Aug 4 - Big Change!
Time for a big change. When I first had the idea to post a "photo a day" I had a specific purpose to challenge myself daily, to learn and to grow and to get out as much as possible and take photographs. I love that aspect of the challenge that I have placed in front of me.
As many of the wonderful photographers in this community have learned, comments and commenting proves to be a completely different endeavor. Although a lot of fun, I have found that managing the comments is a valuable yet time consuming process. I am often overwhelmed by it, to be quite honest. So, for now, I have decided to return to my initial goal with a new passion, to focus on pushing myself daily to grow and to try new things. Beginning today, I have decided to try to continue participating in this community without accepting comments. I have, however created a guestbook for anyone that may be interested in commenting there.
At 190 photos and over 3900 comments, I have gained so much from the relationships that I have built in this community and the last thing I would want to do is lose any of those relationships. I have learned something from almost every photographer I have befriended in this community and I have learned so much from the feedback from others. I plan to continue visiting other sites and commenting as often as I can, but I want to do that with joy in my heart instead of pressure to keep up.
I am not really going anywhere, I am just changing my approach. I hope this change makes sense to all who have taken the time to comment on my photos. Change is hard, change is sometimes scary but change is rarely permanent.
Thanks again to all who have and continue to support me! I appreciate each and every one of you.