Give and Take
Here is the deal the way I see it:
We blog because we want to share something. Therefore we enjoy it if others read and comment, since it’s something we shared it’s nice to know that it was shared with someone.
We comment because we enjoyed something we read. If you are a very active blogger you have a feed reader with a ton of feeds to read everyday. If you comment on someone’s blog and then notice they never comment on yours, that blog doesn’t seem quite worth the daily effort.
It’s the same way with photoblogs, I think it’s kind of understood…if someone comments on your blog you return the favor. It gets tough sometimes, trying to find new ways to compliment a picture.
Trying to take time to really read and digest all the blogs can be daunting. Sometimes it seems like it’s more of a race than it should be but mostly I just love getting to know people and getting a little peak into their daily lives.
I love writing, I know I would do it even without any comments but getting comments can lift you up a little and make your day a little better. I love photography and I love getting responses to my work but it loses it’s luster after a while. I keep contemplating giving it up but it also gives me something to strive for and people to converse with.
It’s also a way to escape and as a pisces I’m the queen of it. Traveling to another country really opened up the world to me. I felt all this positive energy flowing through me but I also couldn’t help but notice all the negative energy that has been building up inside as well.
I don’t know what I want to do, I know I’m going in circles and I know that all my energy is going into the wrong places. I should be focusing on me and not avoiding what is deep down inside but I’m afraid if I do really look I will fall apart.
Take from that what you will, I’m still not sure what I will take from it.