In the Internet everybody can hear you scream
Clickbait is the plague of the Internet – many formerly more or less serious web pages use headlines like this to generate clicks because unfortunately they do work – you clicked, didn’t you ;)? The number of web pages that I read on a daily basis without getting angry is getting lower and lower. It’s a shame that one has to scream to get attention, like in real life. I am not motivated to be a part of it.
It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to
To write an article including the translation takes me 2-3 hours of precous lifetime, depending on the amount of text. Normally it’s fun so I don’t complain but due to the decreasing reach of my articles e.g. on Facebook it became more of a burden during the last months. You recognized the lack of updates during the last months for sure. As a matter of fact, this blog costs money (Bloghosting, Photohosting, Webshop, Lightroom / Photoshop, Plugins…) and the amount of money I make with it is negligible and approximately covers the costs. Frankly it’s more profitable to attend about two meetings in my “real job” while eating cake and drinking coffee – and I don’t even need to be active while doing this ;). So why am I still here if not for the money? Well, photography is (still) fun for me and I like to show my photos and write about my experiences. It’s important to keep that in mind and to constantly ask myself if I still do it for fun, especially when I am only talking to myself and there is no feedback at all. This whole thing needs to work without an audience.
How about the future
I know there are some readers who visit the blog on a regular basis and who enjoy the photos. Don’t worry, I will continue writing articles and posting photos – but it will only happen when I am really motivated and not because I think I have to. I will not shout to get more visitors, it’s not my style and never will be. If nobody listens I will talk to myself – that makes me one of many in Frankfurt ;).
After this Sunday message let’s see so impressions from Bari – it’s breathtaking, really ;).