Tuesday, 19 January 2016


When I first started this blog, I mentioned that I tended not to read blogs that didn't have photos.

I've moved a lot of my online time away from reading blogs entirely (although I have a few I've been reading "forever" that I check in on from time to time) but there's still something for me about a page of text that I tend to not be as interested in reading through.

It's likely not just me, much of our online media these days is intended to catch our quickly shifting attention span.  But I digress...

I wanted to make my blog have photos and so along with starting to write online, I also started to share my photos online.  Flickr had only been around for a couple of years but (at the time) it linked up with blogger and I liked a lot of the content I was seeing so I joined, took a deep breath and started uploading photos.

I made the decision to have something visual every second post so that the page would have something for people to look at regularly.  But now I'm running out of photos.

I stopped using this flickr account at some point a couple of years ago and now I'm having to hunt through my shots to find ones I haven't already used.  Which means they often don't have much, if anything to do with what I'm saying.  (Which they were always meant to.)  Like this post... and the photo of my knife cover.  (Why did I have a photo of my knife cover anyway?  Project 365.  When you commit to taking a photo a day for a year, you sometimes run out of both light and energy and... you just shoot something.... the end.)

So, yeah.  At some point, I will run out of unused photos from this account.  And then I'll have to make some sort of decision.  Maybe to recycle.  Maybe to go image-less.  I don't know.

Flickr says I have just under 2000 photos.  I don't always do a photo every second day, but close.  So that's somewhere around 4000 posts... in theory, before I run out.  Blogger says I'm closing in on 3000 posts.  So, mathematically speaking I may have a while, but still... I'm currently working with a finite resource.

Things I didn't know when I decided to share the babblings in my head.


Anonymous Jonathan said...

Ahem - do you even KNOW how much effort I didn't put into re-styling my blog after I moved it to hopefully attract you to read it ? :)

I add photos to posts for the same reasons (and because it makes them look nice at BlogLovin). I tend to just google something abstract to go with a post, and know I should really put some effort into it - but I don't...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 8:42:00 am  
Blogger Happydog said...

Ah yes the 365 project! Gave myself permission to just take a photo of something and not to worry about it being perfect. I also did a 52 week project with an amazing group on Flickr. I've not done much with all the photos I took in Europe this summer. For some reason I feel like I need to do something with them before I can do any new projects.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:26:00 pm  
Anonymous Elliott said...

I personally don't care that the photo doesn't have anything to do with the post. I like seeing your pictures because they typically make me think, as do your posts. And since the picture and post are not often linked, I get to think about two different things. Win all around I'd say.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 1:31:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Fair enough Jonathan ;)

I did the same with 365 HD, gave myself permission to not worry. Did it three times in total! Not sure I'd do it again. For me, pressure and creativity don't mix that well ;)

You're so nice Elliott :) Thanks.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 6:52:00 pm  
Anonymous Elliott said...

Also, to be honest, I'm surprised you own a knife that needs a cover. I know, definitely stereotyping, but you don't come across as the type of person to own a knife with a cover.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 5:30:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

It came with it!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 6:37:00 pm  

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