Monday, August 27, 2012
Here's the thing about my blog: I feel it growing bland at just a single glance. I'm growing tired of the constant million-photos+single-paragraph-of-meaninglessness rhythm. It gets tiring after a while, all the photos that fill up the page; so many from a single day when just three would have done the trick. And lately, I feel as if I have more to say than I have to show. Sometimes, I could fill up a page with words that I feel would better describe the day than any photograph I'd taken...but that wouldn't work. That's not how I do my blog. No one here cares enough to read that much about something I experienced.
Why? If I wanted my blog to be full of words, wouldn't that be okay? Couldn't I make that okay? I know everyone else has loads of photographs and hardly any words...but sometimes I just want the reverse effect of that. I know pictures are a huge thing these days, but I like words too. And if it's down to the "no one cares" excuse, clearly I should just do it.
I guess what I'm trying to say is: I'm going to be doing things a little differently. It's going to be different. Some people might not like it, but that's alright with me. There's no way one person can ever be everyone's favorite.
There will be some days when I'll write you something that's really long. I might give you a portion of my thoughts or a story from a few days ago. There will be some days where I'll just have a few photographs (or maybe many) to share and not very much to say about them. Some days, I'll just talk to you (maybe via video). Some days I'll teach you something. Generally, this will be a big "here's what I have for you today," posting system. And not everyone's going to like it. But here's the thing: I'm not just a photographer. I'm more of a writer than I let on here, but I'm not even just that either. And that should be seen here.
Right now, I'm going to let you decide if you want to stick around for this. You can leave now if you want. You could stay for a few weeks and decide you hate it and leave then. Or you could decide you love it and stay. Or you could even be excited for something new to come to this space because you were getting bored, too, and you've already decided to stay. I can't imagine how differently you all are going to respond to this, but right now it's your choice. Whatever it is you decide is perfectly fine.
I just want my blog to be a place where I can share whatever I'd like...even if it's just a page full of words. For all the people that only come here to scroll through a page of my photos: I'm sorry. Photos aren't the only things I have to share anymore--if it ever was. (Because I have no idea when I decided minimal words and maximum photos were best.) I have a flickr if all you want to see is my photos. I'll still be posting photographs all the time, but words are going to be popping up a lot, too.
So here's the thing: things are going to be different. I am excited. This blog won't be following the same style and structure that you've seen for the past couple months. Changes will be coming. In fact, they've already come. I've written you 7 paragraphs and an entirely minimalist design has been installed. (headers were getting annoying to me. I was dying to put this design up. I hope you like it, too. I know...it's really different.) I hope you decide to stick around for this, because it's going to be the same writer and the same photographer and the same Megan, just a different way of doing things.
thanks for reading.
xo | Megan