments (although that’s really my sister’s thing) or any other thoughts that pop into my mind. 

   I will work on jazzing this blog up over the next few days, weeks, months – who knows?