Supposedly, matching an image to witty or deeply intimate commentary made me something of a "hot commodity" here in the past. I got a lot of views, a lot of responses, and my work was shared pretty widely over the internet. Folks didn't want to see just a pretty picture, they wanted substance. The experience had to be personal.
I think the way we digest information now has changed, however. Quick. Small bites. Let me scan it and "like it" and pin it and tumble it. It makes me wonder if I need to keep writing. Writing takes time, thought and effort. Posting a shot from an ever-growing library of favorite images is almost immediate. Click. Post. Save. Done.
After all, it's about sharing what we love, what moves us (in visual form) that matters. Does anyone really need to hear about a family crisis, psychological issue, or what I ate on my vacation? That stuff is for Facebook. :-)
Honestly, this takes some consideration. I have a long history with Flickr. I've made many good friends here. And I guess, as with any other platform, if people love and respect you, they'll go with whatever you do. Because it's about you, and your art. Which is what it should be.
Expect a lot more posts from me in the future. I know I keep promising, but I'm going to deliver.
Peace, everyone. And don't forget your mittens.