Thursday, October 6, 2016
I have been having a hard time finding my way back to my blogging voice this week. Last week I finished an article for the on-line magazine, Rural, that I periodically write for. I love writing, but anyone who tells you it isn't a lot of work, is a liar, or extremely blessed. I am neither.
Once I lose the voice, I have a really hard time refocusing.
It isn't that I haven't been out exploring, I have. These photos were taken last week on a trip to our local garden and sculpture park. I am shooting for a once a season visit. I went this summer, and now I have been in Autumn, next up will be winter.
That also happened to be the last day of my rental with the Canon 6D. I love the camera, but haven't ordered it yet. My husband and I have a trip planned to Indiana to tour wooden covered bridges in a couple of weeks. I guess we will see what happens between now and then...
What usually helps me dive back into my blog is a project. My friend Lee and I Skype nearly every Wednesday, she is a fellow blogger, photographer and writer. We have a virtual friendship that is going on two years now, we have had an on-line friendship for almost four years, but we have never met in person. She lives in Maine, I live in Michigan.
When we were Skyping this week, we were reminising about past groups and projects we have done together that have encouraged our blogging practice. We hit upon one that we use to do that involved posting our favorite photograph from the previous month, along with a story about why it meant something to us. We both loved that practice, and agreed that we missed it.
Then the magic happened. Even though that particular project no longer exists, why couldn't we start our own project, just she and I sharing our favorite photo and the story behind it. So that is what we are going to do.
Coming this weekend the first in our new monthly project, stay tuned.