It has come to my attention with more frequency the number of people who tell me in a private email or in person that they enjoy viewing/reading my blog to which my immediate reaction is one of surprise b/c the Comments left on my posts is, ahem, so infrequent. Now if you are one of the few who leave Comments, disregard what I’m about to say b/c it’s not directed at you.
I know what it’s like to feel shy or embarrassed about leaving comments on people’s blogs who you don’t know. However, consider the individual who is putting themselves out there creating these posts as they are being just as vulnerable sharing their art, words, thoughts, etc. with (potentially) the entire world! Exposure. Exposed. And to be honest, it’s hard not receiving feedback. It’s like having a conversation with someone yet you’re the only one talking. If it’s not obvious what my message is, let me be very clear – – If you are viewing my blog, I would LOVE to hear from you in the Comments section. You don’t need to feel the pressure to write something witty, clever, etc. It doesn’t matter.
I had a friend recently share with me what she felt when viewing one of my film images and I was WOWED by what she wrote b/c I would never think one of my images could conjure the feelings or thoughts she spoke of. It was very cool for me. I would like this blog to be a two way street. It gets lonely on this one way track dontchaknow? 😉
So to reiterate, please don’t be shy. Introduce yourself. I’m so happy to hear from you.
(the above image shot on 35mm film)