My last blog post was on September 19 last year. That’s almost four months ago. For someone who has committed to go full time on photography, to pursue his passion, that’s pretty crap. I have all sorts of excuses and they are all really crap, so I am not going to even list them down here.
What have I forgotten?
While having a good website design is nice, I have put off writing meaningful and useful contents for way too long. I spent too much time on the website and when it’s done, the thought that something could be improved came and I entertained that thought again. Repeat that few times. I became a web designer and developer instead of photographer. I have forgotten that this is my job now. Not a side job, not a hobby, but my full time job.
I have also forgotten that perfection is the enemy of the good. I put off posting some pictures because I thought they were not perfect or they were too simple. I worried too much about what others might think that I forgot about what others could learn from those not-perfect or simple pictures.
I have also forgotten that people don’t really care about nice pictures as much as they care about how you did it and how they can learn from you. Having useful contents is the best SEO strategy. Forget about those keywords, etc. if you do not have useful contents.
I have also forgotten that the best way to finish something is to start it. Looking at a blank piece of paper is intimidating but if you don’t start something, it will forever be blank.
I have also forgotten that time is finite. It’s quite easy to be misled that you have all the time you need now because you are a full time photographer. Hence, I procrastinated thinking there would be tomorrow. But, we are inching closer to our grave as each day passes.
But what have I not forgotten?
I have not forgotten how happy I am when I am out taking pictures. The passion is still kicking and alive in me, hence walk with me as I get better at addressing the above points. Thanks for reading.