Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Thoughts on Flickr

I've been thinking about Flickr for a couple of weeks now. I post scads of stuff on Flickr. Some junk, some gems. And I don't get it when great photographers only post one or two things there. I tend to overnourish. Should I or how do I restrain myself?

Flickr is gluttony. No question. Do I enjoy getting lost in it for hours? Um, kinda. It's like Thanksgiving dinner: delicious but deadly. Flickr is the big conversation, the external not the internal.

A blog is a smaller conversation: with yourself, your friends and followers, etc. My blog is my diary; I'm still trying to figure out if it's words or pictures or both.

So maybe this Flickr/blog tension is a question of priorities.  Or of editing. And what the heck role does Facebook play? This is a conversation on hold.

Here's one of my favorites of the photos I just uploaded to Flickr.

1 comment:

  1. I try to edit before I post to Flickr. And then use Flickr for further editing. It's a great way to see what appeals to people. Sometimes I'm surprised and sometimes I'm not. I like how certain things bubble up as more popular. And I love getting feedback. I am also enjoying cultivating a community on Flickr of people whose images I consistently like.

    Facebook is different. Though perhaps a good way to give friends visibility into my photographic work. But I mostly post family photos to FB and not so much the art schtuff.

    For what it's worth.


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Being an unemployed mom made it possible for me to return to my first love: photography. I'm generally a crafty sort; love to knit, cook, make cards, you name it. I love hanging with my kid and the conversations that ensue. My husband is a sweetie and my friends are the best. Not an irresponsible one in the bunch. I would love to hear your comments, especially on my photographs.