I need to vent. And it's probably a little childish, and it isn't directed towards you at all. This is just in general. But how can people view a picture 25 times or over 100 times and not even make one comment? Is my photography or art that boring? I know we've talked about this before with the Etsy site and me wanting to start up a site, but its stuff like this that just doesn't make you feel good enough, it just doesn't do very good on the whole confidence level. So to speak. I comment on peoples work all of the time. Writing this to you was probably stupid but i just need to get it off my chest. It's been bugging me for months.* LA:
oh sweetie... i wish i could give you a hug! i've totally known that feeling before...and it kinda hurts. makes ya insecure about what you're sharing. BUT i will say this!!! You are fabulous and have ABSOLUTELY NO REASON to question your work. People start commenting when other people comment. lol... weird. but once theres one comment, probably another will follow...and then more and more. its so high school.
and its even worse on flickr 'cause people are just beboppin and skattin (seinfeld quote) all over and they don't wanna stop their flow to comment. it doesn't mean you're not comment-worthy (lol, ref seinfeld quote: "sponge-worthy")... i wish i could comment more on all my friends photos and blogs...but i honestly just don't have much time. i'm so behind on so many things...and just can't always do it. I look so i can keep up, but its hard to comment often. (i know you probably weren't aiming your frustration at me... but i just wanted to say that)
the other thing is... when people CONNECT with you... they'll connect with your photos or moments SO much more! so... share in your descriptions *charming* insights into those moments. and write in a conversational way... not "informative/professional". conversational invites everyone into your world and they will connect! connections=comments.
be yourself and enjoy sharing. do it for you. i love you, and i hope you have a really special day. please try hard not to value your internet-self-worth on the quanity of your comments. you are awesome and i hope you keep persevering in your creative/art life! you totally rock! :)
ps. you are not childish at all. i totally understand why you're feeling frustrated.
pps. i'd like to blog this cause its a frustrating thing for a lot of people. can i post this conversation (w/o your name) on my blog? xox
Thanks Leigh Ann for all of your input. Sometimes its nice to know that other people have or had this problem. And I totally wasn't directing anything towards you.....it was all in general. I'm so glad that I have met you in blog world...not only are you very inspiring, but you care enough to take the time to respond when someone is down and out. I hope you have a great day too.
Ooooh I forgot....yes you can put this in your blog post if you'd like.
People: Your comments cheer your friends up. If you feel something happy for them, type it. Comments create smiles ;)