A year has passed since I decided to make this blog ‘my own’, by paying for a domain name and to go without adverts.
I know this because I have just had notice that my payment for the next year of it has just arrived (notice that it has been paid, not that it was due soon of course).
As is my way, and normally with health reasons behind it, sometimes I seem to be inspired and updating the site regularly and other times it goes all quiet.
In fact this last three months has been one of my quietest periods ever photographically and that’s just because feeling energised and positive enough to get out and about has been a relatively rare thing. Sitting at home, reading, writing and sleeping (and may be occasionally coming up with nonsense for Bryntin on his blog) has been more the standard mode of operation.
So if any of the now 1,000 odd followers pops in from time to time and simply sees the same stuff as was there last time, I do apologise but my photo blog has always been current, reflecting what I am doing now and not delving in to a stock of older library pictures, even though that exists of course.
The most popular shots have been the most ‘conventional’ black and white landscape shots in terms of sales; people seem to ‘like’ and ‘favourite’ the abstracts but are not buying them for their walls.
Which is a shame because they’re the ones that are definitely ‘my own work’, having real spontaneity and unique and unrepeatable elements to them. They’re the one’s that I can leaf through books or visit galleries and never see other photos just like them.
Perhaps they’re a step too far for the lovers of the classic landscape photography I had on here when the site was featured on Discover. Or just not that good.
I don’t know, but I like them so that’ll do for me.
Fortunately, I have made enough commission from my print sales to cover the purchase of my blog account (just), so you can go without adverts on here for another year. Although I’ll probably mention my print stores a lot instead, so I suppose it’s just a different sort of adverts.
How many new shots you’ll see when you get here is another thing entirely. Hopefully, it’s a lot of them because that’ll mean I’m out and about, taking new pictures and freshly energised again.
My thanks to recent purchasers who have recently sent pictures of their purchases now in place in their own homes. I’m not ever going to be rich from them in monetary terms but am definitely richer for seeing them being enjoyed.